An interview with ILO's Craig Churchill on the expansion of Microinsurance coverage
10 April 2012
Access to microinsurance services has increased to the point where nearly 500 million low-income people have access today. ILO TV interviews Craig Churchill, Team Leader of the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility and Chair of the Microinsurance Network about the "Microinsurance Compendium, Protecting the Poor", co-published by the ILO and the Munich Re Foundation. Mr. Churchill describes why microinsurance plays a key role for low-income people to help them cope with risks and large losses. He also explains the reason for its success in Asia.
Youth Employment Forum: Call for applications for Young Journalists/Bloggers
05 April 2012
The International Labour Organization (ILO) will offer five young journalists/bloggers the opportunity to promote and cover the Youth Employment Forum, which will take place in Geneva from 23 to 25 May 2012.
Young Peruvians speak out on jobs crisis
05 April 2012
The ILO is holding global youth consultations that will culminate in a major Youth Employment Forum in Geneva in May, with some one hundred young people from employers’, workers’ and youth organizations from across the world taking part.
Video Highlights of Global Youth Consultations
30 March 2012
The ILO organized a series of National Events on Youth Employment to hear young people's views on the alarming situation in youth employment. This collection of videos represents a selection of highlights from the 46 countries that held events in March and April 2012.
The conversation has already started on social media networks where young people from across the world are sharing their views on the ILO's Facebook and Twitter platforms: www.facebook.com/youth.ilo and www.twitter.com/ilonews
Eastern Europe and Central Asia should transition toward sustainable development now or pay more in the future, says UN report
23 March 2012
Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in ‘green’ jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future. These were some of the findings from a new UN report “From Transition to Transformation”, launched in Istanbul, Turkey at the first Global Human Development Forum.
Global Youth Consultations
The ILO held events in more than 40 countries around the world from March to May 2012 to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.
Youth Employment Forum
As youth unemployment reaches unprecedented levels in many countries, the ILO is to hold a Global Youth Employment Forum to address the challenges young people face in the labour market. A hundred young men and women (aged 18-29), from all regions of the world will share their experiences and views on the current employment situation and discuss practical examples of successful initiatives which have led to the promotion of decent work for youth.
Unleashing the Potential for Rural Development through Decent Work - Building on the ILO Rural Work Legacy 1970s - 2011
16 March 2012
Stocktaking of the approaches, tools, work methods, achievements and lessons learned.
ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth
08 March 2012
Are you between the ages of 18 and 29 years? Struggling to find a job or working under poor conditions? Want things to change? Make a video expressing your views and get a chance to present it at the Youth Employment Forum in Geneva.
ILO holds global consultation of young people on youth jobs crisis
02 March 2012
The ILO is holding events in 46 countries around the world throughout March and April to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.