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  1. Article

    Women entrepreneurship: a road to decent work and MDGs in Africa

    04 May 2007

    In Africa the equal rights of women and their equal participation in the social, cultural, economic and political life have remained illusive. Women are still the main victims of poverty, social prejudice, lack of access to health services and education.

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    Trade and employment: Challenges for policy research

    19 February 2007

    This study provides an impartial view of what can be said, on the relationship between trade and employment, an often contentious issue of public debate. Its focus is on the connections between trade policies, and labour and social policies. It is the outcome of collaborative research between the secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), addressing such issues tha concern both organizations.

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    Helping micro and small enterprises cope with HIV/AIDS - A handbook for small business associations and service providers

    01 January 2007

    This handbook attempts to respond to the needs and constraints of small and micro enterprises, formal or informal, by providing practical guidance for those who regulate, advise and support them. The objectives of the handbook are to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on micro and small enterprise owners, managers and workers and to offer policy and technical guidance to the individuals and institutions that provide support and services to small businesses.

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    95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
    Start your business, tailor your life

    14 June 2006

    According to the ILO Director-General Juan Somavia's report to the Conference, global unemployment increased by 21.9 per cent between 1995 and 2005. Among the main factors contributing to this rise, the report cites, is the deterioration of the employment situation in Eastern European and Central Asian transition countries.

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    95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
    "Papa na come": Liberia rises from the ashes, exchanges guns for jobs

    07 June 2006

    Fourteen years of civil war killed 250,000 of the 5 million Liberians, displaced most of the others, quadrupled the number of people living with HIV/AIDS and left the country with a US$3.5 billion external debt.

  6. News

    New ILO-Russia Programme of Cooperation defines priorities for 2006-2009

    06 June 2006

    The Russian tripartite delegation to the annual Conference of International Labour Organization and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia today signed a Programme of Cooperation between Russia and the ILO for the years 2006-2009.

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    95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
    Breaking out of informality: Amina, the Queen of Oranges

    02 June 2006

    With between a half and two-thirds of the world's working women and men outside the formal economy, breaking out of informality is the single biggest challenge for labour market governance worldwide.

  8. Publication

    Labour-management cooperation in SMEs: Forms and factors

    26 April 2006

    Examines the specific forms and factors of labour-management partnership for productivity and competitiveness in some small and medium-sized enterprises in selected developing countries.

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    Offshoring and the Internationalization of Employment. A Challenge for a Fair Globalization?

    14 March 2006

    The book examines the trends in the internationalisation of employment, looks at losers and winners and proposes new policies of compensation.

  10. Publication

    Nepal and Pakistan - Micro-finance and microenterprise development: Their contribution to the economic empowerment of women

    01 March 2005

    SEED Working Paper No. 69