Inspiring farmers to eliminate child labour from lower tiers of the cotton supply chain in Pakistan
27 April 2022
A cotton grower in Bahawalpur District of Pakistan promises that from now on, no child will work in his fields again. The ILO developed this testimonial under its project “Promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in the Cotton Supply Chain”, funded by INDITEX.
Madagascar trains task force on occupational safety and health
26 April 2022
With the support of the ILO Vision Zero Fund (VZF), the government of Madagascar has trained hundreds of its labour inspectors on occupational safety and health. Project officer, Bernard Foe Andegue explains.
Tunisia adapts to climate change through local development
22 April 2022
In Tunisia the ILO is working with local municipal governments to promote employment through the development of infrastructure, which is resilient and adaptive to climate change. Jad Boubaker, Chief Technical Advisor of the European Union-financed project "Pilot Initiative for Integrated Local Development" (IPDLI), explains.
ILO and PROSPECTS delegation visit projects that promote decent work in Iraq
15 April 2022
Visit included meeting workers, youth and trade union representatives in Dohuk.
6,000 years of history brought back to life
12 April 2022
The historic Erbil Citadel in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq dates back at least 6,000 years. The ILO joined forces with the EU, UNESCO and local partners to preserve national heritage, while promoting decent work for residents and Syrian refugees through labour-intensive approaches. ILO’s Deputy Regional Director for Arab States recently visited the site to inspect ongoing renovation works.
Jump-start a healthier and greener recovery
07 April 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the multiple links between public health and the environment. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.
We promote responsible business conduct in Latin America and the Carribean
04 April 2022
ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Olga Orozco, speaks from Peru about the Responsible Business Conduct project in Latin America and the Caribbean (RBCLAC), which aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU and in Latin America and the Caribbean. Funded by the European Union and implemented in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Office of the High Commissioner of The United Nations for Human Rights (OHCHR), the project will run until the end of 2022.
Business coaching programme for transgender entrepreneurs
04 April 2022
The ILO business coaching programme has reached 394 transgender entrepreneurs from eight transgender community organizations in five cities in Indonesia for three years from 2018-2021. Around 65 percent of participants in the last two-year interventions (2020-2021) have witnessed an average increase of 178 percent of their business incomes.
Transgender entrepreneurs survive the pandemic with business coaching
04 April 2022
These series of videos feature the business journeys of three transgender entrepreneurs who have improved their business skills and knowledge after participating at the ILO’s business coaching programmes involving eight transgender community organizations in five cities in Indonesia held from 2018-2021.
How to combine better income and food security
31 March 2022
Fabrice Leclerq, Chief Technical Advisor of an ILO project in Haiti explains how it aims to improve the living conditions of 1000 small producers, half of which are women, by using two products growing abundantly on the island: cocoa and breadfruit.
ILO’s OSH Projects in Indonesia
28 March 2022
The video documents eight projects under ILO Jakarta office focusing and dealing with occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. The video also highlights the importance of OSH in various industrial sectors to sustain businesses and protect workers, particularly during the pandemic COVID-19 pandemic.
ILO Director-General elect: We need social and political cohesion in our world today
25 March 2022
Interviewed after his election on 25 march 2022, ILO Director-General Gilbert Houngbo highlights the need to ensure that economic progress is equitably distributed among the different segments of society. The ILO Governing Body has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General, who will take office in October 2022.
Princess Sarah Culberson: Invest in the care economy for a better gender equal world
11 March 2022
In celebrating International Women's Week, author, humanitarian and global public speaker, Princess Sarah Culberson of Sierra Leone, joins the ILO to call on countries to invest in the care economy and transformative policies to shape a better future and achieve the SDGs in 2030.
What works to eliminate gender inequality in the Asian garment sector?
07 March 2022
ILO asked industry stakeholders to share their experiences of what works to bring about lasting change.
Raising awareness of harassment, violence and HIV/AIDS vulnerability in the maritime sector
15 February 2022
The video documents a training series aimed at improving equity in accessing maritime education and employment for under-represented groups as well as promoting social inclusion at the maritime workplace.
Prospects for responding to forced displacement in Lebanon
04 February 2022
ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Shaza Al Jondi, speaks from Lebanon about the Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS), which aims to help forcibly displaced persons and their host communities tackle the challenges caused by displacement. Together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank, the project will run until 2023.
Winning videos of ILO’s One-Minute Video Competition on OSH
03 February 2022
Fatmawati, a student from Gresik, East Java, won first place in the one-minute video competition (Kompetisi Video Semenit/KOVID). The second one is Ganjar Jatmika Sukanda, a junior school teacher from Ciamis, West Java. And the third one is Belgi Apriliandy, a student from Yogyakarta.
ILO World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO): Trends 2022 – The report in short
17 January 2022
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have significant effects on global labour markets, the ILO warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, and highlights stark differences in the impact the crisis is having across groups of workers and countries.
Digital platform workers talk about their experience
12 January 2022
Find out about the world of digital labour platforms and the people who work on them, via our interactive map.
Our objective is to improve the job prospects of young people
05 January 2022
ILO Chief Technical Advisor, David Andrevon, speaks from Tunis about the ACJEMP project, which is improving the access of youth to the job market through coaching and training. The project is funded by the French Development Agency and aims to support 20,000 young women and men in Tunisia by 2023.