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.
International Women’s Day 201405 March 2014
o mark International Women’s Day, the ILO reflects on the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Follow two women, an Indian CEO and a US school teacher, whose experiences shed an interesting light on the common challenges facing women across the globe.
The project aims to put into practice the new Labor Code and Trade Union to ensure that, by 2016, Viet Nam’s minimum wage system is reformed and industrial relations institutions and mechanisms for collective bargaining and social dialogue have been perfected and capacity of all stakeholders are strengthened to bring the regulations and practices into closer compliance with international labor standards.
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.
The ILO-IPEC project in Thailand aims to create an industry that is free of child labor and forced labor and offers decent working conditions and opportunities in the future. It focuses on selected geographical hubs for shrimp and seafood processing such as Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Surat Thani, Nakhon si Thammarat and Songkhla.
Business and development11 March 2014
Providing training, health-care and childcare to female workers has an impact that stretches beyond the factory floor.
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