International Labour Organization

Poor sanitation, hygiene at work kills 400,000 workers globally

Worldwide about 400,000 work-related deaths take place due to poor sanitation and hygiene, according to a representative from the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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Garment workers must have “freedom of association” to boost competitiveness

Workers in the global garment industry are often deprived of “freedom of association”, which is key to boosting competitiveness in the industry.

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App connects patients to healthcare in Ghana where doctors are scarce

A new app has been developed by a young entrepreneur in Ghana, which allows patients in remote areas to “see” a doctor, over their mobile phone.

At present, there is less than one doctor for every 5,000 people in the West African country.

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Austerity is putting “social protection” rights at risk: ILO

Policies of economic austerity around the world are putting the human right to social security at risk, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Forced labour is “like a virus” the head of ILO says

Forced labour is “like a virus” because of its capacity to mutate, the head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

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“Working poverty” pressing issue for youth

The issue of “working poverty” is a serious problem for young people especially in the developing world, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Programme promotes Better Work conditions in the garment industry

Approximately 60 million people in the developing world are employed in the garment industry, according to data from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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New online course marks World Day Against Child Labour

Nearly 100 million boys and girls worldwide between the ages of five and 19-years-old work in farming, forestry or fishing.

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Jobs plan to give young women equal access to the labour market

A new global initiative addressing youth unemployment also aims to ensure young women don’t lose out when it comes to finding work.

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