Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. Two years on from the Beirut blast, how ILO helped create jobs and a safer city

    04 August 2022

    After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th 2020, the International Labour Organization mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process created decent jobs and hope for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees. The Organization continues to work with the authorities to restore livelihoods and create a safer city. Find out more: www.ilo.org/lebanon

  2. Graduation ceremony of Recognition of Prior Learning in Kenya

    03 August 2022

    In July 2022, the ILO, Base Titanium, Kenya National Qualifications Authority and Kenya National Jua Kali Federation the Authority jointly organized the very first Recognition of Prior Learning Graduation (RPL) where 62 trainees were certified.

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    From war to peace: A refugee’s journey to a new life with new skills

    13 July 2022

    Morshed Ali, 24 arrived in Turkey seven years ago after fleeing the war in Syria. He had to learn a new language, new skills and adapt to life in a foreign country. Yet he overcame the odds and graduated as an architect four years later.

  4. Recognition of Prior Learning turns a new leaf in the careers of Kenyan workers

    06 July 2022

    In July, 62 workers from Tanazania graduated through the ILO supported Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme, one of the first ceremonies in the country.

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    War in Sri Lanka took everything but I made a new start

    06 July 2022

    Displaced by Sri Lanka’s civil war, Veronica Rosani Susilkumar is making a new life for herself and her family as a groundnut farmer.

  6. Gaining momentum – impact of ILO PROSPECTS activities in Uganda

    05 July 2022

    The Global Programme team members of ILO PROSPECTS share their first hand experience after witnessing the impact of ILO PROSPECTS programme activities in Uganda and acknowledge the team's efforts.

  7. Launch of the ITEF Platform: a private sector initiative supported by the ACCEL Africa project to strengthen the engagement and efforts in the fight against child labour and forced labour in Côte d’Ivoire.

    25 June 2022

    The ITEF platform aims to advocate with public authorities on the expectations of the private sector and contribute to the reporting system, particularly in the context of the ILO standards. The purpose is to position Côte d'Ivoire as a responsible sourcing destination by improving its long-term access to global markets.

  8. He is from Syria and I am from Iraq. But we work together like brothers

    20 June 2022

    ILO labour intensive programme brings communities together in Iraq.

  9. Fight against child labour is at a crossroads

    10 June 2022

    In his statement for World Day Against Child Labour 2022, International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, warns the choices made by governments now will make or break the lives of millions of children. He says social protection is one of the most powerful measures to prevent child labour, providing families with income security in difficult times.

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    An apprenticeship changed my life

    06 June 2022

    When war broke out in Yemen, the factory where Muhammad Taher Muhammad al-Tahri worked shut down. His job search was going nowhere, until he joined an apprenticeship programme in solar panel maintenance and installation.