PARDEV Newsletter No. 36
12 March 2013
Various recent ILO reports are summarized here. Global Employment Trends 2013: Recovering from a second jobs dip, calls for additional policy action. The World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy considers that a dramatic shift is needed in the current policy approach in order to fight the structural challenges of unemployment. The Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth calls for internal and external “rebalancing” to achieve more socially and economically sustainable outcomes within and across countries, proposing policy actions beyond labour markets and national borders.
07 March 2013
The ILO and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have signed a project cooperation agreement amounting to US$ 3.5 million to support women’s empowerment in Turkey, which is expected to contribute substantially to the goal of advancing gender equality in employment and providing decent employment opportunities for women.
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.
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.
By Guy Ryder
14 February 2013
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discusses the priorities of the European Union in the context of his first official visit to Ireland, which holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU.
12 February 2013
Signing of a cooperation agreement for 12.4 million Swiss francs allocated by Switzerland to the ILO’s Better Work programme for 2013-2016.
Labour standards and employment
11 February 2013
Switzerland formalizes the ratification of the International Convention on employment policy and boosts its collaboration with the ILO in development cooperation.
07 February 2013
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior staff to discuss the role of the Decent Work Agenda in the post-2015 development framework.
PARDEV Newsletter No. 35
14 January 2013
The Global South-South Development Expo 2012 took place from 19 to 23 November 2012 in Vienna, Austria and was hosted by UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). This year’s theme was “Investing in Energy and Climate Change: Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Development”. The ILO organized a Solution Forum on Energy, Climate Change and Decent Work, showcasing development solutions from and for the Global South. The ILO Forum explored the link between employment, decent work and sustainable development strategies. The global economic crisis has positioned job-creation at the heart of policy-making priorities. At the same time, environmental degradation has called for increased efforts towards sustainable development. In this context, there was a clear need for correlating employment, the development of alternative energy sources and economic opportunities. The Forum shows why South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) strategies and mechanisms are vital for shaping the post-2015 sustainable world of work. The panellists presented their country’s experience in transitioning to a green economy, while highlighting the benefit of South-South cooperation by presenting country-specific solutions.
14 December 2012
Contribution will fund a round of the Youth to Youth Fund in Togo for the period 2013-2014