Sustainable enterprises

  • In most countries, private enterprises create the most jobs. This is especially true in developing countries, where over 90 percent of jobs are in the private sector. People who have overcome poverty identify “finding a paid job” or “starting a business” as the two most important reasons.

New Findings

  1. Video interview

    ILO @ COP22

    Date issued: 01 December 2016

    Moustapha Kamal Gueye, coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme, explains what was ILO's main involvement and messages at the COP22 and next steps.

  2. Conference paper

    Multinational enterprises, development and decent work

    16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting Bali, Indonesia, 6 - 9 December 2016

    Report on the promotion and application of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in Asia and the Pacific

  3. Article

    ILO supporting Algerian youth social and solidarity economy initiatives

    Article | 11 November 2016

    Through the A’AMAL project the ILO intends to support the Algerian Government's efforts to implement youth-centred policies and strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs).

  4. Publication

    Practical guidance on how to combine vocational and business management training

    Date issued: 09 November 2016

  5. Agreement on FDI

    ILO and WAIPA sign agreement on FDI and decent jobs

    Press release | 14 October 2016

    Agreement is expected to lead to the generation of decent jobs, sustainable businesses, more inclusive growth and better sharing of the benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI).

  6. Publication

    SME Promotion Agencies: Is there a best set-up? A quest for good practices

    Date issued: 17 October 2016

    This study aims to identify good practices and lessons learnt with respect to the configuration and operation of SME promotion agencies. It has been developed in response to several requests from governments which approached the ILO for advice and information. Most current studies on the role of SME support institutions tend to focus on the regulatory and institutional frameworks, rather than on specific operational issues that define criteria for success. This study addresses both of these aspects of government-led SME promotion agencies.

  7. Newsflash

    ENTERPRISES Newsflash

    Newsflash No.10, December 2016

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ILo Videos on Sustainable Enterprises

  1. ILO SCORE India: SCORE Module 5 on ‘Safety and Health at Work : A Platform for Productivity’

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