Impact and people


  1. © Victoria García / ILO 2023

    Voices: A just transition to a new, greener life

    05 June 2023

    Cristina Carro lost her job as a quarry truck driver when the coal mines in Spain shut down as part of the government's commitment to fight climate change. A government-led “just transition” project helped Cristina find a new job, restoring a dis-used mine to its natural setting.

  2. © Jules Rahman Ong / ILO 2023

    We lost our precious forest but found a way to survive

    30 May 2023

    Mining and deforestation have destroyed the Orang Asli indigenous peoples’ way of life in Peninsular Malaysia. Maimun is helping to restore her people’s connection to the land through a community organic vegetable farm that is giving them a sustainable livelihood.

  3. PROSPECTS Partnership joins efforts to increase employability and job opportunities in northern Lebanon

    29 May 2023

    A programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with the UNHCR and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), has helped hundreds of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to hone their skills and find jobs amid the country’s multi-level crisis.

  4. © Feri Latief / ILO 2023

    I help transgender women claim their rights

    17 May 2023

    Echi is a transgender woman and activist from Indonesia who has faced discrimination and stigmatization for much of her life. She has helped 75 transgender women obtain national identity cards so they can access social protection, including health care and employment insurance.

  5. Life experiences help Filipino workers avoid pitfalls of migration

    17 May 2023

    Two women who have survived violence and discrimination help Overseas Filipino Workers and their families through the Migrant Worker Resource Centre.

  6. © J. Reyes / ILO 2023

    Nurses and midwives: Overworked, underpaid, undervalued?

    12 May 2023

    In May, we recognize International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day, highlighting the important work of these healthcare professionals. However, nurses and midwives, mainly women, endure long hours and low pay. How can we enhance their working conditions and enable them to provide optimal care?

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    G7: The job ahead

    12 May 2023

    In an article ahead of the G7 Summit, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo says the G7’s support in overcoming the challenges of unequal labour markets will help to bring about action and investments in decent work for all – and help to drive shared economic growth. 

  8. First tripartite social dialogue within the fishing sector

    08 May 2023

    building decent working and in South Africa

  9. Apprenticeship programme in Uganda helps youth find decent work

    03 May 2023

    An ILO Prospect apprenticeship programme trains youth in rural environment enabling them earn a living with decent work. Watch the story of Alma Gladys, a young mother who became carpenter in Uganda.

  10. Shadia and Sahar: How decent work has changed their lives in Jordan

    01 May 2023

    An almost three-year ILO intervention across six cooperatives in Jordan has brought about tangible changes to the lives of thousands Jordanian and Syrian refugee agricultural workers in Jordan. Listen to the words of Shadia and Sahar on the matter.