Our impact, their stories

2016

  1. “We should never get used to child labour”

    17 June 2016

    Artists from the West African country travelled to the International Labour Conference in Geneva to remind everyone that child labour is still a reality that needs to be fought.

  2. Breaking the cycle of poverty in Tunisia

    14 June 2016

    The terrorist attacks in Tunisia in recent years have driven away tourists, exacerbating unemployment, especially among young people. This, in a country already experiencing deep inequalities and underprivileged regions that saw the Tunisian revolution take root. ILO reports from a country undergoing transformation.

  3. Video: The road to eliminating child labour in Zambia

    08 June 2016

    In Zambia, the ILO’s ARISE programme is fighting to reduce child labour through education and training. The programme is helping to eliminate child labour in supply chains by addressing the economic and social factors that encourage small producers to employ children in hazardous work.

  4. “Step out of the shadow!”: How cartoons support a campaign to formalize the Kyrgyz economy

    06 June 2016

    Last year, the International Labour Conference adopted the Recommendation concerning the transition from the informal to the formal economy (No.204). An innovative project in Kyrgyzstan shows how this transition can be facilitated in practice.

  5. Diversity brings prosperity in Northern Sri Lanka

    01 June 2016

    The ILO and Australian government are working to reduce vulnerability and strengthen market networks for Sri Lankan smallholders.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.