Features

2014

  1. Labour migration and Entrepreneurship

    Skills for a brighter future

    18 December 2014

    Refugees in a camp along Thai-Myanmar border are equipped with livelihood and buisness skills for a better future.

  2. Indonesia

    Taking tourism beyond natural beauty

    11 December 2014

    The ILO’s JOY project is changing residents’ lives in Nongkojajar, East Java and transforming the once quiet town into an agrotourism destination.

  3. © Aamir Qureshi / AFP 2014

    Labour migration and remittances

    Helping migrants make the most of their money

    11 December 2014

    Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.

  4. © Gent Shkullaku / AFP 2014

    Labour migration

    Restoring hope to Albania’s unemployed youth

    10 December 2014

    Many young Albanian workers are returning home after losing their jobs abroad due to the economic crisis. For many of them, re-entering the local labour market is a daunting task. An ILO-UNDP project helped them address that challenge.

  5. Local economic development

    Olive festival supports Jordan host communities in face of refugee crisis

    21 November 2014

    As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.

  6. © Issa Yusuf / AFP 2014

    Tanzania

    One-stop job centre makes it easier for workers and employers to connect

    13 November 2014

    With help from the ILO, an employment agency in Dar Es Salaam goes digital and makes the job search easier.

  7. © Peter Caton 2014

    Labour rights

    Cambodia takes first crucial step towards protecting entertainment workers

    10 November 2014

    New ground-breaking regulation for entertainment workers in Cambodia marks the first attempt in the region to reduce widespread stigma and discrimination in the sector.

  8. After Haiyan

    The Philippines builds back better, greener, stronger

    07 November 2014

    Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, in what was reportedly the country’s worst-ever natural disaster. More than 8,000 people lost their lives and over 14 million inhabitants, including 5.9 million workers, were affected. ILO emergency employment programmes were in place by December in the areas that were hardest hit. Special multimedia report from the Philippines a year after the storm.

  9. Migrant Workers

    Playing for equality

    06 November 2014

    A cricket tournament highlights issues affecting migrant workers in Lebanon - and hits out at discrimination to bring communities together.

  10. Child labour

    Dancing together against child labour

    03 November 2014

    An up-and-coming hip-hop dance group, The Zoo Thailand, put their talent to good use and joined the ILO in its campaign to end child labour.