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Promoting youth employment through skills development
Aug 12, 2013 As the world celebrates International Youth Day, India's biggest challenge remains having a young population that is unemployable due to lack of skills. For the ILO, this is a major focus area and much needs to be done before India's huge youth population goes into a crisis.
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ILO to send mission to Bangladesh after building collapse
May 01, 2013 The International Labour Organization will send a high-level mission to Bangladesh following the Rana Plaza building collapse last week.
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Time for women to get on board: ILO
Nov 04, 2012 The need to have more women in the world’s still male-dominated boardrooms has gained widespread recognition but there is also strong disagreement on how to go about it.
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World faces a 600 million jobs challenge, warns ILO
Jan 24, 2012 The global economy needs to generate 600 million jobs over the next decade to sustain economic growth and maintain social stability, states an annual report by International Labour Organisation.
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Cooperatives can build socio-economic resilience: UN
Jul 08, 2013 The International Day of Cooperatives provides an opportunity to spotlight how such enterprises can help build resilience in all socio-economic spheres in times of “global uncertainty,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on 6 July, 2013.
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86% of world's unemployed get no income support: ILO
Nov 15, 2012 Unemployment insurance schemes exist in 72 countries out of 198 monitored by the ILO, most of them being middle- and high-income countries.
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"An economy can grow faster if more women participate"
Feb 15, 2013 South Asia would reduce poverty faster if more women are at work but security remains an issue, says Yoshiteru Uramoto, Regional Director, RO-Asia Pacific. Here we present the speech given by him recently in New Delhi.
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Satellite rainfall estimation for South Asia
Dec 24, 2008 For improved forecast of floods and droughts to minimise their impacts, accurate estimates of rainfall are needed. Kathmandu based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development recently organised a five-day workshop on using satellites for rainfall measurement in the Himalayan region.
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E-library for Nepal's children
Jan 15, 2009 Help Nepal Network is setting up E-libraries in every district in the country to increase digital literacy among children. By installing low-cost, high-impact computer facilities in schools and rural centers, the project will serve communities with scanned books and other educational resources.
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Tripura takes the ICT route to quality eyecare
Jun 04, 2009 The Tripura Vision Centre project in northeast India is pushing information communication technology to its extreme to provide the best eye care facility to its citizens. Seeing its success, the government is planning to equip these centres with facilities to provide treatment for other diseases.
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ILO predicts global unemployment growth by 20 million
Oct 22, 2008 The ongoing global economic crisis is going to increase unemployment worldwide. Director-General of ILO says it is about time that all governments of the world work in a coordinated manner to combat this phenomenon of joblessness.
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Household work remains 'invisible and unmeasured'
Mar 27, 2009 UN chief has said gender inequality and discrimination perpetuate stereotypic perceptions of men as breadwinners and women as caregivers. A new study has revealed that women’s household chores in all societies remain unpaid and unrecognised.
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World youth joblessness soars: ILO report
Aug 13, 2010 The latest report from ILO, Global Employment Trends for Youth, says that world youth employment is going to hit a record low in 2010 owing to global economic crisis. Developing countries comprising of 90% of the youth will be the worst hit.
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Ensuring global progress on social security coverage during crisis
Nov 23, 2010 World Social Security Report 2010/11 by ILO is a first in the series of World Social Security Reports. It serves as a tool to extend and monitor progress on the coverage of social security systems across nations.
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ILO adopts new international labour standard on HIV/AIDS
Jun 18, 2010 A new standard strengthening the contribution of the world of work to significantly improve access to prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV and AIDS was adopted yesterday at the annual International Labour Organization conference. It is believed to make the dream of an AIDS-free generation a reality.
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Emerging economies have the worst records of underage workers
Dec 06, 2010 The Child Labour Index and map, developed and released by the International Labour Organisation has identified 68 key emerging economies as countries with the worst record of child labour abuse. Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and Pakistan are among the bottom twelve countries. Experts also warn that climate changes will only serve to exacerbate the problem of child labour.
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Recession cuts the growth in global wages to half
Dec 16, 2010 International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s latest report on global wages says economic crisis has resulted in a slow growth in the wages globally cutting them to half the rate in 2007. Regions like Europe and Central Asia have experienced the most dramatic fall in the wage growth.
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Asian women workers marginalised: Report
Apr 29, 2011 A vast female workforce remains unemployed in Asian countries on grounds of gender discrimination in labour markets, says a new joint report by ILO and ADB. The report urges the nations to strive for quality and more equitable employment opportunities to ensure sustainable growth.
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Bangladesh agrees on action plan to improve working conditions
May 06, 2013 Bangladeshi lawmakers will receive an agreed upon labour reform package as soon as next month to improve the nation's working conditions, the United Nations labour organisation said wrapping up a high-level visit to the South Asian country still reeling from the deadly collapse of a garment factory.
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Nepal: Girls 50% more likely to be involved in hazardous work
Jan 28, 2011 A yet-to-be-released report by ILO reveals that despite a significant fall in the incidence of child labour in Nepal, there are still more girls than boys who are employed as laboureres. Absence of strict laws and unsatisfactory education system aggravate the problem.
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Building young entrepreneurs
Apr 23, 2012 The International Youth Foundation in a joint association with other organisations has launched a project to support young people to initiate and grow their own ventures to tackle unemployment among the young.
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Global jobs crisis expected to continue for some time, warns UN
May 02, 2012 The World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy – published by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) – says that around 50 million jobs are still missing compared to the situation that existed before the global economic crisis.
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Entire families trapped as bonded labourers in Afghanistan
May 17, 2012 Afghanistan's brick klins employ entire families along with children as young as seven and eight years. A majority of the families have been working in the kilns for over 11 years without being able to repay their debts or loans.
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Disabled poor face a greater risk of living in poverty: study
Jul 18, 2013 Member States kicked off a three-day meeting at the United Nations in New York yesterday with the aim of finding ways to improve living standards and employment for more than one billion people worldwide living with disabilities.
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Decent work and social justice: a spiritual perspective
Apr 25, 2012 A new publication “Convergences: decent work and social justice in religious traditions” by International Labour Organization, explains the position of various religious traditions regarding social justice and decent work issues.
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SCOR(E)ing brownies for economic reforms
Dec 04, 2012 An ILO programme under the umbrella of decent work has shown that India's light engineering units have shown an ability to enhance competitiveness.
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ILO launches campaign on social justice
Feb 20, 2010 As part of global events marking the second World Day for Social Justice, the International Labour Organization has launched a campaign 'to forefront voices from around the world on the meaning of social justice, especially in times of the economic crisis.
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World needs better jobs, says UNDP administrator
Mar 23, 2010 Addressing the Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalisation of the ILO Governing Body, UNDP administrator highlighted the importance of creating more and better jobs to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. She praised ILO Global Jobs Pact for creating more opportunities.
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ILO removing barriers to inclusion in Bangladesh
Apr 02, 2013 People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.
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Abused domestic workers – are we to blame?
Jan 15, 2013 We need better laws that set clear ground rules for our employment relationships with the domestic workers we hire. But the fundamental change of mind and behaviour rests with us, opines Amelita King-Dejardin, ILO domestic work specialist.
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