The ILO is lead agency, with UNDP, on Growth and Employment, and is a contributor to the consultations on Education, Inequalities, Environmental Sustainability, Governance and Population Dynamics.
Cambodia21 May 2013
The Washington Post17 May 2013, by Howard Schneider
CNBC video15 May 2013
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) welcomes the recent safety pact signed by international retailers, but says more needs to be done.
Workplace safety14 May 2013
The ILO stands ready to provide appropriate support to the agreement signed by international fashion retailers along with other companies and trade unions to prevent workplace disasters.
This technical cooperation project is intended to strengthen the capacity of the Colombian Labor Ministry and national stakeholders to comply with International Labor Standards (ILS), particularly those associated with freedom of association, collective bargaining, and assist them in following up the ILO supervisory bodies’ observations on their application. It was developed to contribute to the generation of labor relations that promote social justice and support economic development.
The project seeks to combat child labor, with special attention to the worst forms of child labor in agriculture, by supporting strong child labor policy and legislation and promoting sustainable livelihoods and educational opportunities for 16,000 children in the Egyptian governorates of Assiut, Minya, Sohag, Fayoum, and Sharqiyah.
This Project is supporting the establishment of new legal frameworks for governance of the labor market, especially laws to facilitate the formation of representative organizations of workers and employers, and to avoid and manage industrial disputes.
The project started in 2012 with funds from the US Department of State. Its overall objective is to promote the effective recognition and realization of the fundamental workers’ rights and social dialogue in Myanmar to support the country’s peaceful transition to democracy.
Youth employment24 May 2013
A new interactive on-line platform aims to engage young people and find solutions to the youth employment crisis.
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