15 June 2020
Mihai Balan's small business in southern Moldova usually makes decorative souvenirs, but with the COVID-19 pandemic he shifted production to make visors for frontline health workers. Mihai Balan is a beneficiary of the ILO project "Promotion of Youth Employment", which is financed through the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account.
17 April 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak is the most severe crisis facing the world since the Second World War. It is not just a public health issue, but causing massive disruptions in the world of work. Workers’ organizations have a crucial role in combating the outbreak. Discover how...
13 May 2019
Learn more about key ILO achievements in the region from interviews with ILO staff: Director of regional office and National Coordinators from 7 countries.
28 April 2019
As the oldest specialized UN agency, the International Labour Organization celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. Exactly one hundred years ago, on 11 April 1919, the plenary session of the Paris Peace Conference accepted the draft ILO Constitution which became part of the Treaty of Versailles signed on 28 June 1919 to end World War I. This remarkable date was celebrated by a day-long series of 24 Global Live Tour events spanning four continents to mark the ILO Centenary. The ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe showcased its work in Ukraine and put beneficiaries, partners and constituents in the limelight. On 11 April, 2019 the diplomatic corps, UN organizations, constituents, students and ILO staff came together in Kyiv for a talk show to hear testimonies of how the organization is advancing the labour market in the country and to celebrate. This very special day was appropriately closed by a spectacular display of lights and festive Centenary messages illuminating the Gulliver tower in central Kyiv.
08 January 2019
As one component of the EU Programme for Local Development and Employment, this ILO implemented project seeks to foster sustainable and partnership-driven active labour market frameworks at the local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina for an increased access to formal employment, particularly in flood-affected areas.
08 January 2019
On the occasion of the ILO Centenary, in the ‘Voices from the World of Work’ series we interviewed social partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina to hear their thoughts on the organization and the Future of Work. Jelena Prohaska (Senior Researcher at the Agency for Enterprise Development), Slavica Vućić Vojnović (Chief of Labour and Employment Section, Ministry of Civil Affairs) and Saša Aćić (Director, Union of Association of Employers) shared their views.
02 July 2018
This video explains the various challenges Roma people are facing in the process of labour market inclusion. It also presents measures to reduce job discrimination and poverty among Roma with a TV broadcasting animation style. The video was meant to provide introductory information to Roma and non-Roma people who are not fully familiar with the life and challenges of Roma in Europe. It briefly explains a historical background of Roma, provides statistics regarding the employment and poverty of Roma in Europe as well as some examples related to Roma employment in the informal economy, vocational training for Roma women and business opportunities for Roma as the entrepreneurs.
02 October 2017
From a Russian retiree supplementing his pension as a freelance taxi driver, to a Greek handball player re-trained as an office clerk in Germany and a new mother working from home in the UK, here are some of the experiences of people making their way through the world of work in Europe and Central Asia.
31 August 2017
Effective Communication Trainings during Labour Inspection visits were conducted in Cherkassy, Lviv, Odessa and Kherson from 19 till 30 June, 2017. During the trainings, labour inspectors worked out techniques of effective communication with employers and workers and adapted standard communication techniques to the work of labour inspectors. They discussed key benefits of official employment for employers, workers and government and also developed strategies of cooperation with state institutions within the LI visits. The total number of the participants of the trainings were 116, including 104 labour inspectors. The trainings were conducted to strengthen the Pilot LI Campaign, held within the outcomes 3 and 4 of the ILO Project “The effectiveness of the labour inspection system and of social dialogue mechanisms is strengthened”. The overall objective of the Project is to provide support to the Government’s reform of the labour inspection system to ensure effective labour law compliance. The project addresses institutional and legal needs on the level of national labour law compliance mechanisms, namely the State Labour Service.
17 January 2017
This video presents good practices and measures to reduce job discrimination and poverty among Roma youth. This video presents existing good practices, case studies and lessons learned, as well as ILO experiences as presented by a recently published Resource Guide with the objective to increase the inclusion of Roma young people in the labour market. The Resource Guide provides information on legal instruments and approaches to discrimination, social security and decent work, skills development and the school-to-work transition. It also highlights entrepreneurship promotion and the green economy, active labour market policies and employment services, as well as the role of social partners and social dialogue in tackling Roma youth unemployment.