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December 2006

  1. Publication

    Cooperating out of poverty: Cooperative reform in Tanzania

    01 December 2006

    African cooperatives are recreating themselves through member empowerment and increased commercial viability. British journalist Andrew Bibby reports from the United Republic of Tanzania where cooperatives are adopting a new approach to sustainability.

  2. Publication

    Working together out of poverty No miracles, just decent work

    01 December 2006

    Every day tens of millions of people around the world seek their own way out of poverty through a simple act: they go to work. For many, however, their efforts are not enough to escape the poverty trap. What people need are jobs - and a fair chance of getting a decent one. On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in October, the ILO urged that steps be taken to deal with the global poverty problem. This issue of World of Work highlights some of the options that people may use to work their way out of poverty.

  3. Publication

    Microinsurance: The social finance and social protection nexus

    01 December 2006

    By helping low-income households manage risk, microinsurance can assist them to maintain a sense of financial confidence even in the face of significant vulnerability. A new publication, Protecting the poor: A microinsurance compendium, contends that microinsurance has to be one of weapons in the arsenal of governments, donors, development agencies and others in combating poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  4. Publication

    Lighting a torch for empowerment - "We matter," say Filipino domestic workers

    01 December 2006

    Domestic workers in the Philippines are being given a voice by SUMAPI, the only workers' organization in the country for this sector. Ricardo R. Casco of ILODOMWORK reports on its progress.

November 2006

  1. Article

    World AIDS Day 2006 The workforce and HIV/AIDS: Employment is a crucial lifeline

    30 November 2006

    In 2005, more than 3 million labour force participants worldwide were partially or fully unable to work because of illness due to AIDS. A new ILO report on HIV/AIDS and work ( Note 1) shows that both prevention and treatment could bring significant benefits to the global labour force and the economy, more particularly accessible and effective antiretroviral drug therapy (ARVs). ILO Online reports from Kenya.

  2. Video

    Peruvian Culture: A Tool For Development

    27 November 2006

    The restoration of colonial churches and the development of religious tourism is bringing new economic activity to poor parts of Northern Lima. The benefits of cultural projects for development are twofold; not only can they help alleviate poverty, they also strengthen cultural identity.

  3. News

    A new web portal against child labour launched in Brazil

    27 November 2006

    The Brazilian National Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labour presented at the National Confederation of Commerce HQ in Brasília, the new Child Labour Portal in the web (www.fnpeti.org.br) which brings, as breaking news, the latest IBOPE Opinion Polls on the worst forms of child labour in Brazil.

  4. Article

    Universal Children's Day: Stop violence against children in the workplace!

    17 November 2006

    Every year, millions of children who work pay a heavy price in terms of pain and abuse for their labour. The "World Report on Violence Against Children", launched on Universal Children's Day says many of the world's more than 300 million child and adolescent workers suffer ill-treatment, physical and psychological violence, verbal or sexual abuse. The report paints a stark picture of the nature, extent and causes of violence against children, including forms of violence in places of work ILO Online reports.

  5. Article

    297th Session of the ILO Governing Body (2-17 November 2006) ILO calls for "ambitious reforms" in labour inspection

    16 November 2006

    The world's 120,000 labour inspectors face daunting challenges: preventing 2.2 million fatal occupational diseases and accidents each year and contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS, child labour and forced labour. The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) has called today for an international strategy to modernize and strengthen labour inspection.

  6. Article

    Combating child labour: Lessons from the Turkish labour inspection experience

    07 November 2006

    Over the last two years, more than 4,000 children and youth in three Turkish provinces have been withdrawn or prevented from entering the worst forms of child labour thanks to a labour inspection project launched by the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC). Now, IPEC partners in South Eastern Europe and Central Asia are seeking ways of sharing what they learned more widely.