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  1. Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    24 March 2017

    From 27 November until 8 December 2017, the Academy on Rural Development will offer a wide range of integrated approaches, tools and training packages to promote full and productive employment and decent work in the rural economy. The target audience of the course will be policy-makers, social partners, donor agencies, practitioners and project staff.

  2. Thematic Labour Overview: Working in Rural Areas in the 21st Century

    24 March 2017

    On 24 March 2017, the ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, delivered a presentation on the 2016 Thematic Labour Overview (Panorama Laboral), which is devoted to the rural economy. The report examines the reality, recent trends and prospects of decent work in rural areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, and offers policy recommendations. The report provides the Region with robust data and analysis to support evidence-based policy-making for the promotion of decent work in the rural economy.

  3. The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development

    13 March 2017

    Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.

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    What are the benefits and challenges of telework in communication technologies and financial services?

    10 November 2016

    ILO Global Dialogue Forum explores how teleworking can provide a better work-life balance for employees, lead to greater productivity for employers and help governments promote inclusive job opportunities.

  5. Water drives job creation and economic growth, says new UN report

    22 March 2016

    An estimated three out of four jobs that make up the global workforce are either heavily or moderately dependent on water. This means that water shortages and problems of access to water and sanitation could limit economic growth and job creation in the coming decades, according to a UN report.

  6. Urban/Rural Policies for the Creation of Decent Jobs

    03 October 2014

    UCLG and the City of Chefchaouen in Morocco held a learning exchange for Northern and Western Africa from 24 to 27 September 2014 on the issue of Local Economic Development (LED) and Decent Work in Cultural Economies of Intermediary Cities.

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    ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    28 February 2014

    The mechanism is the only one in the ILO for setting the basic wage for any industry.

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    ILO meeting: Decent work in the chemical industry

    25 November 2013

    Representatives from more than 30 countries meet in Geneva this week to discuss some of the challenges facing an industry that employs nearly 20 million people worldwide, including the shortage of skilled workers.

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    ILO global forum to discuss decent work in the fishing industry

    15 May 2013

    Government, employer and worker delegates will share ideas on how the Work in fishing convention (n°188) can address major challenges in the industry, including safety and health and forced labour.

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    ILO meeting calls for sustainable civil aviation industry

    26 February 2013

    The Global Dialogue Forum on the Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on the Civil Aviation Industry, 20-22 February 2013, discussed how to promote sustainability and decent work in the civil aviation industry.