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  1. Strengthening the voice and economic opportunities of vulnerable women from the northeast of Brazil - 01/07/2019

    The northeast of Brazil is one of the country’s poorest regions. The population suffers from recurrent droughts and lack of access to water sources and technology. Adaptive technology during periods of droughts is crucial for their survival.  Sharing of e ...

  2. Unleashing the transformative power of women at work – Interview with DEVCO Director B, Ms Henriette Geiger - 01/07/2019

    Improving gender equality, reducing vulnerabilities and building sustainable and inclusive economies and societies.    Q. What is the status of women’s economic empowerment across the world? When women can access decent economic opportunities, it sets off ...

  3. Building EU capacities to support the creation of more and better jobs for youth - 27/06/2019

    DEVCO and the International Labour Organization’s International Training Centre (ITCILO) recently organised a training to strengthen EU staffs’ capacities to promote the creation of more inclusive and decent employment, particularly for youth. The recent ...

  4. United to End Child Labour in Agriculture on World Day against Child Labour - 27/06/2019

    For World Day against Child Labour on 12 June, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organis ...

  5. Expanding social protection through knowledge and know-how - 27/06/2019

    Social protection is a human right, designed to protect individuals and their families. The Social Protection Systems Programme, has been supporting sustainable and inclusive social protection systems. While social protection is not a new concept, it is b ...

  6. Meeting the growing needs of people hit by crisis and shocks– new guidance package on social protection across the humanitarian-development nexus - 27/06/2019

    Humanitarian crises are becoming more frequent, severe, complex and protracted. Displacement is occurring on an unprecedented scale. As a result, humanitarian response capacity is stretched while the funding gap is widening. There is increasing recognitio ...

  7. Protecting vulnerable workers – insights and knowledge to enhance livelihoods and inclusion in the informal economy - 27/06/2019

    The EU funded, Research, Network and Support Facility (RNSF), has recently ended. It has left an impressive body of research on the informal economy that should provide essential insights and policy considerations on this complex development issue for lon ...

  8. Working for a healthier future workshop - 27/06/2019

    On the occasion of the 100 th anniversary of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the European Commission recently organised the workshop, ‘Working for a healthier future’, on promoting sustainable employment in the health sector in developing cou ...

  9. A stitch in time – improving working conditions in the garment sector supply chains - 26/06/2019

    The European Commission has developed a set of policies and actions to address decent work and reduce vulnerabilities, making value chains in the garment sector more sustainable – we are now seeing this broad initiative come to fruition. The garment value ...

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