Our impact, their stories

2016

  1. Video: Syrian refugees in Turkey train for better jobs with their host communities

    23 May 2016

    Syrian refugees and members of the host community are taking part in Turkish language courses and vocational training programmes to increase their employability. These programmes in Turkey are being implemented by local partners with support from the ILO to improve livelihoods and decent work opportunities for both communities. (Closed Captions available)

  2. Sustainable tourism: A driving force of job creation, economic growth and development

    17 May 2016

    On the eve of the T20 Ministers’ meeting in China, ILO Tourism Specialist Lucie Servoz explains how sustainable tourism can be a driving force for decent work, economic growth and sustainable development.

  3. Educated, empowered, inspired: HIV risk reduced

    16 May 2016

    A novel programme helped HIV vulnerable women in southern Africa build business to improve their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

  4. Apprenticeship programme offers escape from child labour in Jordan

    06 May 2016

    A youth apprenticeship programme launched by the International Labour Organization and the International Youth Foundation makes gains in the fight against child labour in Jordan.

  5. Direct hiring opens up new horizons in Colombia

    05 May 2016

    Workers in Colombia’s palm oil agribusiness sector have reached agreements formalizing their jobs following complex tripartite negotiations. For José Guarín, this is a chance to make his dreams come true. For the ILO, while much remains to be done in the sector, this is a good beginning.

  6. Smart phones, smart workplaces

    02 May 2016

    Almost all garment workers in Asia now own a mobile phone. The ILO’s Better Work programme is finding ways of using this technology to deliver important information.

  7. Ergonomics in China: Tackling workplace stress

    26 April 2016

    The ILO works with unions and the government in China to reduce the impact of stress and poor ergonomics on workers.

  8. © MSME staff and S.van Lieshout 2016

    Myanmar unleashes home-grown entrepreneurs

    25 April 2016

    An ILO training programme makes the founding step to help new and existing small businesses join the dramatic economic and social change sweeping the country.

  9. South Africa’s Child Support Grant: A booster for poverty reduction

    14 April 2016

    11.7 million poor children in South Africa are now covered by the social benefit which is having a positive impact on their daily lives.

  10. Vocational training changed my life

    08 April 2016

    The vocational training path has led to success for one Bangladeshi woman. Suma had been under the impression that only students weak in their studies chose vocational training. Luckily for her, a teacher with more awareness of job opportunities suggested she rethink her decision.