What's new

  1. Publication

    Gender dimensions of national employment policies: A 24 country study

    18 November 2013

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 152

  2. Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP)

    Progress for Portugal needs job-centred approach, says ILO Chief

    08 November 2013

    With a loss of one in seven jobs in Portugal since the crisis began, the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told Portuguese broadcaster RTP it was time to take a longer-term perspective on fiscal deficit reduction, invest in areas to maintain and create jobs, get credit lines to small and medium-sized enterprises and make youth guarantee schemes available. One of Portugal's greatest assets, Guy Ryder said, is its tradition of strong social dialogue. Bringing together government, workers and employers to find solutions needs to be taken advantage of, he said, to help bring about a change in the country's direction.

  3. Publication

    The Social Dimensions of Free Trade Agreements

    06 November 2013

    The report provides a comprehensive review of all existing trade agreements that include social provisions and discusses impacts for enterprises and workers.It also helps assess the challenges for arising from the multiplication of trade agreements that include different social provisions.

  4. Meeting document

    Report of the ILO Solution Forum: Promoting Sustainable Development and Decent Work in through South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    31 October 2013

    Within the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo that took place in Nairobi from 28 October to 1 November 2013, the ILO Solution Forum focused on projects concerning sustainable development and decent work in a variety of contexts worldwide. This report summarizes the proceedings.

  5. Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum

    ILO sharing knowledge and boosting green jobs

    28 October 2013

    Sharing best practices for the promotion of green jobs can have a positive impact on sustainable development around the globe. A number of countries are meeting this week in Nairobi with that purpose in mind.

  6. Video interview

    Renata Lemos: Research Linking Better Management Practices and Productivity

    24 October 2013

    Renata Lemos , researcher at the London School of Economics on Management, Productivity and Development, shares the results of recent research, which demonstrates the positive link between the adoption of better management practices in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and improved productivity.

  7. Video interview

    Anna Biondi: The value of worker participation in SME management

    24 October 2013

    Anna Biondi, Deputy Director of the ILO Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) underlines the need to create a cooperative environment in small and medium-sized enterprises, so that workers and managers can jointly bring about improved working conditions and develop policies addressing the needs of women in the work place.

  8. Video interview

    Michael Elkin: How small and medium-sized enterprises can boost competitiveness

    24 October 2013

    Michael Elkin, the global manager for the ILO Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme underlines the link between working conditions and productivity in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), highlighting the dramatic improvements in competitiveness and working conditions experienced in one SME in Indonesia as a result of SCORE training.

  9. Video interview

    Hilary Steedman: Apprenticeships and productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises

    24 October 2013

    Hilary Steedman, a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics talks about how apprenticeships can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) improve their productivity, and their importance for young employees, both women and men.

  10. Programme

    Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE)

    23 October 2013

    SCORE is a practical training and in-factory counselling programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).