Publications

February 2016

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    The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Update: February 2016)

    03 February 2016

    As part of the wider UN response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees so as to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt), with projects of a total value of nearly USD 22 million. This addresses in particular the key strategic direction of the 3RP of investing in livelihoods and employment opportunities to better equip refugees and host community members to provide for themselves and their families.

December 2015

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    Ringing in a New Era of Development Cooperation

    23 December 2015

    The ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy for 2015-17 has increased the ILO's focus, re-emphasized our effectiveness, and updated our approaches to capacity development, partnerships and resource mobilization. This brochure describes these innovations.

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    Public-private partnerships for decent work: An alliance for the future

    16 December 2015

November 2015

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    Triangular cooperation and Decent Work: Good Practices

    28 November 2015

    This publication is aimed at emphasizing the growing importance of South-South and triangular cooperation for the ILO in promoting social justice and mainstreaming the Decent Work Agenda, with a particular focus on triangular cooperation. It discusses the ILO’s definition of triangular cooperation and includes a compilation of good practices in successful triangular cooperation projects and activities that have been implemented in recent years in which the ILO has been involved.

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    Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia: A South-South and triangular cooperation perspective

    10 November 2015

    A compilation of good practices to support the ILO in developing a strategy of South-South and triangular cooperation in Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia.

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    Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation and Decent Work: An ILO perspective

    09 November 2015

    With ILO's involvement with fragile-to-fragile cooperation, it has strengthened its relations with g7+ members based on the directives of our South-South and triangular cooperation practices. In fragile States it is crucial to promote partnerships between equals. Mutual trust, horizontal relations and demand-driven objectives characterize such partnerships. The g7+ has recently put forward a New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. The New Deal proposes key peace building and state building goals, while focusing on new ways of engaging, and identifying commitment strategies. In a similar manner to the South-South and triangular cooperation rationale, the basis for this new cooperation paradigm is the acknowledgment that some beneficiary countries have learnt sufficiently from development.

October 2015

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    Migration, human rights and governance - Handbook for parliamentarians No. 24, 2015

    16 October 2015

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union, the International Labour Office and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in this Handbook offer responses to fundamental questions on migration, such as those concerned with its root causes and possible responses in terms of good policies and practices, as well as the challenges, both for migrants and for countries, in relation to national well-being, development and social cohesion. The handbook proposes a balanced approach to make effective laws and policies that address the human rights of migrants and the governance of migration.

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    French multinational enterprises, corporate social responsibility and Social Protection Floors (SPF): Public-Private Partnership

    09 October 2015

    Social protection floors (SFP) are nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees that should ensure that all in need have access to essential health care and to basic income security. They are a key area of work for the ILO. As part of the ILO’s initiatives to implement social protection floors in emerging and developing countries and its partnership with GIP SPSI (the French government agency responsible for social protection) in this area, an informal meeting was organized with representatives of French companies with significant international market share and interest in social protection issues as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy.

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    Localizing the Decent Work Agenda through South-South and City-to-City Cooperation

    07 October 2015

    The ILO builds on the vision that local actors are important contributors to employment creation, social protection and the protection of fundamental principles and rights at work. In this view and in order to localize the Decent Work Agenda (DWA), the ILO signed a cooperation agreement with the World Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in 2012. Working together, the two organisations improve local actors’ capacities through South-South and City-to-City Cooperation and projects focusing on employment creation, local economic development and formalization of the informal sector

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    Social and Solidarity Economy: Social Innovation in the World of Work (Johannesburg, 27-31 July 2015) - A compilation of short articles for the 2015 Academy

    07 October 2015

    The articles, written by South-South scholars for the ILO’s 2015 Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (Johannseburg), focus on regional and subregional networking experiences for social innovation in SSE policies in the framework of South-South and triangular cooperation. The objective is to share and exchange good practices on SSTC and SSE and create a strong network of practitioners that combine SSE work with South-South and triangular cooperation methodology. Following the Academy, a series of networks were established.

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    Social Dialogue Fact Sheet Cover

    06 October 2015

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    Social Protection Fact Sheet Cover

    06 October 2015

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    Employment Promotion Cover

    06 October 2015

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    Public-private partnerships on standards and fundamental principles and rights at work

    06 October 2015

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    Decent Work: An Alliance for the Future South-South and Triangular Cooperation in ILO public-private partnerships

    06 October 2015

    As a growing form of partnership, South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) is playing an increasingly important role in the ILO’s public-private partnerships. Southern partners, with similar experience in development, bring particularly relevant and helpful experience in assisting the development of the Global South. In 2005, the Government of Brazil and the ILO initiated systematic horizontal cooperation in the field of combating child labour within Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. Since then the ILO has more formally strengthened its role as a bridge between development partners of the South. Until mid-2015, several SSTC projects were concluded among the public private partnerships in place. The areas of cooperation included employment promotion, skills development, sustainable enterprises, HIV/ AIDS, workers’ organizations and child labour. Goal 17 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development concerns global partnerships, including South-South Cooperation, as a key target.

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    Decent Work: An Alliance for the Future Public-private partnerships with universities, knowledge and research centres

    06 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization is increasingly seen as the global centre for technical expertise and as an authority in the areas of labour statistics, research, analysis and policy advice. Knowledge-related publicprivate partnerships play an important role in sustaining the ILO’s role as the lead organization in the world of work.

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    Improving productivity and competitiveness through labour law compliance in Pakistan's textile sector: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Realising the economic and employment implications of non-compliance for Pakistan, the national Government has developed an International Labour Standard (ILS) Compliance and Reporting Programme to improve workplace practices in the textile industry together with the ILO. The programme will ensure the application of labour laws through the active engagement of the textile industry in order to guarantee the continuity of Pakistan’s exports to the global market.

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    Improving working conditions and promoting competitiveness in global supply chains: The ILO/IFC Better Work Programme: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Better Work is an innovative partnership between the International Labour Organization, the International Finance Corporation, and as at December 2013, 22 buyer partners and 827 factories employing 966,762 women and men. The programme plays a significant role in helping international buyers uphold their commitment to comply with international core labour standards and national labour laws, and to continuously improve their global supply chains.

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    Job evaluation and design of an occupational certification process in the construction industry - Uruguay: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    In coordination with employers’ and workers’ representatives, and funded by the Fondo Social de la Construcción, the ILO Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (ILO-CINTERFOR) embarked on an initiative entitled “Job evaluation and design of an occupational certification process in the construction industry”.

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    Social dialogue and industrial relations in Morocco: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The OCP Group (Office Chérifien des Phosphates) is the largest company in the country. In 2010, products of phosphates and their derivatives accounted for nearly a quarter of Moroccan exports by value, approximately 3.5 per cent of GDP. Morocco’s national phosphates company is the world’s leading exporter of phosphates and employs more than 18,000 staff. OCP engaged in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) in Turin to develop tailor-made training activities to strengthen the negotiation skills of their management and workers' representatives.