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  1. Publication

    The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-2013

    In 2012-2013 the ILO achieved a delivery rate of 80 per cent, the highest ever. This review of ILO development results reflects the changing nature and increased impact of its operations, and the growing recognition of the value of decent work. The review showcases a sample of measurable results, success stories and good practices.

  2. Partnership

    Sweden announces new partnership programme with the ILO

    Programme prioritizes youth employment and workers’ rights, particularly freedom of association and collective bargaining, improved conditions for domestic workers and more broadly, the promotion of international labour standards. Two-year programme will provide US$ 15.4 million from 2014-15, including non-earmarked funds that will allow the ILO to respond flexibly to demands for assistance.

  3. Partnership

    Germany signs Declaration of Intent with ILO

    The Declaration targets work on improving labour standards in global supply chains, creating jobs for young people, eliminating the worst forms of child labour, and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples. The BMZ and ILO  consider the central challenge facing the international community to be to ensure that globalization is fair and socially balanced, and that the process of determining the post-2015 international development framework for sustainable development needs a stronger focus on sustainability standards, in particular social and labour standards, as well as environmental standards


  1. Corporate social responsibility

    ILO and H&M sign unique agreement on sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry

    15 September 2014

    New partnership will address industrial relations, wages, capacity building for social partners and skills development in global supply chains of the garment industry.

  2. Publication

    The Taqeem Fund: Results-based monitoring and evaluation for youth employment in the MENA region: Public-Private Partnership

    26 July 2014

    To support youth employment initiatives and improving the effectiveness of their programs, the ILO initiated work on results-based monitoring and evaluation. This new public-private partnership (PPP) supports a select group of small and medium-sized youth employment organizations from the Middle East and North Africa region to develop strategies and provide evidence of their impact, through cost-effective and mass-market technology-based tools. The results are promoted to a broader community of policymakers, practitioners and funders. The Taqeem (wich means “evaluation” in Arabic) Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of fifteen youth employment organizations pioneering new approaches to build capacity in the MENA region to measure and monitor the impact of national programmes.

  3. News item

    Improving skills for better jobs and economic growth

    09 July 2014

    The ILO and the Republic of Korea have launched a dynamic partnership to promote job creation and apprenticeships for economic growth.

  4. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2014

    News item

    Progress booked after one year of ILO-EU-Bangladesh Compact on safety in garment factories

    09 July 2014

    A year ago, the ILO, the EU, Bangladesh and the United States signed a Compact to improve labour rights in the garment industry of Bangladesh.

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    Multilateral cooperation

    ILO and UNESCO reconfirm commitment to joint work in new agreement

    08 July 2014

    Text covers training youth for employment, women's employment and equal rights, child labour, human rights, social protection floors, poverty eradication and South-South and triangular cooperation.

  6. Public-Private Partnerships

    CAOBISCO and ILO to extend cooperation in combating child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey

    18 June 2014

    Project addresses seasonal work by children in hazelnut farming in Turkey.

  7. South-South and triangular cooperation

    Informal meeting of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and the ILO in the framework of SSTC

    18 June 2014

    Members of the ILO from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) met with representatives of the ILO during the International Labour Conference in June 2014. Inter alia, they discussed the recent publication, "South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP): good practices in social protection and in combating child labour" (see link below to Portuguese version).

  8. Publication

    The Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor

    17 June 2014

    The Facility inspires and encourages new approaches to reach unmet needs and thus stimulates product and process innovations within potential and existing risk carriers, but also the types of services offered and the delivery channels chosen. Such innovations can fall within the entire range of operations; they can be related to, for example, the client interface, the processing of applications, the claims and the renewals.

  9. Partnerships

    ILO and Singapore renew Partnership Agreement to improve labour and workplace practices in Southeast Asia

    10 June 2014

    Involves cooperation on issues concerning productivity, occupational safety and health, tripartism and social dialogue.

  10. Partnerships

    Netherlands extends agreement with ILO to combat child labour in agriculture

    09 June 2014

    Project addresses seasonal work by children in hazelnut farming in Turkey.

  11. Publication

    Factsheet: ILO in fragile situations

    06 June 2014

    Working in partnership with countries in fragile situations is a priority for the ILO. The significance of Decent Work for peacebuilding and recovery has been highlighted through recent initiatives such as the conclusion of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. Over the past decade the ILO has been active in more than 38 fragile and conflict-affected states including all of the 18 member countries of the g7+ group. This factsheet offers key background information on the ILO's work in such situations, focusing on major recent programmes that have helped transform countries recovering from extreme hardship into resilient and functioning States.

  12. South-South cooperation

    Brazil-ILO Annual Review Meeting 2014

    03 June 2014

    Representatives from the Brazilian Government and workers' and employers' organizations will present, analyse and debate ongoing cooperation activities within the partnership with the ILO for the promotion of the Decent Work Agenda.

  13. Public-Private partnerships

    The ILO and Public-Private partnerships: Backgrounder

    03 June 2014

    Facts, figures, examples and further information on the ILO's public-private partnership programme

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    Presentation by the Director-General of "The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-2013"

    31 May 2014

    ILO Director-General reviewed ILO's development results over the past two years reflecting the changing nature of its operations and the growing recognition of the value of decent work.

  15. PARDEV Newsletter No. 43

    International Labour Conference, May-June 2014

    28 May 2014

    Describes each agenda item and gives an overview of the main side events, as well as practical information on registration, etc.

  16. South-South dialogue

    Lack of decent work remains obstacle to more sustainable and inclusive growth

    23 May 2014

    Growth in the global South has weathered the crisis better than in many advanced economies. But how sustainable is their recovery in the face of joblessness and rising inequalities?

  17. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    Global South-South Development Expos: Decent Work Solutions (2010-2013)

    23 May 2014

    This publication reviews the GSSDs held since 2010 and the decent work solution forums organized during them by the ILO.

  18. Publication

    The ILO at Work: Development Results 2012-2013

    21 May 2014

    This review of ILO development results over the past two years reflects the changing nature of its operations and the growing recognition of the value of decent work. It showcases a sample of measurable results, success stories and good practices, reflected in the fact that in 2012-2013 the ILO achieved a delivery rate of 80 per cent, the highest ever.

  19. PARDEV Newsletter No. 42

    South-South and Triangular Cooperation; IX Global Labour University Conference (GLU), May 2014; Launch of Good Practices in CPLP countries

    20 May 2014

    Covers the Global South-South Development Expo 2013 (Nairobi, October 2013); Arab States South-South Development Expo, Doha, February 2014: ILO Solution Forum on Youth Employment and SSTC; World Urban Forum 2014; First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation; International Medinas Forum – “Heritage: challenges and opportunities for sustainable development”

  20. Cooperation

    Sweden announces new partnership programme with the ILO

    14 May 2014

    Agreement will provide SEK 100 million (US$ 15.4 million) for the period 2014-15 for initiatives promoting skills and jobs for youth and workers’ rights.

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