Working Out of Disasters: Job-led Growth after Typhoon Bopha (Pablo)
25 September 2014
The Philippines experiences at least 20 typhoons in a year and much can be learned on the importance of putting livelihood at the forefront of recovery. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Australian Government will bring together community leaders from areas hit by Typhoon Bopha (also named Pablo) in a forum to discuss a people and job-centered approach to disaster response.
ILO Director General's address on G20 Labour Markets
The Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, joined the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne in September 2014, during which the ILO presented a number of reports on employment issues that have been prepared to inform the Ministerial discussions.
ILO Director-General welcomes G20's ambitious commitments to promote decent jobs
Guy Ryder has welcomed commitments made by the G20 Ministers to tackle the global jobs crisis with a package of measures to support the creation of decent jobs that can lift working families out of poverty and drive sustainable development.
ILO: Better Work Indonesia improves access to jobs in garment industry for people with disabilities
According to a World Report on Disability (2011) published by The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank, there are roughly a billion people with disabilities in the world. Further, there are approximately 785 million of people with disabilities at their productive age, though the majority of them are unemployed. Those who are employed generally earn less compared with people who do not have disability and are often employed in the informal economy with minimal or no social protection.
Kick-off Workshop on Rural Roads Master Plan for Timor-Leste
H. E. The Minister of Public Works Sr. Gastão Francisco de Sousa and H.E. the Ambassador of Australia, Mr. Peter Doyle, will officially open the Kick-off Workshop for the development of a Rural Roads Master Plan for Timor-Leste on 4th June 2014 at 8:30am at the Ministry of Public Works, Corporate Services Offices in Dili.
ILO Director-General Report Stimulates Debate on Fair Labour Migration
Migration is a key aspect of the world of work in the Pacific. Of all world regions, the Pacific has the highest per capita level of international mobility amongst its resident populations, especially those in Polynesia and Micronesia.
Inauguration of the Mahata-Kusi road
H. E. the President Taun Matan Ruak and H.E. the Ambassador of Australia, Mr. Peter Doyle, will officially inaugurate on 22nd May 2014 at 2 pm the Mahata-Kusi road in Mahata Sub-District, Oecusse. The road has been rehabilitated by the Ministry of Public Works’ Roads for Development Program (R4D) in the period May 2013 – April 2014.
Seasonal work brings year-round benefits
A new harvest is ready, and Celestine Aisa Maino, a seasonal worker from Papua New Guinea, has just embarked on her latest overseas journey. Working on a large Australian fruit farm gives her more income, and an ILO project helps her to use it to build a brighter future for her and her family.
Garment industry in the north to benefit from Better Work programme
After reaching one fourth of Viet Nam’s garment exporters in the south, the programme which aims to improve export industries’ performance and competitiveness will also expand to footwear industry.
ILO pursues its medium-term rebuilding strategy in Davao Oriental
Workers who lost their livelihoods to Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) are now part of rebuilding efforts in Mindanao. The ILO has accelerated its medium-term interventions on sustainable livelihoods with the support of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.