What's new

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Event

    Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Business Service Markets

    The course is highly relevant for professionals developing and implementing Value Chain and enterprise development projects in rural and urban areas. It offers a unique on-the-job learning opportunity using practical tools and lessons from enterprise development programs that have reached thousands of small enterprises in rural and urban areas.

  7. Publication

    Unrecognized Waste Management Experts: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Business Development and Decent Job Creation in the Waste Sector in the Free State

    14 December 2012

    The report summarizes the findings of a study on the challenges and opportunities for small business development and decent job creation in the waste management sector. Based on research conducted in three municipalities of Free State, South Africa, the report highlights the vulnerable situation of waste pickers and makes recommendations for better waste management. The research was commissioned by the ILO Free State SME Development Initiative and conducted by the University of Western Cape and the University of Johannesburg.

  8. Event

    Briefing on growth and employment in the post-2015 development agenda

    On 13 December 2012 the Permanent Mission of Japan, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labour Organization organized a briefing on Growth and Employment in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Participants included permanent and observer missions to the United Nations, UN agencies and civil society organizations.

  9. Publication

    Guidelines for cooperative legislation, third revised edition

    11 December 2012

    Provides guidance on how to draft a cooperative law.

  10. Public Service Announcement

    SCORE: Small & Medium Enterprise are key to development

    07 December 2012

    SCORE -'Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises'- is a technical cooperation programme of the ILO that supports the sustainable growth of small and medium enterprises in order to foster development in emerging economies. Partnering with local employers' organizations and training institutions, SCORE helps SMEs adopt socially responsible and environmentally sustainable work methods that boost their productivity.