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  1. Cooperatives show the way out of the crisis

    04 July 2012

    Cooperatives have been more resilient to the global economic and jobs crisis than other sectors. The UN International Day of Cooperatives, which takes place this year on 7 July, offers a chance for cooperatives to reassert their position in the world economy. ILO News interviews Simel Esim, Chief of the ILO’s Cooperative Branch.

  2. ILO at Rio+20: Integrate social inclusion and environmental protection

    22 June 2012

    Speaking at a panel discussion at the Rio+20 summit, the ILO Director-General highlights the role of social policies on the road to a greener economy.

  3. G20: ILO head calls for measurable targets for job creation

    20 June 2012

    Addressing the G20 summit, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia outlined concrete actions to address the global economic and social turmoil.

  4. Green and fair: Cooperatives in Ethiopia

    19 June 2012

    By their very nature, cooperatives can balance economic, environmental, and social needs. The ILO will be showcasing some of its successful experiences in this field at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). One of them involves more than 200,000 coffee producers and almost 200 cooperatives in Ethiopia.

  5. ILO: G20 must act on jobs for youth, social protection

    15 June 2012

    ILO Chief Juan Somavia heads to the G20 summit with a strong message to tackle the global jobs crisis, saying this would help restore investor confidence.

  6. Trainings/Workshops on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour for Labour Officers in Nigeria

    Under the Project on "Enhancing Cooperation to Fight Trafficking in Human Beings from Nigeria to Europe" backstopped by the International Labour Organization (ILO), this workshop aims to build capacities of some 60 Labour Officers and Inspectors to enable them identify cases of forced labour, trafficking and smuggling activities and be aware of appropriate actions to take.

  7. World Day Against Child Labour 2012

    This year the World Day Against Child Labour will provide a spotlight on the right of all children to be protected from child labour and from other violations of fundamental human rights. In 2010 the international community adopted a Roadmap for achieving the elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2016, which stressed that child labour is an impediment to children�s rights and a barrier to development. World Day 2012 will highlight the work that needs to be done to make the roadmap a reality.

  8. Stepping up the fight against child labour

    11 June 2012

  9. Zambian President calls for strong global partnership on youth employment

    08 June 2012

    Zambia looks forward to a process that will “lift millions of our people out of poverty,” the President of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata told delegates to the International Labour Conference.

  10. “No democracy without social justice,” says Tunisian President

    08 June 2012

    “Minorities which ruled with iron and fire will never return,” Tunisian President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki told delegates at the ILO’s International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  11. Combination Prevention in action: Making a difference in Mozambique

    05 June 2012

    6 June 2012, UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, Thematic Segment on Combination Prevention, Geneva - As UNAIDS meets to discuss the importance of combination prevention, the ILO’s HIV/AIDS programme in Mozambique shows how the workplace can engage people at all levels making valuable contributions to achieve national objectives.

  12. Cape Verde: How social protection can help the elderly

    04 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference is considering adoption of a Recommendation on Social Protection Floors. The ILO is convinced every country can move towards social security for all, and cites the example of impoverished Cape Verde.

  13. Nigeria: Mainstreaming labour based approaches in government infrastructural development

    A two-day workshop on labour-based approaches was held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 1st-2nd June 2011 under the theme: Mainstreaming Labour-Based Technology in Government Operations to develop strategies for mainstreaming these approaches in government infrastructural development in Nigeria.

  14. Tackling child labour: from commitment to action

    01 June 2012

    This paper considers the progress that ILO member States are making in the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations. It draws on two reports considered by the 2012 International Labour Conference: 'Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: From commitment to action' and 'Giving globalization a human face.

  15. ILO at South Africa’s Youth unemployment Rally

    Vic van Vuuren, Director of ILO Pretoria addressed more than 600 students at a rally hosted by MISA and the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA). Addressing youth unemployment is one of the core focus areas of the ILO.

  16. Building Modern and Effective Labour Administration and Inspection Systems in Swaziland

    New approaches on labour inspection systems were at the heart of the meeting, including the revitalization of the inspection services and the outlining of a range of innovative methodologies to labour inspection work.

  17. 21 million people are now victims of forced labour, ILO says

    01 June 2012

    According to new ILO estimates, three out of every 1,000 people worldwide are trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.

  18. Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says

    31 May 2012

    The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.

  19. The role of Trade Unions in women’s’ entrepreneurship development in South Africa

    The ILO WEDGE-South Africa together with the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) organized an introductory training on Women Entrepreneurship Development (WED) to raise awareness of the role of trade unions in promoting WED.

  20. Employment-Intensive Investment for Sustainable Development Training and Knowledge-sharing course

    The ultimate aim of the course is to contribute towards the development and effective implementation of jobrich public investment policies and programmes for poverty reduction and sustainable development.