HIV and Social protection
07 July 2014
For the first time, leading insurance firms in Sri Lanka will cover HIV-related medical costs. The move – spearheaded by the ILO – means increased access to treatment and a better quality of life for HIV-positive patients and their families.
02 July 2014
Italian companies are increasingly turning to Albanian migrant workers who are going back home to work at their call centres. An EU-funded ILO project is helping employment centres in Albania to modernize and to assist migrant workers looking for a new job.
24 June 2014
The ILO is helping women in Somaliland develop successful enterprises by providing them with the right skills.
06 May 2014
A communications campaign to enrol more domestic workers in Paraguay with social security is showing the first signs of success.
Worst forms of child labour
30 April 2014
The ILO and the EU join forces in an innovative project which uses education to help kids build new lives.
Tackling child labour in Pakistan
28 April 2014
Rubina’s story was told by representatives of the Punjab Literacy Department attending the South Asia Labour Conference recently held in Lahore. They were there to emphasize the close links between literacy, education, skills, employment and income.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
24 April 2014
An ILO report shows that while chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment.
04 April 2014
An ILO project in Zimbabwe is helping improve the quality of apprenticeships in the informal economy. The programme helps young people, particularly those living with disability, find decent work and escape the vicious circle of marginalization and poverty.
Disability and work
31 March 2014
Employing people with disabilities – a huge and largely overlooked market segment – makes a lot of sense for companies. But that requires overcoming a fear of the unknown and looking at abilities rather than disabilities.
24 March 2014
Jobs are the top priority for many of those whose livelihoods were shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The situation is particularly challenging for women who lost their husbands and became head of household overnight.