ILO in action
02 August 2021
The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.
On 27 July, Social Finance facilitated a workshop on agricultural and climate risk insurance in Uganda, organized as part of our partnership with IFAD's Insurance for Rural Resilience and Economic Development Programme (INSURED) and in collaboration with the Agro Consortium (AIC). The workshop shared lessons learned on the demand and supply side, success factors and opportunities for improvement for climate and agricultural risk management in the country. The discussions focused on awareness raising, education, delivery modalities and the role of technology in creating value for smallholder farmers, and the financial and non-financial institutions working with them.
World Youth Skills Day 2021
15 July 2021
On World Youth Skills Day 2021, ILO Senior Youth Employment Specialist, Susana Puerto, spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on young people’s education and job prospects and the skills that are in demand by employers and a changing world of work. The ILO has published a new Global Framework on Core Skills for Life and Work in the 21st Century, which will be launched at an event for World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.
Green jobs in ASEAN
09 July 2021
First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.
International Journal of Labour Research
The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 24th June 2021 AT 9:00 GMT (11:00 CEST). “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” and associated materials will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.
01 June 2021
The Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion of Peru and the ILO presented the definition of green jobs in Peru and indicators for assessing them, an essential step in driving a recovery in the labour market with decent work (in Spanish)
ILO COOP participates in the Strategic Workshop “Toward an action plan to eliminate child labour and to promote decent work in solid waste management systems in Mexico”
28 May 2021
Head of ILO’s COOP Unit highlighted the role that cooperatives play for informal waste-pickers to access social protection, generate negotiation power with public and private stakeholders and to formalize their work.
ILO Caribbean Resilience Project
Virtual Training on the Labour Market Contingency Plan (LMCP) and Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)
The virtual training, is aimed at reinforcing the capacities of ILO constituents and key stakeholders on understanding and using ILO developed templates for preparing an integrated LMCP in each country; and understanding PDNAs and how to conduct them, with particular emphasis on the Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection Sector (ELSP) component.
ILO Caribbean Resilience Project
The symposium is designed to ensure that the knowledge developed by the ILO Caribbean Resilience Project is widely accessible to regional decision makers, social partners, technocrats, and development practitioners for practical policy change, advocacy and resource mobilization towards greater Caribbean resilience.
22 April 2021
Climate and environmental literacy can help create jobs, build a green consumer market and allow citizens to better engage with their governments about climate change.