29 November 2016
The ILO is implementing a new project in Jordan aimed at helping Syrian construction workers obtain permits, occupational certificates and social security enrolment. The UK-funded project is part of wider efforts to help formalize the work of Syrian refugees in specific sectors in Jordan. Some of the workers explain what it means to them to be formally employed in the country.
27 October 2016
The ILO is hosting a new exhibition highlighting the challenges and opportunities that migrant workers and refugees face and the positive impact that the ILO’s decent work approach can have on their lives.
26 September 2016
Over 80 per cent of the poor in developing and emerging countries live in rural areas and nearly two-thirds of the working extreme poor are employed in agriculture.
30 July 2016
To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, here are a series of photos taken by a group of trafficking victims.
11 July 2016
The incidence of child labour in agriculture is on the rise in Lebanon, especially in the Beqaa Valley region which is host to a large number of Syrian refugees. The ILO held a funfair in the area to raise awareness amongst refugees and locals of the risks and hazards of child labour in agriculture. It included plays written and performed by child labourers and their parents, highlighting aspects of their plight and helping them relieve some of the distress they feel due to their situation. The ILO organized the event with funding from the Denmark-led Regional Protection and Development Programme, and in cooperation with Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour and the NGO Beyond Association.
24 May 2016
What would you ask the people who make your clothes? They number around sixty million worldwide – 80 per cent of them women – all employed in the global garment industry. The factories they work in provide valuable jobs that can improve livelihoods and lift communities out of poverty. Yet, poor working conditions remain a challenge across the sector.
22 April 2016
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh in 2013 took the lives of over 1,100 garment workers and highlighted the need to promote decent work in global supply chains. Working closely with the country’s government and its social partners, the ILO has played a leading role in the response to the Rana Plaza tragedy. The following photo report gives an idea about what has been achieved so far and what remains to be done.
23 March 2016
To mark World Water Day 2016, ILO headquarters in Geneva is hosting a photographic exhibition featuring images showing the relationship between water and the world of work. The exhibition will be on show throughout March and April.
08 January 2016
An ILO project prioritizes education as the main instrument to eliminate child labour in the country’s seasonal agriculture. So far, more than 1,200 children have benefitted from the project.
07 September 2015
This year’s World Day against Child Labour highlighted the key role that education can play in tackling child labour. The following stories from child labourers in Jordan show why getting children out of work and into the classroom can make a huge difference to their future.