24 April 2017
A group of 250 freelance women builders from La Paz and El Alto have improved their working conditions and are able to spend more time with their families by working directly with employers.
19 April 2017
A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.
12 April 2017
The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.
03 April 2017
An International Labour Organization programme benefits both businesses and workers through training that improves productivity and working conditions in Viet Nam.
02 April 2017
COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.
08 March 2017
In Nepal, women entrepreneurs are helping each other succeed by sharing business practices which not only build security and provide for their families; they can also change long-held perceptions about gender and the role of women in society.
03 March 2017
How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.
14 February 2017
How an ILO pilot project that produces biogas in two Egyptian villages is creating jobs and reducing pollution.
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.
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.