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  1. © Seng Mai / Photo Doc 2022

    Child labour in Myanmar’s jade mines is a deadly gamble

    08 April 2022

    More than 160 million children are still in child labour around the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to reverse years of progress, the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour will be taking place in Durban, South Africa, 15–20 May. More than 4,000 delegates will discuss good practices, identify gaps and the urgent measures that are needed to help children like Min Min, who works in Myanmar’s jade mines.

  2. ILO in Action: 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.

  3. ILO in Action in Haiti: 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.

  4. © Ion Buga 2022

    Voices: Give people with disabilities a chance to work

    17 March 2022

    Despite years of study, it was difficult for Elena Epuri to find a job. Elena has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to help with her mobility. Becoming a mother motivated her to continue her job search and two years ago she was hired by a company that actively seeks to recruit people with disabilities.

  5. ILO supports rural women in Basra to develop their skills in the date sector

    07 March 2022

    An ILO capacity building training programme for rural women in Basra seeks to foster skills, entrepreneurship and decent employment in the field of agriculture, funded by the European Union.

  6. © Lalima Production 2022

    I want to be a leader for Gambian youth

    04 March 2022

    At the age of 22, Sainabou Jammeh is one of the first women in The Gambia to be managing Director of a construction company. She co-founded the company after participating in the ILO’s Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

  7. Better Work partners with Sri Lankan garment industry stakeholders

    25 February 2022

    The ILO and IFC’s Better Work programme is launching an ambitious industry-level intervention in Sri Lanka, with the support of the European Union. The shared goal is to strengthen the apparel industry recovering from the pandemic and work toward a future of increased resilience, efficiency, and sustainability.

  8. Digitally and financially empowered MSMEs in Uruguay – Lesson learnt from a successful collaboration with ANDE during the COVID-19 pandemic

    25 February 2022

    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the main sources of employment worldwide. However, access to adequate financial services is a key challenge to their development. The ILO believes that financial education is one path to support MSMEs. Our collaboration with ANDE aims to strengthen the financial knowledge and capacities of entrepreneurs in Uruguay.

  9. © Arkaan Muafi Putra Harahap 2022

    New skills helped my business recover from pandemic

    22 February 2022

    Juanda Badaru, who lives with a disability, saw his small business income halved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then his business expanded after he took entrepreneurship and small boat engine maintenance training.

  10. © Better Work 2022

    Helping Women Workers Manage Cultural and Professional Barriers in Pakistan

    14 February 2022

    Female labour force participation in urban Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. In a new training, home-based women workers learn financial literacy, and perhaps most importantly, self-advocacy.