Redoubling efforts to eliminate child labour in Côte d’Ivoire by 2025.
GENEVA (ILO Info) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Côte d’Ivoire have decided to work even more closely together to fight child labour, especially in its worst forms.
They reasserted their joint commitment at the end of the visit on Monday to ILO headquarters by the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Ms Dominique Ouattara, during which she met with the ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder.
A new ILO project helps people find decent jobs in areas of Sri Lanka that were affected by civil war.
VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka (ILO News) – Thayabaran Dharshini was proud when she completed her diploma in preschool education. She looked forward to starting her dream job working with young children, and helping her parents and three siblings out of their financial difficulties.
But she struggled to find a suitable job in Vavuniya, her hometown, a former frontline in the Sri Lankan civil war.
In the lead up to World Water Day, a new programme to strengthen the capacity of local communities in Liberia to improve sanitation highlights the importance of access to clean water.
MONROVIA, Liberia (ILO News) – David Wolo worries about finding fresh water for his family. “The water from the pipes is not good, because these pipes are outdated… you can see the sediment in the water… you can see all sorts of things in it.”
A labour-intensive ILO initiative to develop water catchment and drip irrigation systems is playing a pivotal role in creating decent work opportunities in northern Jordan.
DAJAMIA, Jordan (ILO News) - Keeping crops adequately irrigated can be tough in Jordan, one of the world’s most water-poor countries. It is certainly a challenge for Younes Shdeifat, a farmer in the underprivileged and agriculture-dependent governorate of Mafraq in the north of the country.
This paper provides an overview of labour force and unemployment trends in the governorates of Amman, Irbid, and Mafraq (referred to as the “study governorates” in the text) during the period of January 2010 and April 2014. The analyses are based entirely on data from the Employment and Unemployment Survey (EUS) provided by the Department of Statistics (DoS).
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The labour proclamation 377/2003 governs worker- employer relations by setting the basic principles of rights and obligations with a view to enabling workers and employers to maintain industrial peace and work in the spirit of harmony and cooperation towards all rounded development of the country. The international Conventions and Regulations that Ethiopia has ratified are also parts and parcels of the general framework of laws governing labour relations
Industrial relations is one of key institutions which enables actors to create the virtuous cycle by translating productivity gains into better working conditions, while encouraging ‘good behaviour’ of enterprises which is conducive to better productivity. Social dialogue can be used as an instrument to ensure conflict resolution, social equality and effective policy implementation. It serves the purpose of defending rights, promoting employment and securing work.
The ILO is searching for an international consultant to conduct rapid market assessments (RMA) of relevant sectors for returnees and migrants in 5 regions: Addis Ababa, Tigray, Amhara, SNNPR and Oromia, and in particular specific zones within those regions showing a high incidence of irregular migration, both origin and transit.
The RMA should specifically aim at
a) identifying the sectors and value chains that are most able to absorb returnees in the country so as to better target skills development interventions towards labour market demand; and
The International Labour Organization's project on "Improving the governance of labour migration and the protection of migrant workers’ rights in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt (IRAM)" aims at promoting good governance of labour migration and protection of male and female migrant workers’ rights in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt with a view to enhancing the development benefits of labour migration.
To reach its goals, the project intends to: