Fragile states and disaster response

  1. © Bill Lyons/ World Bank 2017

    Learning to run a small business in conflict and poverty-wracked Yemen

    11 October 2017

    The conflict in Yemen has robbed millions of people of their livelihoods, particularly in rural areas. A joint ILO-UNDP programme helps vulnerable youth set up their own business.

  2. Former combatants from DR Congo are rebuilding their lives thanks to entrepreneurial training

    25 September 2017

    An ILO programme offers entrepreneurial training to demobilized Congolese combatants, who were often forcibly recruited by armed groups.

  3. Guy Ryder looks back on #ILC2017

    19 June 2017

    The transition from war to peace, labour migration, the green economy, fundamental principals and rights at work....these issues and more were the topic of a live conversation with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the main conclusions of this year’s world parliament of labour, the 106th International Labour Conference.

  4. Video: In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour

    12 June 2017

    Conflicts and disasters have a devastating impact on people’s lives. They push millions of children into child labour or into the hands of traffickers. Working together, we can accelerate action to end child labour in areas affected by conflicts and disasters.

  5. Five things to know about the Committee on Employment and Decent Work for the Transition to Peace

    05 June 2017

    Azita Berar Awad, Director of the ILO's Employment Policy Department, explains why, during times of conflict and natural disaster, it's important to emphasize prevention, not only intervention.

  6. Five things to know about the Committee for Labour Migration

    02 June 2017

    Most international migrants today move for work and in the context of large movements of refugees and migrants that we see today, the governance of labour migration is more urgent than ever. This year’s committee at the 106th International Labour Conference will discuss this as well as fair recruitment in order to contribute to the UN global compacts on refugees and safe, orderly and regular migration.

  7. Syrian and Jordanian women find sweet success in training and employment project

    30 May 2017

    Flexible working hours are among the measures that can help boost employment of Syrian and Jordanian women in the sweets-making industry in Jordan.

  8. ILO online learning programme introduces Syrian refugees to their workplace rights in Jordan

    02 May 2017

    The programme is part of on-going efforts by the ILO to help formalize the work of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  9. Syria's refugees need our help, and so do the communities hosting them - ILO's Guy Ryder

    13 April 2017

    Over six years into the Syria conflict, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local communities hosting them are finding it difficult to cope with the dire economic and labour market challenges brought about by the influx of vast numbers of refugees. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visited Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley to meet first-hand some of those affected by the crisis.

  10. Employment-Intensive Investment in Jordan

    08 February 2017