17 February 2014
Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.
10 June 2013
A non-profit organization set up in response to the devastation caused by cyclone Nargis employs women to run small businesses that benefit poor communities.
03 June 2013
The Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, Ms. Amina Mohammed, aims to involve unions in the planning and implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda objectives. In this interview with the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), she expresses her views on the ILO decent work agenda and the role of international labour standards and social dialogue.
10 April 2012
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has seen more than its share of both natural and man-made disasters. In a country like Haiti, microfinance not only helps to create jobs and income, but becomes a relief and survival strategy after disaster. Sarah Bel, Information Officer for the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, reports on how public-private partnerships play an important role to scale up quality and affordable insurance products for low-income workers.
20 March 2009
When the first signs of financial trouble emerged in the industrialized world, predictions were that the “decoupling effect” would insulate the developing world from the crisis. Today, the economic crisis is clearly global and no country is immune. In Brazil, one key measure has been extending a successful cash-transfer programme – Bolsa Familia – to a larger number of poor families. Bolsa Familia was discussed at recent a special session of the ILO Governing Body.