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2014

  1. Tackling child labour in Pakistan

    A teacher like Baji

    28 April 2014

    Rubina’s story was told by representatives of the Punjab Literacy Department attending the South Asia Labour Conference recently held in Lahore. They were there to emphasize the close links between literacy, education, skills, employment and income.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Why are chemicals important in the workplace and beyond?

    24 April 2014

    An ILO report shows that while chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment.

  3. Zimbabwe

    Moving from marginalization through apprenticeships

    04 April 2014

    An ILO project in Zimbabwe is helping improve the quality of apprenticeships in the informal economy. The programme helps young people, particularly those living with disability, find decent work and escape the vicious circle of marginalization and poverty.

  4. © Chandan Khanna / AFP 2014

    Disability and work

    Employing people with disabilities: It’s right and smart

    31 March 2014

    Employing people with disabilities – a huge and largely overlooked market segment – makes a lot of sense for companies. But that requires overcoming a fear of the unknown and looking at abilities rather than disabilities.

  5. Philippines

    The daily struggle of a Haiyan widow

    24 March 2014

    Jobs are the top priority for many of those whose livelihoods were shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The situation is particularly challenging for women who lost their husbands and became head of household overnight.

  6. International Women’s Day 2014

    Women at work – where we are, where we want to be

    08 March 2014

    To mark International Women’s Day, the ILO reflects on the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Follow two women, an Indian CEO and a US school teacher, whose experiences shed an interesting light on the common challenges facing women across the globe.

  7. Rural development

    "Money finds us!" - Enriching the vegetable harvest in Timor-Leste

    28 February 2014

    How an ILO supported project helped a local community to improve their farming practices, develop their market access, create jobs and support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  8. Liverpool University news

    Liverpool University news - Guy Ryder: Modern slavery costs us all

    27 February 2014

  9. © ILO 2014

    Labour migration

    Crisis prompts Albanian workers to return home

    26 February 2014

    The first modern Albanian employment centre opened last month to provide better services to jobseekers, particularly migrant workers returning to Albania from crisis countries in Europe.

  10. © ILO 2014

    Entrepreneurship

    The cost of not knowing how to cost

    25 February 2014

    How the ILO contributes to women’s empowerment, job creation and economic growth in Uganda through business management skills.

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