November 2015

  1. Publication

    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.

  2. Publication

    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.

  3. Publication

    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

  1. Publication

    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.

  2. Publication

    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.

  3. Publication

    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

  4. Publication

    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.

  5. Publication

    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.

  6. © Z.Hossain Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2015


    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.

  7. Publication

    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”.

  8. Publication

    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.

  9. Publication

    Empowering unions and strengthening the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour in the Better Work Programme: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The partnership is supporting workers’ organizations within Better Work – a multi-country innovative partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation aimed at improving compliance with national labour law and core labour standards while enhancing business competitiveness. This project supports Better Work Viet Nam in particular.

  10. Publication

    Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) at work in Mozambique: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Since 2006 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been supporting stakeholders in the world of work to better respond to HIV and AIDS in Mozambique. Actions encompass scaling up access to HIV prevention and care through the workplace, increasing the demand for VCT, taking into account the gender-specific needs of women and men, and economically empowering women, young people and people working in the informal economy who are particularly vulnerable to HIV.

  11. Publication

    Preventing HIV in Ethiopia: The MULU Worksites Project: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The MULU Worksites project is a USAID/PEPFAR-funded project managed by World Learning Ethiopia in partnership with FHI 360, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The project seeks to implement gender-responsive workplace HIV combination prevention programmes that will strengthen the HIV response in large-scale workplaces employing over 500 persons. Construction, agriculture, leather, cement, mining and manufacturing sectors are a vital entry point for combination prevention, as they employ women and men engaged in high-risk behaviours such as commercial and transactional sex, and multiple concurrent partnerships.

  12. Publication

    HIV prevention, care and treatment at work in Indonesia: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    The ILO has been working closely with its constituents to implement workplace programmes on HIV prevention, care and support, and to prevent HIV employment-related stigma and discrimination.

  13. Publication

    Economically empowering the HIV-vulnerable population along transport corridors in Tanzania: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Since 2011 the ILO has managed an HIV and AIDS vulnerability reduction programme along Tanzania’s transport corridors of Chalinze, Ilula, Mafinga, Makambako, Tunduma and Kyela. This innovative approach reduces the impact of the epidemic by focusing on members of the local communities lying along these transport corridors. The economic empowerment and gender equality approach, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), provides skills and resources through the Innovation Fund to beneficiaries to help them start or improve their business, and to form groups and cooperatives to improve their livelihoods, thereby reducing their vulnerability to HIV and AIDS.

  14. Publication

    Empowering HIV-vulnerable people along transport corridors in Zimbabwe: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Since 2011 the ILO has established a programme along the transport corridors in Chirundu, Kotwa, Nyamapanda, Beitbridge and Ngundu that provides HIV prevention and care services for transport workers and populations operating along these corridors, and business-related services that enable vulnerable populations to start or improve their business, form cooperatives and access funds to improve their resilience to the impacts of HIV.

  15. Publication

    Comprehensive approach to improving workplace nutrition in Chile: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Workplace health promotion programmes, especially those on nutrition, are part of a comprehensive occupational safety and health policy. In 2005 the results of a global study on good practices in providing food at work were published by the ILO, entitled: “Food at Work: Workplace solutions for malnutrition, obesity and chronic diseases”. The study shows that workplace meal programmes providing convenient access to healthy food can help prevent micronutrient deficiencies and chronic diseases, including obesity and diabetes.

  16. © Alex Berger 2015


    Reducing HIV vulnerability in Zambia through economic empowerment: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    To create gainful employment as an avenue for economic empowerment and, eventually, to reduce vulnerability to HIV and AIDS, the ILO signed and ratified a Corridor Economic Empowerment Innovation Fund (CEEIF) grant with Cavmont Bank in Zambia, kick-starting a public-private partnership in Zambia. The project is linked to the ILO’s Corridor Economic Empowerment Project (CEEP) to reduce HIV vulnerability along the main transport corridors in Southern Africa.

  17. Publication

    HIV Prevention and Care in India: Public-Private Partnership

    06 October 2015

    Partnerships are at the forefront of all ILO activities in the field of HIV and the world of work. The success of the ILO in reaching thousands of workers at risk of, or otherwise affected by HIV, can be attributed to its strong collaboration with a large number of bilateral and multilateral partners.