News and events

2013

  1. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    Concept Note of the Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum, 2013

    04 October 2013

    The Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo 2013 takes place in Nairobi from 28 October to 1 November 2013. GSSD is an annual UN system-wide global high-profile event for South-South Cooperation. The overall objective of GSSD Expo 2013 is to showcase scalable, replicable and innovative southern solutions with significant development impact on the ground. Solutions are presented as a basis for voluntary learning with the aim of scaling up their development impact. The ILO Solution Forum will focus on projects concerning sustainable development and decent work in a variety of contexts worldwide.

  2. Rural development

    Timor-Leste: When a short road makes a huge difference

    01 October 2013

    In a country where 75 per cent of the population live in rural areas and 40 per cent are below the poverty line, improving a short stretch of road can mean more jobs and a better quality of life for rural workers and their families.

  3. Urban development

    City-to-City and South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    26 September 2013

    Local economic and social development and city-to-city cooperation are gaining international visibility. What are the challenges related to the world of work that cities and their citizens are currently facing? How can cities, local governments and their partners learn from each other’s good practices within a South-South cooperation framework? How can they address the challenges of the world of work together with government and the social partners? These are the main questions this handbook addresses in order to stimulate further South-South and triangular cooperation between cities for the promotion of Decent Work. It also describes current South-South initiatives already undertaken by the International Labour Organization in partnership with the UCLG.

  4. Bangladesh factory conditions

    ILO, partners aim to improve conditions in Bangladeshi garment industry

    23 September 2013

    In New York, the ILO has signed new agreements with the Netherlands and the UK to respond to recent accidents in Bangladesh.

  5. Social protection

    United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2013

    Today the UN celebrated South-South cooperation, including an event in New York on implementing sustainable social protection floors.

  6. Youth employment

    Sweden joins ILO initiative in Zambia for rural youth

    03 September 2013

    The ILO-led UN Joint Programme with FAO on decent work and food security will create job opportunities for young entrepreneurs along agricultural value chains and will boost food security for rural populations in Zambia.

  7. Global South-South Development Expo 2013

    Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum: Presentations

    Within the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo taking place in Nairobi from 28 October to 1 November 2013, the ILO Solution Forum focused on projects concerning sustainable development and decent work in a variety of contexts worldwide. These presentations illustrate the solutions proposed.

  8. Global South-South Development Expo 2013

    Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum

    Within the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo that took place in Nairobi from 28 October to 1 November 2013, the ILO Solution Forum focused on projects concerning sustainable development and decent work in a variety of contexts worldwide.

  9. Cooperation for gender and development

    ILO and Sweden join forces to promote women’s employment in Turkey

    26 August 2013

  10. Publication

    Workers and Employers from Portuguese-speaking countries adopt Brasilia Declaration on combating child labour through South-South cooperation

    23 August 2013

    Representatives from the Business Confederation of the CPLP (CE-CPLP) and the Confederation of Trade Unions of the Portuguese-speaking Countries (CSPLP), signed the Brasilia Bipartite Declaration in August 2013 reaffirming the commitment of the workers' and employers' organizations to combat child labour in the CPLP sphere.