Every day, working poverty poses a serious threat to sustainable development. Why? Because 780 million are working but can't benefit from a fair wage to make a decent living.They earn less than US$2 a day. [ Ow.ly Link ]
It’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade —but slavery is not over yet. Here's the story of Kobina, 15 and how he escaped exploitation and forced labour in the Ghana’s fishing industry. #RememberSlavery

Caught in slavery’s nets

DYK? Domestic work remains one of the sectors with the highest share of informal employment. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Decent work is key to achieving all of the #GlobalGoals for Sustainable Development. Here’s why: ilo.org/globalgoals
Water is a limited resource for which global demand is growing. We need to reduce and reuse wastewater. By exploiting this valuable resource, we will make the water cycle work better for every living thing. #WorldWaterDay
From pity to pride. From extreme poverty to successful entrepreneurship. Meet Mary Tarudana who, with the support of the Joint Programme for Gender Equality funded by Sweden and the ILO in Zimbabwe, transformed her life and other women’s lives in Nyanga district. Mary is able now to buy small livestock to pay school fees for her children without borrowing and she is also in the process of...
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Mary lights the way

Healthy working environment is indispensable for productivity! Stigma and Discrimination is one of the major challenges that hamper efforts in HIV prevention and treatment. In collaboration with The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE), the ILO organized a training for Human Resource Practitioners on HIV and AIDS. The training aimed to equip practitioners with the knowledge of laws and...
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The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) & ILO organize Training for HR Practitioners on HIV/AIDS

Income inequality has a big impact on our lives, yet its effects aren’t always apparent. Here are a few ways that income inequality can affect our daily lives:

Income inequality affects you whether you realize it or not

21 million people in forced labour.
$150 billion in illegal profits.
These numbers should be zero.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: Myths & Facts | 50 for Freedom

Poverty-induced Migration puts some at risk of Modern Slavery. Take some time to hear a real story, join the campaign and make your voice count: [ Bit.ly Link ]
If we are to achieve real sustainable development, we must focus on achieving gender equality by 2030, says ILO Senior Gender Specialist in Africa, Fatime C. Ndiaye at the UN Women/EU panel on women in the world of work of Côte d'Ivoire.
On International Women's Day, the ILO will host a live conversation with actor and activist, Eva Longoria. She'll be answering your questions on Facebook and on ILO.org at 1700 GMT, after taking part in a joint ILO/Gallup event on Women and the World of Work, at Gallup headquarters in Washington.
Panel discussion: "Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men" featuring Guy Ryder (ILO), Jim Clifton (Gallup), Eva Longoria (activist), Sheila Lirio Marcelo (Care.com) and Sir Angus Deaton
(Princeton). Event information and webcast: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men

The ILO in Africa will mark the 2017 International Women's Day by joining Côte d’Ivoire, the UN Women, the European Union and the African Development Bank in a high level panel dedicated to women and equality at the workplace. More detailed info here. [ Ow.ly Link ]
ILO new vacancies for jobs promoting decent work. What you need to know. Apply today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
To better understand income inequality and its impact on our societies, take a look at this blog:

What do we really know about income inequality?

Youth unemployment is back on the rise and set to reach 71 million this year.

Global youth unemployment is on the rise again

Kick-starting tomorrow in Bamako, Mali: the 11th Congress of the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) on strengthening pan-African labour movement for the Future of Work, inclusive and sustainable development in Africa through decent work

Mali : 11ème congres de l’OUSA à Bamako : Des délégués dans nos murs

People living with #HIV experience #unemployment rates 3x higher than national unemployment rates. Discrimination at work is a violation of a basic human right. On #ZeroDiscrimination Day, the ILO calls to end discrimination at work. Make some noise for #zerodiscrimination

Ending HIV/AIDS discrimination at work (ArtWorks)

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