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2014

  1. Interview

    Six months in force, eight years in the making: The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is now in full sail

    24 February 2014

    Interview with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director, ILO International Labour Standards Department, ILO, Geneva

  2. © ILO 2014

    Philippines

    100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover

    17 February 2014

    Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.

  3. Youth entrepreneurship

    Agriculture and youth employment: The missing link

    14 February 2014

    The agricultural sector has a huge potential to create jobs but needs to polish its image in order to attract more young people. To do this, governments should provide relevant education and training.

  4. Disabilities

    A father, a mechanic, a trainer, an entrepreneur and disabled – in that order

    11 February 2014

    Ask anyone in Tongi about Mosharrof Hossain and they’ll tell you he’s the man to fix your fridge. What they probably won’t tell you is that he will do it without hands.

  5. Gender equality

    Underrated, underreported: Working women in Pakistan

    03 February 2014

    Gender stereotypes are common in Pakistani media and continue to make it difficult for women to play an equal role in the country’s workforce. A recent ILO project focuses on Pakistani journalists themselves, using media to re-shape public perception about working women.

  6. Interview

    Challenges and opportunities for trade unions in 2014

    27 January 2014

    Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), discusses achievements of the global trade union movement in 2013 and new challenges coming up this year. She stresses the role of the ILO in the fight for workers’ rights and says what she expects from the ITUC Congress in May 2014 in Berlin.

  7. © AFP/Fayez Nureldine 2014

    Algeria

    The pride of working women

    16 January 2014

    A new ILO study examines the constraints on working women in Algeria and the opportunities available to them.

  8. © ILO / Alan Dow 2014

    Viet Nam garment industry

    Better talk leads to better work

    02 January 2014

    As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way for improved working conditions and competitiveness.

2013

  1. Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines

    Haiyan survivors see hope in long-term employment

    20 December 2013

    Restoring livelihoods is a priority for workers affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on 8 November killing thousands of people and leaving millions homeless and jobless. As the recovery gathers pace, people are looking for sustainable sources of income to support themselves and their families.

  2. Moldova

    Helping migrant workers to secure social security rights

    19 December 2013

    At least 25 per cent of workers in Moldova will work abroad at some point in their career. However, few of them know that in many cases they are entitled to receive social security benefits from their destination countries once they go back home. An ILO campaign is aiming to change that perception.

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