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  1. News

    A passion, mission - organizing waste pickers.

    21 December 2016

    During “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” workshop in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December 2016, ILO COOP spoke to Manuel Mateu an Engineer from the Movement of Excluded Workers (MTE) in Argentina, about his work as an organiser of waste pickers.

  2. News

    The dreams and reality of a waste picker

    21 December 2016

    During “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” workshop in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December 2016, ILO COOP spoke to Fehmi Celikok, a waste picker from Turkey, about his life as a waste picker

  3. News

    Step forward for waste pickers in Turkey

    21 December 2016

    A workshop “Understanding the Role of Waste Pickers and their Cooperatives in Waste Management and Recycling”, organized by the ILO and the Ministry of Customs and Trade was held in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December.

  4. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2018

    Article

    Too hot to work?

    14 December 2016

    The ILO invited Professor Tord Kjellström to shed light on the impacts of rising heat due to climate change on occupational health risks and worker productivity.

  5. Blog

    Will climate action deliver decent work?

    15 November 2016

    The world of work played a crucial role in the process leading up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement. It will also be indispensable to its successful implementation.

  6. © Evan Schneider / UN 2018

    News

    The Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force

    04 November 2016

    The early ratification of the Agreement by 97 parties so far sends a clear and positive signal that countries are conscious of the urgency to avert irreversible damage from climate change.

  7. Event

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP22

    The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016. This twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) follows the adoption in 2015 of the Paris Agreement on climate change at COP21.

  8. Global South-South Development Expo 2016

    ILO Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum, 1 November 2016

    During this year's GSSD Forum, hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, and based on an assessment of past staff needs, the ILO will hold a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Solution Forum on The Future of Work and South-South and Triangular Cooperation, devoted to ILO staff and partners. The objectives include ensuring ILO staff and constituents can access tools and methodologies that will enable them to implement new South-South and triangular cooperation projects. ILO staff and constituents will be able to follow up on their learning experience of SSTC by exchanging experience and deepening knowledge through an ‘SSTC virtual meeting point’ (www.southsouthpoint.net) and by tailor-made coaching and training sessions. The ILO is organising its Future of Work dialogues around four Centenary Conversations: 1) Work and Society; 2) Decent Jobs for All; 3) The organization of work and production; 4) The Governance of Work. Participants are invited to concentrate on two of the dialogues. The event will also feature last year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, the "Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet", in a session entitled "Good Practice in Social Dialogue and Algerian SSTC cooperation". This will address social dialogue and social protection.

  9. News

    PAGE Green Economy Academy: Enhancing national capacities for transformative change

    05 October 2016

    A High-Level Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Fair inaugurated the 2016 global Academy on the Green Economy to build inclusive green economies.

  10. High-Level Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Fair

    The Future of Work in the Transition to Inclusive Green Economies

    This event will inaugurate the second global PAGE Academy on the Green Economy, to be held in Turin, from 3 to 14 October 2016.