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Impact and people

2021

  1. The Global Informal Workforce: Priorities for Inclusive Growth

    23 July 2021

    More than 60 per cent of the world’s adult labour force, or about 2 billion workers, operate in the informal economy. Watch IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discuss ways to tackle the issue.

  2. Mobile station brings training closer to farm workers in Jordan

    15 July 2021

    An ILO-supported mobile station is bringing training sessions to farm workers at their place of work and helping them apply their taught skills on the job, in various occupations, such as grafting and pruning.

  3. Cooperatives promote decent work in Jordan

    15 July 2021

    A new initiative by the ILO is supporting cooperatives to expand their role and provide career guidance and job placement services to workers in Jordan's agricultural sector.

  4. Qatar's leading transport company holds first joint committee elections to promote workplace cooperation

    15 July 2021

    Mowasalat, Qatar’s leading public transport provider with over 6,000 employees, organized its first ever Joint Committee election in a bid to continuously improve relations between workers and management.

  5. Missed schooling opportunities spur Iman to reach new learning milestones

    14 July 2021

    A multi-agency programme has provided hundreds of vulnerable Yemenis with life skills, financial literacy, theoretical instruction and on-the-job training, providing them with the means to secure a sustainable income.

  6. Skills training: Tayaba Khanam Era's testimony

    13 July 2021

    Tayaba Khanam Era learned from one of her friends that Khulna Mahila Polytechnic Institute was offering skills courses with support from the ILO’s European Union-funded Skills 21 project. Era chose a graphic design course, which was something she had always dreamed about.

  7. Making a new wave

    30 June 2021

    The growing demand for sea cucumber has paid dividends for Rasakulam and his community, but this burgeoning industry wouldn’t be where it is without some backing.

  8. ILO employment-intensive interventions promote decent work in Iraq

    29 June 2021

    In Dohuk, Iraq, the ILO and local authorities have launched employment-intensive interventions in water irrigation and waste management. The schemes support decent employment for Syrian refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members. The majority of participants are women.

  9. Lebanese and Syrian entrepreneurs showcase creativity during business plan competition

    24 June 2021

    The winners of the competition will benefit from seed funding and coaching by the ILO for a period of six months that will help them set up their own businesses.

  10. ILO trains entrepreneurs on its business management training programme in Iraq

    24 June 2021

    The training targets young internally displaced people, refugees and host community members looking to start their businesses, or existing businesses wanting to develop and grow their enterprises.