All ILO Newsroom content

June 2023

  1. Video

    Rehabilitation works and decent jobs for community resilience in earthquake-damaged Aleppo

    02 June 2023

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat visited earthquake-damaged areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the ILO is implementing community infrastructure rehabilitation works, set to create hundreds of jobs.

  2. Video

    Farmer organization models and cooperatives play crucial role in agricultural sector develop in Iraq

    02 June 2023

    An event was held by partners implementing the European Union Agri-food Business Development Programme (AfBDP) in Baghdad to discuss the development of farmers’ organizations and cooperatives in Iraq and ways to strengthen their role so they can better respond to the needs of society

  3. ILO InfoStory

    Social justice for rural populations means prosperity for the planet

    01 June 2023

    With almost half of the world’s population living in rural areas, rural economies can help eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring food security and creating decent jobs. To make this happen, rural areas must be revitalized – but how?

May 2023

  1. Our impact, Their voices

    PROSPECTS Partnership joins efforts to increase employability and job opportunities in northern Lebanon

    29 May 2023

    A programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with the UNHCR and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), has helped hundreds of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to hone their skills and find jobs amid the country’s multi-level crisis.

  2. Porto Social Forum 2023

    ILO Director-General highlights the European social model as a geopolitical lever

    27 May 2023

    Speaking at the Porto Social Forum, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) commended the European Union (EU) for its leading role in promoting international labour standards and the integration of occupational safety and health conventions.

  3. © ETUC 2023

    15th ETUC Congress

    Statement by ILO Director-General to European Trade Union Confederation

    24 May 2023

    ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo highlighted the urgent need for a Global Coalition for Social Justice and the critical role of the European Trade Unions in championing workers' rights, addressing inequalities, and promoting decent work amidst global crisis and technological transformations.

  4. Video

    Maternity cash benefit for women in Kenya's informal economy - a call to action

    24 May 2023

    This video is a call to action to provide women in the informal sector in Kenya with maternity cash benefit to ensure that they are cushioned against income losses during pregnancy.

  5. Video

    Occupational Safety and Health in Ethiopia's Small & Medium Enterprises: ILO intervention & results

    17 May 2023

    This video shows how the ILO Siraye Programme helps workers to have “a safe and healthy working environment” at Berhanena Selam Printing Enterprise in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  6. Video

    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in Ethiopia's Industrial Parks - ILO intervention and results

    17 May 2023

    This short video shows the measures taken by enterprises at Bole Lemi Industrial Park in Ethiopia to ensure Occupational Safety and Health for workers with support from ILO Siraye Programme.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Life experiences help Filipino workers avoid pitfalls of migration

    17 May 2023

    Two women who have survived violence and discrimination help Overseas Filipino Workers and their families through the Migrant Worker Resource Centre.