News and events

2014

  1. Partnership

    ILO, Union for the Mediterranean sign agreement to promote businesses, jobs and skills

    21 January 2014

    The cooperation agreement will strengthen the partners’ capacities to foster productive employment and decent work in the Mediterranean region.

2013

  1. European Development Days 2013

    Bangladesh needs properly skilled workforce say ILO, EU and Bangladesh

    27 November 2013

    The ILO organized a panel on “Skills for Bangladesh” at the European Development Days 2013 in Brussels. Bangladesh has a fast-growing labour population and needs a properly skilled workforce to be competitive and to ensure decent living conditions for the population, said the ILO, the EU and the government of Bangladesh.

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    Post Typhoon Haiyan relief effort

    ILO rallies partners to donate to livelihoods recovery in Philippines

    19 November 2013

    Following the loss of life and livelihoods in Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the ILO response is focused on emergency employment schemes to help rebuild communities and restore livelihoods through decent work.

  3. Event

    Final conference on the ILO-EU project "Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work"

    Final conference on the ILO-EU project "Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work (MAP)", funded by the European Commission. The conference will focus on the main results of the project and validate the methodology developed in the project countries in the light of the post-2015 development agenda.

  4. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    GSSD 2013 - Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum: Presentation 6. Youssef Alaoui Solaimani, Morocco, Managing your Agricultural Cooperative

    31 October 2013

    Managing your Agricultural Cooperative -My.COOP-is a training package published in 2011. It covers managerial challenges faced by many agricultural cooperatives. face. It is based on the idea that strong cooperatives are necessary for a more equitable distribution of income, democracy, and economic and social development. My.COOP is a partnership initiative that draws on the success of the ILO’s Materials and Techniques for Cooperative Management (MATCOM) Programme (1978-early 1990s) that developed over 40 training tools. The My.COOP training package includes a trainer’s manual, four modules, and a mobile learning toolkit.

  5. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    GSSD 2013 - Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum: Presentation 4. Cobitech, Kenya, Promoting green entrepreneurship among young women and men

    31 October 2013

    The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) is a partnership between the Africa Commission, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) and the ILO. Implemented over the period 2010-2014 in Kenya, Uganda, and United Republic of Tanzania, the partnership is funded by the Government of Denmark. In 2010 the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility formed a partnership with the ILO’s Green Jobs Programme in response to the identification of green jobs and green entrepreneurship as one of the key priorities during the initial national and local stakeholder consultations.

  6. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    GSSD 2013 - Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum: Presentation 2: UOCRA, Argentina

    31 October 2013

    The project aims to train workers, technicians and professionals of the construction sector to implement good environmental practices on construction sites. It also aims at promoting both the rational use of energy and the technical training in photovoltaic solar energy.

  7. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    GSSD 2013 - Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum: Presentation 5: SENAI, Brazil, Triangular Cooperation for Vocational Training and Skills Development (Public-Private Partnership)

    31 October 2013

    SENAI, in partnership with SENATI and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ), entered into a cooperation agreement whose main outcome was the creation of the Centre for Environmental Technologies (CTA) based in Peru. The Centre trains professionals in areas related to clean production and environmental conservation. It also aims at providing technical capacity building in research and laboratory services in areas such as water and sanitation, clean air and clean development mechanisms, land and recuperation of degraded landscape, solid waste, clean production and energy efficiency. In addition, it offers continuing education courses on environmental community-based monitoring, environmental monitoring (technical level) and eco-efficiency. SENATI is responsible for the implementation and management of the CTA with international technical support from SENAI, the Brazilian counterpart and GIZ, the German Counterpart. The Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation together with the Brazilian Agency for International Cooperation are in charge of the political coordination of this project and of GIZ’s participation. The Centre has developed a marketing and communications strategy as well as a monitoring and evaluation framework to measure impact and outcomes. The estimated duration of the project is three years (December 2010 to June 2014) with a total budget of more than US$5.2 million (SENAI, 2013). Upon completion of the project, the centre will be managed solely by SENATI.

  8. 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.

  9. From Pakistan

    A dream comes true in a motorbike repair shop

    15 October 2013

    Changing perceptions is sometimes the biggest challenge when it comes to fighting child labour. But dialogue and cooperation is always a good start.