Bangkok, Thailand, 08 Oct 2014 -- Linking rural employment with greater social protection schemes is vital to ensuring fairer, sustainable and equitable food production systems for small-holder farmers and other vulnerable rural populations across Asia and the Pacific, a high-level regional consultation heard today.
The ILO has just launched this report which is the result of a process that included a global literature review, the development of a research methodology guide through consultation with experts, and research in four countries: Guatemala, Indonesia, Rwanda and Ukraine. It highlights the challenges faced by workers living with HIV and their households in accessing social protection programmes, examines the effects of such programmes on their lives and makes evidence-based recommendations.
The ILO has coordinated a damage assessment of floods on jobs, livelihoods and enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This was part of the Coordinated Recovery Needs Assessment led by the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina and supported by the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank.
Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster
The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tracks and monitors displacement flows in all displacement sites in order to define caseloads, identify vulnerable groups, monitor and coordinate service provision and advocate durable solutions for IDPs.
Children are entitled to our protection and on this World Day against Child Labour we draw attention to the crucial role of social protection in keeping children out of child labour and removing them from it.
The most recent ILO estimates, released in September 2013, reveal that 168 million children worldwide – one in ten – are in child labour. 85 million of them are engaged in hazardous work.