What's new

  1. Publication

    Resilience in a Downturn: The power of financial cooperatives

    20 March 2013

    This report reviews the performance of financial cooperatives, looking in particular at the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis and the continuing long austerity period. It explains why financial cooperatives have proven to be more resilient pointing to the specificities of the cooperative model of enterprise.

  2. Multilateral system

    United Nations General Assembly, 67th Session (2012-2013): Resolutions of relevance to the work of the ILO

    13 March 2013

  3. Entrepreneurship skills

    Afghan women unleashing their business potential

    01 March 2013

    How entrepreneurship enabled an Afghan woman to create a successful company and help other women do the same.

  4. Publication

    The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Malawi

    28 February 2013

  5. Meeting document

    Mobilizing Support for the Call for Action on the Youth Employment Crisis

    27 February 2013

    Background paper submitted to the Meeting of ILO Development Partners on the Youth Employment Crisis, 22 February 2013

  6. Meeting document

    Technical Cooperation Portfolio on the Youth Employment Crisis

    27 February 2013

    This technical cooperation portfolio comprises 48 new projects on youth employment, covering vocational training, policy guidance, entrepreneurship, and small enterprise creation in five regions.

  7. Youth entrepreneurship

    From slum living to company director

    25 February 2013

    One woman’s success story shows how green entrepreneurship could be an answer to both youth unemployment and environmental degradation in Africa.

  8. Technical cooperation

    A strategic alliance for youth employment

    22 February 2013

    The ILO presents a technical cooperation portfolio that calls for the mobilization of resources and partnerships to tackle the youth employment crisis.

  9. Somalia

    Drop the gun and take a pen

    21 February 2013

    Countries have stepped up their efforts to fight piracy and warlordism in Somalia. The ILO has partnered with other UN agencies to address the root causes of the conflicts: chronic unemployment and a lack of prospects for youth.

  10. Press release

    Ireland and ILO host forum to encourage women entrepreneurs in developing countries

    15 February 2013

    Education and access to credit are critical to ensuring that women in the developing world can start small businesses, Ireland's Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello and Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.