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December 2013

  1. © R. Daud & SH. Yahya / Flickr 2014

    Social Protection

    Palestinian Authority to adopt private sector social security scheme by 2015

    02 December 2013

    The National Social Security Committee has unveiled a proposed social security scheme covering pensions, and maternity and employment injury benefits to be financed by both employers and workers

November 2013

  1. Philippines

    ILO: Service sector severely affected by typhoon Haiyan

    28 November 2013

    Half of the workers affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan were working in the service sector, said the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Child labour

    Lebanon pledges to end the worst forms of child labour by 2016

    07 November 2013

    Lebanese President Michel Suleiman announces the launch of a national action plan to eliminate child labour in its worst forms within three years.

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    More and better jobs

    Labour standards increasingly included in bilateral and regional free trade agreements

    07 November 2013

    A new ILO report shows free trade agreements with measures relating to labour standards are on the rise and recommends measures to improve their effectiveness.

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    Employment policies

    ILO report says additional measures needed to tackle Portugal jobs crisis

    04 November 2013

    With unprecedented levels of unemployment and declining investment, a new ILO report describes the socio-economic situation of the country as “critical”.

October 2013

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    Projections from ECLAC and ILO

    Latin American and Caribbean unemployment rate could fall to 6.2% in 2013

    30 October 2013

    Agencies state that this would be a slight decrease in relation to 2012, owing to a slowdown in the labour participation rate.

  2. 319th Governing Body of the ILO

    Ryder: Global employment pressured by weak economic recovery

    28 October 2013

    ILO Director-General points to growing awareness of the importance of employment-centred strategies to strengthen the recovery.

  3. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    ILO chief: World needs to turn plans to end child labour into urgent action

    10 October 2013

    “More than ever our focus must be on action and results as well as process,” says Guy Ryder at the end of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour.

  4. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    ILO Director-General calls on countries to boost efforts to fight child labour

    08 October 2013

    “We see greater understanding that decent work for adults and youth of working age is a necessity if we are to ensure family incomes that do not rely on child labour – and in turn, that child labour undermines decent work and decent wages for adult workers,” says ILO chief Guy Ryder at the opening ceremony of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour.

September 2013

  1. New report

    ILO says global number of child labourers down by a third since 2000

    23 September 2013

    A new ILO report shows that the fight against child labour is on the right track, but the goal of eliminating its worst forms by 2016 will not be met at the current pace.

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