Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. Guy Ryder: Refugee crisis requires global solutions including jobs

    21 March 2016

    Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, emphasized the need for policy responses to the refugee crisis that also help refugees obtain jobs and decent work. He spoke at a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.

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    Global migration crisis: The world of work must be part of the solution

    21 March 2016

    Tweets from a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.

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    Women in agriculture: Cooking their way to empowerment and visibility

    22 February 2016

    An ILO initiative in north Lebanon is training women on food preparation and marketing, to help them make a living, market excess produce, and carve a visible role for themselves in the agricultural sector.

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    Syria: Donors must help host countries meet refugee crisis

    29 January 2016

    Jobs and employment are key in the global response to the Syria refugee crisis. Ahead of a donor Conference on supporting Syria in London, ILO chief Guy Ryder visited Jordan to examine first-hand the effects of the massive refugee influx on the labour market, and to discuss employment options for refugees and the communities that host them.

  5. WESO 2016: Our World Today

    20 January 2016

    The weak growth of 2015, coupled with slowdowns in major economies, spells trouble for the world of work in over the next few years. ILO researchers Veronica Escudero and Sameer Khatiwada lay out the challenges world economies will face by 2017. (Closed Captions available)

  6. WESO 2016: Our World Tomorrow

    20 January 2016

    The world of work faces significant challenges in the coming decade, with technological shifts, population aging and struggling economies changing the way we work. ILO researchers Sameer Khatiwada and Veronica Escudero lay out the future trends of 2016 and beyond. (Closed Captions available)

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    Global unemployment projected to rise in both 2016 and 2017

    19 January 2016

    Despite falling unemployment levels in some developed economies, new ILO analysis - World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) - shows the global job crisis is not likely to end, especially in emerging economies.

  8. Sri Lankans rebuild livelihoods with new skills

    21 December 2015

    Sri Lanka's 26 year civil war not only killed thousands of people; it devastated the economy, ruining lives and destroying livelihoods. Ever since the war ended in 2009, Sri Lankans have been trying to rebuild not only their lives, but also their means of making a living. A new initiative by the ILO is helping them make that happen. (Closed Captions available)

  9. New services help Vanuatu recover from Cyclone Pam

    01 December 2015

    As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, the ILO is helping Vanuatu to rebuild stronger and greener to better prepare for future storms.

  10. How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work

    23 November 2015

    In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and as climate change exacerbates weather-related disasters around the globe, the ILO is working with local communities to make them more resilient to future storms. At the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), the ILO will advocate that the climate change and decent work agendas are mutually supportive.