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Impact and people

2021

  1. Convention 190 in action: preventing harassment of workers in Japanese banks

    29 July 2021

    Labour banks (“Rokin Banks”) in Japan have been promoting workers’ access to finance for many years. They have also been in the vanguard when it comes to adopting international standards around workplace violence and harassment. Rokin Banks modelled their recent harassment guidelines directly on the ILO’s Convention 190, serving as an example and inspiration for legislation elsewhere in Japan, and for financial institutions around the world.

  2. Strong labour laws make decent work a reality

    27 July 2021

    The latest in our ILO in Action video series spotlights Georgia, where the ILO worked with the government to draft extensive amendments to its labour code and a new law on labour inspection. Without strong labour laws there can be no decent work, says Chief Technical Advisor, Cătălin Ţacu.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.