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Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. Q&A with Corinne Vargha on the launch of the 2021 CEACR Report

    25 February 2021

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is one of the key elements of the ILO’s supervisory system for International Labour Standards. It is an independent body composed of 20 high-level legal experts, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO Member States. It has just published its annual report. ILO News discussed the main findings with Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department.

  2. Peace and resilience through decent work

    04 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the vulnerability of states that were already suffering from disaster and conflict. Even before this global health crisis, many were experiencing high rates of unemployment and poverty, leading to increased risk of social unrest.

  3. Course: Making finance work for refugees, IDPs and host communities

    29 January 2021

    The new training course “Making finance work for refugees, IDPs and host communities” is targeting managers of financial services providers FSPs that currently serve or consider serving refugees and host communities with financial services.

  4. Construction: Building blocks to recovery after crisis

    28 January 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the construction sector, which is sensitive to economic cycles. Yet, construction holds much potential to stimulate recovery, thanks to its potential to create jobs. Recovery measures can support the sector’s transformation towards sustainability and digitalization.

  5. © Seng Mai / Photo Doc 2021

    Child labour in Myanmar’s jade mines is a deadly gamble

    21 January 2021

    Min Min is 13 and scavenges for scraps of jade stone in northern Myanmar, “the land of jade”. It’s a hazardous undertaking. In 2020 nearly 200 people died from a mudslide at a nearby mining site. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  6. © Juliano Bacelar 2021

    Diversity is the best ingredient

    18 January 2021

    The Argentinian celebrity chef, Paola Carosella, explains why she joined the ILO’s “Kitchen and Voice” project, which helps marginalized and vulnerable people in Brazil find work in the hospitality sector.

  7. © Abdel Hameed Al Nasier 2021

    A refugee mother determined to provide despite COVID-19

    12 January 2021

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workers' hours were reduced at the farm in Jordan where Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad lives and works. Resourceful and determined, she found alternative ways to earn money to buy milk for her baby daughter. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  8. Video: Impact of COVID-19 on youth in Lebanon

    17 December 2020

    In 2019, the ILO supported a group of Syrian refugee and Lebanese youth to establish income generating activities to promote entrepreneurship and self-reliance among vulnerable groups. COVID-19 has created economic challenges to these youth, many of whom are now trying to find ways to adapt to the new ways of work.

  9. Volunteering reached new heights in March and April 2020

    05 December 2020

    In normal times, a billion people volunteer their time and energy each year, providing unpaid help to others. Has the COVID-19 pandemic led to even more volunteering worldwide?

  10. How disability affects labour market outcomes

    03 December 2020

    People with disabilities make up 15 per cent of the global population. Yet, they are far from adequately represented in labour markets around the world.