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29 Aug 2012 description

Construction workers are in great demand in Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010. Skills, on the other hand, are in short supply.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (ILO news) – “Growing up, our family never had a home we could call our own. We couldn’t afford to build one,” said Odette Buzy, one of the few women working in construction in Haiti.

As a child, Buzy dreamt of working in construction so that one day she would be able to build a home for her family. Today, her dream is coming true.

27 Oct 2010 description

GENEVA (ILO News) - The Government of Brazil and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have announced the launch of a three-year programme aimed at enhancing the capacity of countries to respond to social and natural disasters.

The joint programme - to be developed by the ILO Training Centre in Turin - will seek to improve the capacity-building of countries in humanitarian assistance, train them on the prevention of natural and social disasters, and help them deal with post-crisis recoveries.

The first beneficiaries of the programme will be Haiti, Niger, the Occupied …

27 Oct 2010 description

GENÈVE (Nouvelles du BIT) - Le gouvernement du Brésil et l'Organisation internationale du Travail (OIT) ont annoncé le lancement d'un programme de trois ans destiné à renforcer les capacités des pays à répondre aux catastrophes naturelles et sociales.

Le programme conjoint - qui sera élaboré par le Centre de formation de l'OIT à Turin - aura trois objectifs: améliorer le renforcement des capacités des pays dans le domaine de l'assistance humanitaire, les former à la prévention des catastrophes naturelles et sociales, et les aider à gérer le redressement après la …

05 Oct 2010 description

Today, on World Teachers' Day, we pay homage to all teachers for their pivotal role in shaping children's lives and for their critical contribution to the social, economic and intellectual development of nations. Teachers are change agents, providing the impetus for the emergence of educated communities.

Many teachers work in extremely challenging circumstances, serving in communities with high rates of poverty, coping with violence within and outside the classroom, or confronting the demoralizing impact of HIV and AIDS on colleagues, students and families.

16 Feb 2010 description

The ILO is currently in the process of deploying two teams to respond to the HAITI earthquake in Port-au-Prince (Haiti). The initial response is based on the approved immediate response plan that can be found here.