Resources on Rural economy

  1. News

    ILO’s participation in the 17th National Cooperative Congress in Colombia

    31 August 2018

    ILO participated in the 17th National Cooperative Congress in Cartagena, Colombia, to share ILO’s cooperative development initiatives in the world of work.

  2. Press release

    Promoting decent work opportunities for youth in rural areas of SADC countries

    23 August 2018

    Governments, employers and workers from SADC countries agree to enhance decent work for women and youth in rural areas by promoting inclusive pro-employment policies.

  3. Youth employment

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General video message on youth in agriculture

    20 August 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, delivers a video message for the International Conference on Youth Employment in the Agricultural Sector in Kigali, Rwanda on 20, August 2018.

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    ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    ILO, Jordan to expand green employment project for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

    15 August 2018

    The ILO and Jordan’s Ministry of Agriculture agree to implement the second phase of a project to boost decent jobs through green works and labour-intensive employment in agriculture and forestry.

  5. Speech

    Sustainable development is not a choice, but the only way

    06 July 2018

    ILO Viet Nam Director, Chang-Hee Lee, made the speech at the celebration of the International Day of Cooperatives in Hanoi on 7 July 2018.

  6. Vision Zero Fund

    Myanmar ginger farmers trained on safer and healthier practices

    06 July 2018

    A group of 35 ginger famers and government officials from Myanmar’s Shan State received a week-long training to help reduce the health risks associated with their workplace and improve their agricultural practices.

  7. News

    Advancing decent work in the rural economy through cooperatives in post-conflict Northern Province in Sri Lanka

    20 June 2018

  8. News

    ILO organizes a meeting on cooperative to cooperative trade and decent work

    20 June 2018

    ILO brings together the cooperative movement and fairer and ethical trade initiatives to promote responsible production and consumption though cooperative to cooperative trade.

  9. Forum on evidence and impact measurement

    What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

  10. News

    ILO participates in the African cooperative development conference

    30 May 2018

    ILO participated in a conference on advancing African cooperatives’ contributions to the 2030 Agenda with a focus on achieving SDG2.