Rehabilitation works and decent jobs for community resilience in earthquake-damaged Aleppo
02 June 2023
ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat visited earthquake-damaged areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the ILO is implementing community infrastructure rehabilitation works, set to create hundreds of jobs.
Farmer organization models and cooperatives play crucial role in agricultural sector develop in Iraq
02 June 2023
An event was held by partners implementing the European Union Agri-food Business Development Programme (AfBDP) in Baghdad to discuss the development of farmers’ organizations and cooperatives in Iraq and ways to strengthen their role so they can better respond to the needs of society
Video of Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China Project Phase 1
22 May 2023
Celebrating green jobs and decent work in Jordan on International Labour Day
01 May 2023
ILO project in Jordan celebrates "cocoon" method for sustainable & affordable tree planting in National Afforestation Plan
Supporting green economic development in Thailand
11 April 2023
Wasana Sittirin, ILO consultant for the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) in Thailand, explains how the project is providing support to the country in their shift towards a greener economy.
ILO supports crisis-hit Sri Lankan fishers
02 April 2023
Vulnerable members of Sri Lanka’s fisher communities in the country’s northern province are gaining much-needed income at a time of economic crisis.
Sharon Stone: Let’s make gender equality a reality
08 March 2023
On International Women's Day, actress and activist Sharon Stone calls for a fair, inclusive and safe future of work that fosters equal opportunity and guarantees a real gender equal society.
ILO set to implement emergency employment scheme in earthquake-damaged neighbourhoods in Aleppo, Syria
03 March 2023
A team of ILO engineers conducted an assessment in the Syrian city of Aleppo, parts of which were severely damaged by the earthquake that struck Türkiye and Syria, to identify priorities under an emergency employment scheme to help restore livelihoods and rehabilitate destroyed infrastructure.
Encouraging the use of digital technology to increase SME financial access
02 March 2023
This video introduces the PROMISE II IMPACT project that aims to strengthen the enabling environment to drive a more inclusive financial sector for SMEs, generating post-pandemic economic growth and employment opportunities.
ILO PROSPECTS in Iraq supports livelihoods and decent work for refugees, IDPs and host communities
19 February 2023
The programme includes a financial inclusion initiative to support businesses to access loans and build their financial and business skills and the development of vocational training programmes in market-relevant occupations.
We are earning an income, navigating a crisis and coming together as a farming community
08 February 2023
As Sri Lanka faces its worst economic crisis, people with existing vulnerabilities have been pushed further into poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity. With ILO support, vulnerable members of farming communities in the country’s northern province are earning an income by completing irrigation, flooding, and farmland access related maintenance work in their lands.
Entrepreneurial skills and access to finance support business development among refugees in Iraq
24 January 2023
Hishyar Bashir Sadoon is a Syrian refugee who owns a small construction business. He was recently able to expand his business under ILO’s financial inclusion initiative, targeting refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members.
Employment Intensive Approaches create decent jobs in cultural heritage development
18 January 2023
A joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project is supporting the conservation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage at the World Heritage Site of the Erbil Citadel. The ILO is applying Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) approaches to create decent jobs for around 1,000 workers. In addition, the ILO through EIIP approaches will facilitate the recognition of skills for 40 workers in three different occupations related to the conservation of historical sites. EIIP Technical Officer Bashar Elsamarneh explains.
10 Years Roads for Development (R4D) in Timor-Leste (2012-2022)
30 December 2022
Improving rural roads access was considered as one of the key conditions for rural social and economic development. Recognizing its importance, the ILO provided technical assistance to the Government of Timor-Leste for implementation of Road for Development (R4D).
Policy dialogue on access of refugees, internally displaced persons, and host communities to Iraq’s labour market
21 December 2022
ILO and UNHCR organised a policy dialogue to discuss the findings of a new ILO report, which examines the access of refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members to the labour market.
2022: Advancing social justice in a world in crisis
21 December 2022
As 2022 comes to a close, the ILO looks back on its efforts to promote a human-centred recovery and advance social justice during a year of many firsts.
What future of work do young people from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States hope for?
07 December 2022
Check out this video played to government, worker and employer representatives at the opening of ILO’s the Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore.
Everyone would be welcome at my shop
02 December 2022
'There should be no discrimination'. Thanakorn Suddai, a young Thai with hearing impairment, wants to open a barber shop and welcome everyone.
I have got a chance to learn like everyone else
02 December 2022
Sakkarin Rinrum, a young Thai with hearing impairment, wants to pursue a career in hairdressing. Join us on International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote youth employability and decent work for all.
The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting
28 November 2022
The Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) brings together representatives of governments, employers' and workers' organizations from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states.