News items

2021

  1. Q&A on the ProAgro Ethiopia project

    06 December 2021

    In this Questions and Answers section, Ruchika Bahl, Chief Technical Adviser of the project, gives a brief overview of the initiative, the approach adopted and expected results.

  2. ILO announces the winner of the 3rd ILO Skills Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour in Africa

    15 November 2021

    The winner of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call has been announced, and the USD 30,000 prize has gone to a youth entrepreneurship network in Comoros.

  3. ILO announces winners of the 2nd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on e-formality and skills development

    10 November 2021

    Winning proposals offer innovative solutions for labour formalization in Latin America and the Caribbean through new technologies and skills development.

  4. Survey shows SMEs still struggling 18 months into the pandemic

    09 November 2021

    ILO SCORE programme conducted a survey that gathered inputs from over 800 enterprises in 8 countries to help identify the key challenges and needs for enterprises 18 months into the pandemic. Results paint a grim picture.

  5. Announcing the finalists of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour in Africa

    27 October 2021

    The finalists will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of experts during a virtual pitch event.

  6. ILO launches new online database on employment policies and strategies to promote an inclusive job-rich recovery

    19 October 2021

    The online platform will serve as a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.

  7. Finalists of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour to be announced on 27 October

    15 October 2021

    The finalists will move on to the next stage of the evaluation process and will be invited to present their ideas to an independent panel of judges.

  8. Announcing the 2nd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call finalists

    13 October 2021

    The finalists will have the opportunity to present their projects during a live-streamed event on 4 November 2021.

  9. ILO Skills Innovation Network evolves as a place for peer learning and inspiration

    28 September 2021

  10. ILO and Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET) sign an agreement to promote skills and lifelong learning

    23 September 2021

    The Letter of Understanding between the two organizations aims to promote skills and lifelong learning for all workers throughout their working lives.

  11. The Argentine Ministry of Productive Development publishes an interview with ILO’s Valeria Esquivel

    21 September 2021

  12. The ILO joins the Global Alliance for Care

    21 September 2021

  13. Building Partnerships on the Future of Work

    20 September 2021

    A brochure about the EU-ILO project “Building Partnerships on the Future of Work”.

  14. 120 informal sector entrepreneurs in south Santo (Vanuatu) access business and technical training

    31 August 2021

    Since 2020, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) economic empowerment work in Vanuatu has been amplified by the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project. With the support from the project, the Vanuatu team has been able to extend its reach and to fund seeds and agricultural tools distribution.

  15. ILO Skills Innovation Network is expanding its reach

    27 July 2021

    The Network is driven by a selected group of top innovators who submitted the best applications to the 1st Call and is open to all applicants from the past and future Calls and wider stakeholders.

  16. Tonga’s first ever tapa trade show to commence in August

    22 July 2021

    The newly-formed Tonga National Tapa-making Workers' Association [TNTWA] plans to inaugurate the association with the country’s first-ever Tapa Trade Show. Organized in partnership with the Tonga Public Service Association, TNTWA was formed through the support of the UN’s Informal Economies Recovery Project. The trade show is expected to be the first of an annual quarterly calendar, aimed at boosting members’ income flow.

  17. 19 local business trainers in Fiji introduced to ILO’s Community Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) tools

    22 July 2021

    In an effort to strengthen Business Development Services (BDS) in Fiji, the ILO organised and delivered a Training of Facilitators (ToF) on 1st June 2021.

  18. Informal sector workers in Vanuatu to have a voice

    22 July 2021

    An initiative led by the Vanuatu Association of Public Employees Trade Union (VAPSE) and the Vanuatu National Workers Union (VNWU), aims to formalise existing informal sector associations, particularly those in the creative and agriculture sectors, on Santo and the Northern Provinces of Vanuatu.

  19. EU-STREIT PNG takes a step forward in empowering rural communities to secure farmers’ access to agricultural markets

    11 July 2021

    Led by ILO, the road and infrastructure component of the EU-STREIT PNG is focused on upgrading roads, bridges, jetties and airstrips. This effort aims to help create an enabling environment for farmers to increase their income and profit with opportunities to participate in value-added markets to become agripreneurs under the three value chains supported by the Programme

  20. Supporting the development of the National Employment Policy in Tonga, aiming at inclusive structural transformation and environmental sustainability

    29 June 2021

    The purpose of the seminar was to help government and social partners to understand the requirements for the development and implementation of a high-quality gender-responsive policy based on relevant information and analysis for review and adoption by the respective key authorities.