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12.06.00 – SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF WORKERS

GENEVA / GLOBAL WAGE REPORT

A new ILO report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality. ILO

4 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DISPLACED EXODUS

As the number of people crossing from conflict-affected areas in Iraq into safe zones in the northern region of Kurdistan decreases, hundreds of Iraqis fleeing fighting in Sinjar and surrounding areas are arriving in dire conditions at the Peshkahbour border crossing. UNHCR

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrians have long been known for their artisan skills, and with over a million Syrian refugees now residing in Lebanon, their unique skills can now be put to good use. UNHCR along with its partners are training around 60 mostly Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing techniques.  UNHCR

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

Women worldwide are losing ground in the employment sector.  A new World Bank Group report says nearly four in 10 people globally – close to one half in developing countries – agree that when jobs are scarce, men are more entitled to them than women. WORLD BANK

20 Feb 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / SOMALI FIREFIGHTERS TRAINING

 The UN mission inSomaliais training Somali firefighters inKenyaon emergency fire and rescue management. Although Al Qaeda linked militants have been pushed out of most urban cities and towns ofSomaliathey still hold areas in the Southern part of the country and still pose a challenge with suicide bombings within the country and attacks outside its boarders. [...]

12 Oct 2013 | Read More »

ILO / CHILD LABOUR

A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), "Marking Progress against Child Labour", says that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, from 246 million to 168 million. And those in hazardous work has halved, from 171 million to 85 million.  But even the latest improved rate of [...]

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MOGADISHU FIREFIGHTERS

The Mogadishu fire department is resuming operations for the first time since 1991 when civil war broke out inSomalia. AU-UN IST

15 Feb 2013 | Read More »

ILO / DOMESTIC WORKERS

According to the new ILO report "Domestic workers across the world", more than 52 million people worldwide are employed as domestic workers. Eighty percent of them are women. ILO

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DOMESTIC WORKERS REPORT LAUNCH

The Deputy Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), Sandra Polaski, told reporters in Geneva today that millions of domestic workers are highly vulnerable to exploitation because they are not protected under general labour laws. ILO

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

ILO / YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

Jobless rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spill-over of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies, according to a United Nations paper issued today. ILO

4 Sep 2012 | Read More »

 

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