Features

2014

  1. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2014

    Formalizing employment in Brazil

    A “simple” path to formal employment

    09 October 2014

    In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment.

  2. Green jobs

    Young Indonesian entrepreneur goes green

    30 September 2014

    Ilham Rhamanda is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs in Indonesia, for whom there is more to business than pure profits. With ILO support he is following a greener, sustainable approach for his sportswear business.

  3. Stories from the field

    Zambian employers consider the "business case” for hiring people with disabilities

    29 September 2014

    In July 2014, Zambian employers and the ILO held an unprecedented roundtable on “Unlocking the potential: A Zambia business roundtable on disability and employment”. The discussions brought together a wide range of stakeholders to consider the business case for hiring people with disabilities and concrete actions that contribute to their training and employment.

  4. Article

    Lunch lecture on "Growing Inequalities and Social Unrest in the World" in Brussels

    25 September 2014

    At a lunch lecture in Brussels, ILO Research Director Raymond Torres presented recent ILO findings on income inequality in the world.

  5. © ILO/J. Wongpaithoon 2014

    Skills

    The road to entrepreneurship

    01 September 2014

    Than Wai Aung, a Myanmar migrant worker in Thailand, turned himself from a construction worker into a mushroom entrepreneur with the help of the ILO's C-BED business skills training.

  6. Small Island Developing States

    Gaining skills for a new life in Timor Leste

    29 August 2014

    Empowering youth through education and training is key to achieving sustainable development in small island developing states like Timor Leste, where youth unemployment has reached 21.6 per cent.

  7. © Anwar Amro / AFP 2014

    Labour migration

    Edging closer to justice: The journey of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    15 August 2014

    One migrant domestic worker in Lebanon decided to fight the “kafala” system and escape her employers. She took her case to a Lebanese court, and, seven years on, has been rewarded by achieving a measure of justice, a feat that would have seemed impossible to achieve a mere decade ago.

  8. ILO Blog

    The triple whammy for indigenous women in Dhaka

    07 August 2014

    Indigenous peoples face common challenges in accessing education, jobs and social protection, says Lina Lushai, ILO National Project Officer in Bangladesh. She explains how promotion of decent employment can help relieve poverty and allow indigenous people to stay in their communities.

  9. Help for migrants

    Jordan workers’ centre proves an essential lifeline for migrants

    04 August 2014

    In less than one year the Al Hassan Industrial Zone Workers’ Centre in Jordan has become a model for servicing migrant workers.

  10. © Ishara S.Kodikara / AFP 2014

    HIV and Social protection

    Bold move in Sri Lanka lets people with HIV get health coverage

    07 July 2014

    For the first time, leading insurance firms in Sri Lanka will cover HIV-related medical costs. The move – spearheaded by the ILO – means increased access to treatment and a better quality of life for HIV-positive patients and their families.