Sharon Stone: Let’s make gender equality a reality
08 March 2023
On International Women's Day, actress and activist Sharon Stone calls for a fair, inclusive and safe future of work that fosters equal opportunity and guarantees a real gender equal society.
ILO set to implement emergency employment scheme in earthquake-damaged neighbourhoods in Aleppo, Syria
03 March 2023
A team of ILO engineers conducted an assessment in the Syrian city of Aleppo, parts of which were severely damaged by the earthquake that struck Türkiye and Syria, to identify priorities under an emergency employment scheme to help restore livelihoods and rehabilitate destroyed infrastructure.
Encouraging the use of digital technology to increase SME financial access
02 March 2023
This video introduces the PROMISE II IMPACT project that aims to strengthen the enabling environment to drive a more inclusive financial sector for SMEs, generating post-pandemic economic growth and employment opportunities.
ILO PROSPECTS in Iraq supports livelihoods and decent work for refugees, IDPs and host communities
19 February 2023
The programme includes a financial inclusion initiative to support businesses to access loans and build their financial and business skills and the development of vocational training programmes in market-relevant occupations.
We are earning an income, navigating a crisis and coming together as a farming community
08 February 2023
As Sri Lanka faces its worst economic crisis, people with existing vulnerabilities have been pushed further into poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity. With ILO support, vulnerable members of farming communities in the country’s northern province are earning an income by completing irrigation, flooding, and farmland access related maintenance work in their lands.
Entrepreneurial skills and access to finance support business development among refugees in Iraq
24 January 2023
Hishyar Bashir Sadoon is a Syrian refugee who owns a small construction business. He was recently able to expand his business under ILO’s financial inclusion initiative, targeting refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members.
Employment Intensive Approaches create decent jobs in cultural heritage development
18 January 2023
A joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project is supporting the conservation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage at the World Heritage Site of the Erbil Citadel. The ILO is applying Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) approaches to create decent jobs for around 1,000 workers. In addition, the ILO through EIIP approaches will facilitate the recognition of skills for 40 workers in three different occupations related to the conservation of historical sites. EIIP Technical Officer Bashar Elsamarneh explains.
Policy dialogue on access of refugees, internally displaced persons, and host communities to Iraq’s labour market
21 December 2022
ILO and UNHCR organised a policy dialogue to discuss the findings of a new ILO report, which examines the access of refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members to the labour market.
2022: Advancing social justice in a world in crisis
21 December 2022
As 2022 comes to a close, the ILO looks back on its efforts to promote a human-centred recovery and advance social justice during a year of many firsts.
What future of work do young people from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States hope for?
07 December 2022
Check out this video played to government, worker and employer representatives at the opening of ILO’s the Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore.
Everyone would be welcome at my shop
02 December 2022
'There should be no discrimination'. Thanakorn Suddai, a young Thai with hearing impairment, wants to open a barber shop and welcome everyone.
I have got a chance to learn like everyone else
02 December 2022
Sakkarin Rinrum, a young Thai with hearing impairment, wants to pursue a career in hairdressing. Join us on International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote youth employability and decent work for all.
The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting
28 November 2022
The Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) brings together representatives of governments, employers' and workers' organizations from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states.
Improving Workers’ Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women
25 November 2022
This video introduces the ILO-USDOL project that aims to improve the rights of workers in the rural sector in Indonesia and the Philippines especially for women workers.
Reducing Vulnerability in Lao People's Democratic Republic
23 November 2022
Noudthong Alounthong, ILO National Project Coordinator in Lao PDR, explains how the SOLAR project supports the government and civil society to promote labour rights and improve access to social security and occupational safety and health for coffee and tea workers.
How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?
16 November 2022
The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.
How did the ILO perform during the COVID-19 pandemic?
03 November 2022
This comprehensive evaluation of the ILO’s response in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic does not only show how the organization performed during the crisis but also provides the only full and objective account of this chapter in ILO’s history. The independent, high-level, evaluation documents what worked well and where challenges were faced both at the institutional and substantive response level. As such it provides analysis that will be critical to ensuring that the ILO is well positioned to meet challenges posed by future crises.
"The Global Coalition for Social Justice is a very important initiative"
13 October 2022
The Chairperson of the 346th session of the ILO Governing Body and Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations, Claudia Fuentes Julio, talks about her work as Chairperson and the issues to be discussed at the fall session of the Governing Body, in an interview with the head of the ILO's Department of Communication and Public Information, Martin Murphy.
Decent work, the foundation of social justice
07 October 2022
Decent work is productive work that delivers a fair income, rights, social protection and supports sustainable economic growth. It is a source of dignity and the foundation of peace, social justice, greater equality and is at the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. Find out more about how ILO promotes decent work.
ILO standards improve maritime workers' protection
25 September 2022
Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years. In June 2022, Member States adopted important amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - which is widely known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights”.