Global South-South Development Expo 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.
Memorandum of Understanding
06 September 2016
On the eve of ILO’s centenary and the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening-up Initiative, the ILO and the MOHRSS are re-defining their cooperation as a strategic partnership on the basis of important achievements made particularly in the last 15 years.
South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Joint ILO – CHINA – ASEAN Conference to share worldwide experience to extend social protection floors to all.
25 August 2016
A new Norwegian-funded ILO project will work to withdraw hundreds of Lebanese and Syrian children from hazardous working conditions and protect thousands of others from engaging in especially the worst forms of child labour.
Mapping the SSE Landscape in India and Brazil through South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Gender-Based Initiatives in Social and Solidarity Economy
26 July 2016
Contribution to the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy, Turin, 2016
Public-Private partnership in Ghana
13 July 2016
The ILO will support Oasis Websoft in further developing their online health application to provide information and advice on labour rights and HIV for young people in Ghana.
South-South and triangular cooperation
11 July 2016
The Turin-based academy will help set up and coordinate strategic initiatives and political advocacy linked to South-South and triangular cooperation.
11 July 2016
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have played an important role in promoting decent work around the world for more than a decade, mobilizing resources, knowledge and expertise to aid the work of the Office. Since their inception, the number of partnerships has increased steadily, most rapidly in the past four years. The ILO continues to promote the development of PPPs as an effective and collaborative way of leveraging its values, principles and standards in today’s rapidly changing world of work. The tripartite nature of the ILO has been critically important in building such partnerships, particularly through its direct relationship with constituents in the private sector.
01 July 2016
Agencies expand collaboration to find long-term solutions for refugees and others displaced by conflict and persecution.
30 June 2016
ILO and the Sweden Government signed partnership agreement to carry out Employment Diagnostic Analysis in Uganda.
06 June 2016
The International Labour Organization and the Singapore Ministry of Manpower will cooperate on activities related to occupational safety and health, tripartism and social dialogue.
02 June 2016
Decent work puts money in the pockets of individuals and families that they can spend in the local economy. Their purchasing power fuels the growth and development of sustainable enterprises, especially smaller businesses, which in turn are able to hire more workers and improve their pay and conditions. It increases tax revenues for governments, who can then fund social measures to protect those who cannot find, or are unable to work.
30 May 2016
The guest of honour at the opening day of the 105th International Labour Conference, Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann advocates a strong ILO, ready to respond to rapid change in the world of work.
Special 2016 issue
26 May 2016
This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 105th International Labour Conference (ILC), including poverty.
Kuwait pledges $US 0.5 million in continued annual support to ILO activities in the occupied Palestinian territory
16 May 2016
A new grant brings to $US 4 million the total amount of funding from Kuwait to the ILO since 2009, in grants dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States.
15 April 2016
Making information about aid spending easier to access, use and compare, to promote more effective partnerships.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
18 March 2016
A new EU Programme will continue to support economic recovery of Bosnia and Herzegovina's flood affected areas and also support the local economic development and local NGOs.
14 March 2016
Today nearly 73 per cent of the world’s population lack access to adequate social protection coverage. The establishment of social protection floors (SPFs) requires a strong political will from the government and social partners, and private sector enterprises can help promote them. There are many reasons why private-sector companies and their representative business associations may wish to be involved in discussions on balanced and sustainable public social protection policies and their implementation at the country level.
A joint initiative of the ILO and its International Training Centre, supported by UN agencies and partners, the SSTC Academy, an interregional learning and networking event gathered policymakers, promoters, practitioners and researchers from all around the world. It served as a forum for the formulation of high-level strategic initiatives and political advocacy on SSTC in support to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and decent work in particular.
Rebuilding Haiti: Debris Management, Reconstruction and Employment Promotion after the 2010 Earthquake
03 March 2016
The devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010 in Haiti affected more than 3 million people. Up to 160,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake, which measured a disastrous 7.0 on the Richter scale, destroying parts of the Haitian capital Port-Au-Prince and surrounding areas. With thousands of people left homeless and unemployed, the earthquake led to an estimated economic loss of US$ 7.9 billion, exacerbating an already feeble national economy. Survivors were also exposed to serious health and environmental hazards. With a country left in ruins, building material for reconstruction was hard to come by, and the best way to manage the debris was to reuse the earthquake rubble. To effectively rebuild the country, there was a need to create and develop skills for recycling and transforming debris for reconstruction.