Our impact, their stories

2016

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. © 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. On the fire safety frontline: Lessons from Bangladeshi fire fighters

    01 April 2016

    As Occupational Safety and Health Day approaches, on 28 April, Bangladeshi fire fighters have a message for all factory owners.

  8. The scourge of rural Madagascar: Child labour in domestic work

    30 March 2016

    An ILO study in rural areas of Madagascar sheds light on the main causes leading to child labour

  9. © ILO/Khalil Al Jermi 2016

    Irrigation projects aim to ease strain of Syria refugee crisis in Jordan

    25 March 2016

    A labour-intensive ILO initiative to develop water catchment and drip irrigation systems is playing a pivotal role in creating decent work opportunities in northern Jordan.

  10. Video: Water and jobs for Tunisia

    23 March 2016

    In Kesra, Tunisia, an ILO programme to support the development of disadvantaged areas is stimulating local economic activity. Thanks to a new irrigation system built using a labour-intensive approach, water resources are better managed, the production of figs and other crops has increased, and new jobs have been created in the region. (Closed Captions available)