30 June 2022
Twenty-two years ago, Martha Elena Iglesias helped found a waster picker cooperative in Colombia called Planeta Verde. Over time, the cooperative has transformed how the local community views waste pickers and a sense of solidarity has developed amongst its members.
27 June 2022
20 June 2022
ILO labour intensive programme brings communities together in Iraq.
17 June 2022
The South African government has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop the social and solidarity economy in the country, with technical support from the International Labour Organization. The social and solidarity economy comprises of entities that pursue social, economic, and environmental objectives in the collective interest of their members and users. Chief Technical Adviser, Kerryn Krige explains.
15 June 2022
What motivates someone to advocate for workers’ rights? Meet Champa, head of a network of migrant domestic workers, who lives and works in Thailand.
10 June 2022
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the city of Mosul in Iraq, Akram’s parents lost their income and livelihood. Akram dropped out of school to help support his family by collecting and selling scrap metal. An ILO project has helped him return to school.
09 June 2022
In Honduras the ILO is working in the coffee supply chain to eliminate child labour and forced labour. The project is funded by the United States Department of Labor. National project officer, Alejandra Escobar explains.
06 June 2022
When war broke out in Yemen, the factory where Muhammad Taher Muhammad al-Tahri worked shut down. His job search was going nowhere, until he joined an apprenticeship programme in solar panel maintenance and installation.
26 May 2022
In Tunisia, the ILO is working to develop the social and solidarity economy, particularly for young people and women in rural areas. Projects include JEUN’ESS, funded by the European Union and FORTER'ESS funded by the government of Canada. ILO project officer, Youssef Belhassen Fennira, explains.
20 May 2022
On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.