Ministry of Labour, ILO, UNICEF, Save the Children launch study on plight of working children on streets in Lebanon
BEIRUT, 16th February 2015 – A study launched today sheds light on the plight of working street-based children in Lebanon. The report, “Children Living and Working on the Streets in Lebanon: Profile and Magnitude”, is the first of its kind in Lebanon to assess the scope and characteristics of the increasingly visible phenomenon of one of the worst forms of child labour.
Typhoon Haiyan killed 8,000 and affected nearly 16 million people across the Philippines. And while Tacloban City sustained the most destruction, other more remote places also suffered heavy damage. Lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and services were all lost on the vacation island of Coron. A year after Haiyan, the island's people are gradually restoring some of what was lost, and at the same time, learning new skills and ways to support their families.
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.
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To conduct a Market System Analysis of the building construction sector in Mozambique
“More, better and inclusive jobs in Cabo Delgado and Nampula Province – Harnessing the opportunities of Mozambique’s New Economy” is a new joint programme from the ILO, UNDP, UNIDO and UN Women, financed by the Sustainable Development Goals Fund.
The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR is responsible for maintaining the institutional relationship with constituents and for the implementation of the ILO’s work as agreed in the respective Decent Work Country Programmes. The Office is responsible to ensure that ILO constituents are provided with high-quality, timely, well-coordinated and integrated services responsive to their needs and tailored to their realities. The needs and priorities of the ILO constituents are identified in the Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs).