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Impact and people

2022

  1. © Esneyder Gutiérrez Cardona 2022

    Voices: Our cooperative has dignified the work of waste pickers

    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.

  2. Building a safe business

    27 June 2022

  3. He is from Syria and I am from Iraq. But we work together like brothers

    20 June 2022

    ILO labour intensive programme brings communities together in Iraq.

  4. ILO in Action: South Africa develops its social and solidarity economy

    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.

  5. © Chalinee Thirasupa / ILO 2022

    Voices: Domestic workers need social protection too

    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.

  6. © Yasir Ahmad Salim 2022

    Voices: I had to stop school and go to work because of COVID-19

    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.

  7. ILO in Action: Coffee production that is free of child labour in Honduras

    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.

  8. © ILO 2022

    Voices: An apprenticeship changed my life

    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.

  9. ILO in Action: Tunisia develops its social and solidarity economy

    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.

  10. © ILO 2022

    Voices: How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    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.