Resources on Rural economy

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook 2018

    How biogas is creating jobs and promoting sustainable agriculture in Egypt

    14 May 2018

    Twenty-four million new "green jobs" could be created worldwide using environmentally sustainable practices, according to the ILO's report, “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs”. In a global context of wage growth stagnation, increasing income inequality and a growing number of people in non-standard employment, Egypt is turning to new green technologies that protect the environment while creating productive employment.

  2. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    The event provides a platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, foundations, UN entities and beyond to explore collaboration on innovations that work for decent jobs for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. © Osseiran Nadine 2019

    Press release

    ILO, Flanders to promote decent work in Malawi’s tea plantations

    23 April 2018

    The project focuses on empowering women and ending violence at work, promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining, as well as improving access to water and sanitation.

  4. News

    Role of cooperatives in rural women empowerment discussed during a side event at CSW62 in NY with ILO participating for COPAC

    26 March 2018

    The Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations organized a side event at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York focusing on the role of cooperatives in rural women empowerment.

  5. Event

    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Capacity Building Trainings

    The main goal of the training was to strengthen the capacity for the implementation of an OSH management approach in the rural roads construction.

  6. © Asian Development Bank 2019

    Gender equality

    Rural women need equality now

    15 March 2018

    ILO Director of Sectoral Policies, Alette van Leur, has called for urgent action to overcome the hurdles rural women face in the world of work. She was speaking during the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations headquarters in New York, where the ILO is hosting, on March 16, a panel discussion on gender equality and decent work for rural women.

  7. News

    ILO sponsors training on agricultural cooperative management through My.Coop distance learning programme

    12 March 2018

    Since 2012 the International Training Centre of the ILO has organized a distance learning Training of Trainers programme on My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package. The latest edition took place in late 2017, with participation of four participants sponsored by the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

  8. © Nestlé 2019

    International Women’s Day

    Change is necessary for rural women

    08 March 2018

    In a statement to mark International Women’s Day, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says that rural women must not be overlooked in policy decisions.

  9. Panel Discussion – International Women’s Day 2018

    Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps

  10. © Carsten ten Brink 2019

    Child labour and forced labour

    ILO reports important progress on child labour and forced labour in Uzbek cotton fields

    13 February 2018

    Monitoring team finds strong political will from central government to end fundamental labour rights’ violations during the 2017 cotton harvest: Child labour is no longer an issue, while forced labour is being systematically addressed.