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  1. Video

    South Africa: World Cup Jobs

    24 May 2010

    When "World Cup Fever" hits South Africa, it will bring worldwide attention, and big money. It's estimated the half million visiting fans will inject more than two and a half billion dollars into the South African economy, and more than 150 000 jobs will be created. But how many of those new jobs will still be around when the World Cup is over is a key concern for South Africa.

  2. Project

    Work Improvements in Small Enterprises programme (WISE+)

    11 December 2009

    Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is a training programme that empowers small and medium enterprises to take practical and low-cost action to improve working conditions.

  3. Publication

    Supporting Entrepreneurship Education: A report on the global outreach of the ILO’s Know About Business Programme

    12 November 2009

  4. Video

    Wage Growth Continues to Decline: An Interview with Patrick Belser

    05 November 2009

    Global growth in real wages slowed dramatically in 2008 as a result of the economic crisis and is expected to drop even further this year despite signs of a possible economic recovery. ILO TV interviews Patrick Belser, co-author of the 2009 update to the Global Wages Report.

  5. Publication

    News@ILO, November 2009

    01 November 2009

    The November edition of the ILO's Asia Pacific e-newsletter contains the latest news from the regional office, a feature on migration policy in Thailand, a selection of the latest publications, and details of forthcoming events and meetings.

  6. Social Entrepreneurship Award 2009

    One dinner that changed thousands of lives

    27 October 2009

    Last month, the Salvadoran NGO Agape was awarded the Social Entrepreneurship Award 2009 for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic. The prize, presented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, recognizes Agape’s contribution to improving the lives of thousands of poor Salvadorans as well as its leadership and innovation in applying a successful business model.

  7. International cooperation

    Somalia: addressing the root causes of piracy and warlordism

    13 October 2009

    Faced with a dramatic increase in piracy off the Horn of Africa, countries have stepped up their efforts to protect shipping in the region. However, attention is now turning more to the question of why people turn to piracy to make a living and what can be done to provide an alternative. ILO Online reports from Somalia where an ILO programme financed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) seeks to provide a visible peace dividend to poor communities by engaging them in large scale employment-intensive projects, together with enterprise skills development and the promotion of social dialogue.

  8. Publication

    Prevention of HIV/AIDS in the World of Work: A Tripartite Response. A documentation of Good Practices.

    01 September 2009

    India’s National AIDS Control Programme aims to develop a multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in key ministries is seen as a key strategy. The Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE), an institution of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, reaches out to 300,000 workers annually through its workers’ education programmes. CBWE, with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), has mainstreamed HIV in its programmes that reach workers in the formal as well as informal economy in India. This case study provides insights into the process, experiences and lessons of the way CBWE has mainstreamed HIV/AIDS in its programmes.

  9. Publication

    Working Paper No. 2 - Enterprise future lies in cooperation : entrepreneur cooperatives in Africa : an introductory paper

    01 September 2009

    CoopAFRICA Working Paper No. 2

  10. Publication

    Partnerships for youth employment : a review of selected community-based initiatives

    10 August 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 33