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The inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals is a breakthrough for the billion people around the world who experience some form of disability. Four-fifths live in developing countries, and although they are amongst the poorest, they often find their needs ignored by local governments and aid programmes alike. The challenge ahead for the EU and its partners is to bring the spirit of the SDGs into the detail of aid programming.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an important tool for a country’s social and economic advancement. It offers an alternative educational path for youths and adults who wish to grow professionally, and at the same time provides qualified manpower needed across all sectors of the economy. 
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Alicia Martin Diaz 7 February 2014

SOCIEUX+ EU Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment is the extension (2017-2020) of SOCIEUX -EU Expertise in Social Protection- which started operations in January 2014 and is now recognised as an effective and flexible cooperation...

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In much of the developed world, most work is formal – people pay taxes and social security contributions granting them access to health care, social benefits, and legal protection to enforce their workers’ rights. But in the developing world, informal work is the norm and protecting informal sector workers’ rights – whether that’s their right to fair pay and working conditions or protection from abusive labour practices – can be difficult.
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Despite important investments, educational outcomes in South Africa still have a long way to go. From programmes targeting early-childhood development to life-skill workshops, we discussed EU involvement in the country with Arno Schaefer, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation.
Capacity4dev Team posted an Idea 3 July 2018
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9 November 2015

Our work aims at fostering improvements in the garment sector concerning environmental, labour and human rights conditions

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In March, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) organised a workshop to assess progress and share practices and challenges to eradicating child labour from cocoa production.
After years of conflict and instability, impoverished Somalia faces a daunting list of development and security challenges. This arid country is vulnerable to famine and disease, the long coastline is a haven for pirates and the militant extremist group al-Shabab remains a potent threat. But when speaking to capacity4dev.eu recently, Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed Omar Arteh said the most pressing issue of all for his country is addressing the needs of the youth.
Pierre Berman posted Information 31 January 2018

Youth employment is a core problematic both in most advanced and developing countries; and governments, local and international organization agree in making it a priority in their policies and strategies.

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