Our impact, their stories


  1. How renewable energy could create new jobs in Egypt

    14 February 2017

    How an ILO pilot project that produces biogas in two Egyptian villages is creating jobs and reducing pollution.

  2. From brooms to books: Ranjita returns to school

    01 February 2017

    Many choose migration to escape poverty for themselves and their families. The ILO’s Work in Freedom programme reduces vulnerability to trafficking of women and girls by supporting informed migration, fair recruitment and decent work.

  3. From slave to university student

    27 January 2017

    As we mark Brazil’s National Day to Combat Forced Labour on 28 January, read the true story of Rafael Ferreira, who was forced into slavery in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso when he was 12 years old. Five years later he was rescued and is now about to start university with the help of the ILO.

  4. © Minette Rimando / ILO 2017

    Job skills build peace in the Philippines

    24 January 2017

    ILO skills training programme provides decent work opportunities to people affected by the internal conflict in southern Philippines.

  5. SCORE Training in International Supply Chains

    17 January 2017

    At the ILO International Labour Conference (ILC), constituents recognized the need to ensure global supply chains contribute to sustainable development, inclusive economic growth and decent work for all. SCORE Training is playing a part in reaching this objective.


  1. Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

    An ILO-funded Start Your Own Business training and mentorship programme brings financial independence to people with disabilities in Vanuatu.

  2. Better skills and more formal employment for Syrian refugees

    29 November 2016

    A new ILO project supporting the objectives of the London Syria conference aims to build skills and formalize employment status among Syrian refugees in Jordan’s construction and agricultural sectors, and improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.

  3. Colombia: When collective bargaining is a key ingredient of productivity

    17 November 2016

    A confection company in Colombia is the scene of an experiment in social dialogue and collective bargaining that has highlighted the importance of industrial relations focused on finding solutions. The ILO visited the Colombina factory in the Cauca Valley.

  4. On-site nurseries: Helping Jordanian mothers at work

    11 November 2016

    Better Work Jordan and local stakeholders are calling for the creation of workplace nurseries to help mothers continue their careers amid a challenging environment that prevents more women from joining the job market.

  5. Financial skills help shape a better future

    01 November 2016

    An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.