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Employing people with disabilities: It’s right and smart
Employing people with disabilities – a huge and largely overlooked market segment – makes a lot of sense for companies. But that requires overcoming a fear of the unknown and looking at abilities rather than disabilities. (2 April 2014)

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Statement by Guy Ryder, Director-General International Labour Organization on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2014
It is opportune to take stock of the situation with respect to women’s status and gender equality in the world of work. The available information paints a mixed picture. (7 March 2014)

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Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery
The study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. READ MORE (21 January 2014)

 

How can sports help to promote youth employment?
Employers often refrain from hiring young people for their apparent lack of soft skills rather than their lack of experience. Understanding how these soft skills that can be developed through sports are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability, says Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist in the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. (06 January 2014)

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International Migrants Day - 18 December 2013: Promote and protect the rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants
Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Navi Pillay.  Today, the ILO and OHCHR pay joint tribute to 232 million migrants worldwide who have left their homes in search of a better and more dignified life for themselves and their families.  Migrants make significant and essential contributions to the economic, social and cultural development of their host countries and their communities back home. But too often these contributions go unrecognized, and instead the public debate is dominated by xenophobic attitudes and discrimination, both in and outside the workplace. (18 December 2013) Read More

 

ILO's tribute to Nelson Mandela - Remembering Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
"Today, a country, a continent and the entire world are united in grief as we mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela, a truly exceptional human being. Personally, and on behalf of the International LabourOrganization, I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and my deepest sympathies to the people and the Government of South Africa. We have lost a champion of freedom, of tolerance and of dialogue. With grace, humility and dignity he towered above us all in his pursuit of peace and social justice. The world has been enriched by his passion, his commitment, his perseverance, his integrity and, above all, his humanity." (6 December 2013) Read More

 

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