1. © Li Wenyong / World Bank 2021

    Young and female: A double “strike” for women entering the workforce

    09 February 2016

    An ILO/MasterCard Foundation study sheds new light on the challenges facing young women’s participation in the world of work.


  1. Questions and answers: On the role of skills in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    18 December 2015

  2. A new Hope back Home

    06 September 2015

    My name is Mohamud Mohamed, I was born and raised in Baidoa. When I was young I attended madrasa where I memorized Quran and learnt Arabic.

  3. © Pablo Xandri 2021

    New skills and a brighter horizon for Gaza fishermen

    18 August 2015

    An ILO training initiative gives a group of young Gaza fishermen, beleaguered by severe restrictions on movement and trade, a chance to learn new skills and increase their chances of employment.

  4. © Ishara S.Kodikara / AFP 2021

    Nepal: Rights, quake rehab plan are musts for peace and development

    07 August 2015

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, ILO News talked to Dr Mukta Singh Lama, an indigenous person from Nepal, about the post-earthquake situation and the impact of ILO Convention 169 on important rights of indigenous people.

  5. Boosting Youth Self-Employment in Somalia

    31 July 2015

    Beneficiaries of the Youth for Change (Y4C) programme share their stories in their changed lives.

  6. Nurturing life after Japan’s tsunami

    07 July 2015

    11 March 2011. The TV screen was showing live images of the tsunami as it struck Japan’s eastern coast. From what the reporter was saying, I quickly realized that the images were of my mother’s hometown, where I had spent my summer vacations as a child. I could not recognize a single thing, it was all gone. It felt like the end the world.

  7. Creating Employment Opportunities and Improving Accessibility to Markets Baidoa, Somalia

    22 June 2015

    With the support of the Government of Japan, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Community Road Empowerment (CORE) continue to promote durable solutions for Somali returnees.

  8. Skills trainings to enhance sustainable livelihoods for refugee returnees in Baidoa

    22 June 2015

    BAIDOA, Somalia: The project on ‘Durable Solutions for Somali refugee returnees through repatriation, assistance and promoting sustainable solutions’ created opportunities and provide necessary skills for self-employment to promote increased household income promoting self-reliance through economic reintegration.

  9. © ILO Arab States 2021

    Lebanese farmers pay heavy price for Syrian crisis

    25 May 2015

    The tranquillity of Lebanon's fertile north belies a brewing crisis. Just two miles from Syria and its civil war, local farmers say the conflict has been disastrous for business

  10. Decentralization of Natural Resource Management, Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony in Gardo, Puntland state of Somalia

    04 May 2015

    The natural resource management (NRM) decentralization pilot project memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism and Gardo district witnessed by the Ministry of Interior of Puntland to decentralize NRM service delivery in Puntland.

  11. Stories of “Disemployment” from Gaza

    10 March 2015

    Palestinians in Gaza tell how they lost their livelihoods due to severe damage to buildings, vehicles, machinery and other productive assets caused by the Israeli military operation during the Israel-Gaza conflict of July-August 2014. These accounts accompany the release of the ILO study “The ‘Disemployment’ impact of the 2014 Conflict in Gaza: An ILO Damage Assessment and Recovery Strategy.”

  12. © Lydie Nesvabda 2021

    Can cooperatives deliver more jobs and greater social inclusion in a changing world of work?

    18 February 2015

  13. © M. Crozet / ILO 2021

    Transforming economies

    03 February 2015

    ILO-UNCTAD book uses case studies to probe how industrial policies can transform economies to create better jobs.


  1. Local economic development framework in Puntland: in-house revolt to the statuesque

    22 December 2014

    Education and research institutions have not offered technical and management skills which enable youth to work out of unemployment. Putting education to work remains yet deeply worrying in Puntland.

  2. Skills for a brighter future

    18 December 2014

    Refugees in a camp along Thai-Myanmar border are equipped with livelihood and buisness skills for a better future.

  3. Olive festival supports Jordan host communities in face of refugee crisis

    21 November 2014

    As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.

  4. Sports for Peace and Stability in Qardo

    10 September 2014

    Qardo municipality, with the support of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG)has made huge strides in rehabilitating Qardo stadium with the aim of reducing the risk of youth being engaged in these criminal activities.

  5. Organizing young workers: The journey of a young trade union's leader

    21 August 2014

  6. After the rain: ILO assists Serbia to assess recovery needs after massive floods

    02 June 2014

    In May 2014 unprecedented rainfall over a three-day period caused massive flooding and landslides, and forced more than 30,000 from their homes. In response to the disaster, the Government of Serbia undertook a Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA), supported jointly by several international organizations, including the ILO.