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Cooperatives
On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa” in Berlin, ILO Cooperative Unit (COOP) Chief Simel Esim explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda.

  1. ILO Topic Portal on Cooperatives
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ILO/WHO briefing note
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in to contact with the disease. The ILO and WHO have issued joint guidelines for employers and workers on Ebola, providing guidance on preventing the virus in the workplace.

  1. Read our latest ILO Blog: Ebola outbreak, how we’re keeping workers safe
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UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
The third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.
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School to work transition
A new ILO report on the transitions of young people from education to the employment market in Asia and the Pacific, finds majority of youth in the region are either in low quality jobs or unemployed.

  1. ILO topic portal on youth employment
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XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
Each year 2.3 million people worldwide die from a work-related accident or disease. ILO Director-General announces renewed efforts to get compliance for health and safety standards at work around the globe.

  1. ILO Portal on Safety and Health at Work
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Maritime Labour Convention
The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. The MLC, 2006 provides comprehensive protection at work for seafarers. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it's like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.

  1. Read: The 1st anniversary of Maritime Labour Convention
  2. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
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