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Making Agriculture Cool

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Agriculture has an image problem. Simply put, for the majority of the world's youth, agriculture simply isn't seen as being "cool" or attractive. Most think of it only as back-breaking labor, without an economic pay off -- and little room for career advancement.

The Flurry of Minimum- and Living-wage Initiatives

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

Why are we seeing a surge of momentum for higher minimum wages, a living wage and limits to executive compensation?

Let's Rescue All the World's Children Who've Been Kidnapped for Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

So may the righteous anger over the Boko Haram crime inspire a renewed commitment to eradicating slavery. While we wait and hope for the rescue of the Nigerian girls, let us also mobilize on behalf of the millions who did not appear in the headlines.

Avoiding a Lost Generation

Claire Courteille-Mulder | Posted 05.25.2014 | World
Claire Courteille-Mulder

One important step to be taken in order to bring down the high unemployment rate is to close the skills gap on youth labor markets. The skills mismatch has become a persistent and growing trend in Europe. Over-education and over‐skilling coexist with under-education and under‐skilling and increasingly with skills obsolescence brought about by long‐term unemployment. Evidence shows that there is a higher risk of mismatch for those at the bottom of the educational pyramid, which is reflected in relatively high unemployment rates for low‐skilled youth in comparison with high‐skilled youth.

Officials Urge Faster Progress On Eliminating Child Labor

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business

GENEVA -- The number of children doing hazardous work dropped by half to 85 million from 2000 to 2012, but the rate of progress isn't fast enough to m...

Grim Jobs Record To Be Set This Year

Reuters | Tom Miles | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

GENEVA (Reuters) - The global jobless queue will stretch to more than 200 million people this year, the International Labour Organization said in its ...

Domestic Workers Inspire the Global Movement for Rights

Richard Trumka | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

It is clear now more than ever that the labor movement and the domestic workers' movement need to continue to work together to protect the rights of all workers.

New ILO Leadership Could Push For Better Economic Policies

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Since Europe has by far the largest banking system in the world, the eurozone crisis is also a significant drag on growth and employment throughout most of the world, and could easily do more damage if it is not resolved.

Jobs and Growth: Can't Have One Without the Other?

Min Zhu | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Min Zhu

The news on the jobs front, unfortunately, remains grim. Why isn't the jobs picture better? Quite simply, it's because the growth picture isn't very good.

Reflections From A Trip To Asia

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

During a recent trip to Southeast Asia the lives of some hidden communities and new considerations and issues came to my attention that relate to our ...

The World's Worst Child Labor Offenders

Posted 01.05.2012 | World

Where in the world are children forced to work in dangerous conditions, often toiling at the expense of receiving education and basic freedoms? The...

The Western Disease

Laura Kiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Kiss

According to the ILO (International Labour Organization), in the last 2 years world-wide, more than 34 million jobs were lost due to the global financ...

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.

Babu's Story: A Child Worker In The Shipyards Of Bangladesh

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

For many of the children here, the idea that they shouldn't work is an entirely foreign concept. Despite laws in Bangladesh restricting child labor, the reality is starkly different.