1. Water drives job creation and economic growth, says new UN report

    22 March 2016

    An estimated three out of four jobs that make up the global workforce are either heavily or moderately dependent on water. This means that water shortages and problems of access to water and sanitation could limit economic growth and job creation in the coming decades, according to a UN report.

  2. Urban/Rural Policies for the Creation of Decent Jobs

    03 October 2014

    UCLG and the City of Chefchaouen in Morocco held a learning exchange for Northern and Western Africa from 24 to 27 September 2014 on the issue of Local Economic Development (LED) and Decent Work in Cultural Economies of Intermediary Cities.

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    ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    28 February 2014

    The mechanism is the only one in the ILO for setting the basic wage for any industry.

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    ILO meeting: Decent work in the chemical industry

    25 November 2013

    Representatives from more than 30 countries meet in Geneva this week to discuss some of the challenges facing an industry that employs nearly 20 million people worldwide, including the shortage of skilled workers.

  5. Joint message from UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and ILO

    05 October 2013

    A Call for Teachers! Joint message from Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General; Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General; Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director; Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator;

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    ILO global forum to discuss decent work in the fishing industry

    15 May 2013

    Government, employer and worker delegates will share ideas on how the Work in fishing convention (n°188) can address major challenges in the industry, including safety and health and forced labour.

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    ILO meeting calls for sustainable civil aviation industry

    26 February 2013

    The Global Dialogue Forum on the Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on the Civil Aviation Industry, 20-22 February 2013, discussed how to promote sustainability and decent work in the civil aviation industry.

  8. Turning computer junk into jobs

    18 January 2013

    Vast amounts of electrical and electronic waste end up in developing countries where the recycling methods are often hazardous. Integrating informal e-waste operations into the formal sector can help make the process safer, according to an ILO study titled "The global impact of e-waste".

  9. New ILO/UPU/UNI publication on Promoting workplace HIV and AIDS policies in post offices around the world

    01 November 2011

    The International Labour Office (ILO), through its Programme on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS) and the Sectoral Activities Department (SECTOR), in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and UNI Global Union (formerly Union Network International) have contributed to the formulation of the Guidelines on HIV and AIDS and the postal sector

  10. World Teachers’ Day Message (5 October 2012)

    05 October 2011

    The 2012 World Teachers Day Message issued jointly by the ILO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF and Education International (EI)