Stories on work, peace and resilience
Helping women to help themselves escape poverty in Myanmar
10 June 2013
A non-profit organization set up in response to the devastation caused by cyclone Nargis employs women to run small businesses that benefit poor communities.
Back to life after the great East Japan earthquake
01 April 2013
Residents of a city devastated by the 2011 tsunami pick up the pieces, showing just how crucial jobs are in times of disaster-recovery.
Removing the barriers to inclusion
28 March 2013
People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.
Drop the gun and take a pen
21 February 2013
Countries have stepped up their efforts to fight piracy and warlordism in Somalia. The ILO has partnered with other UN agencies to address the root causes of the conflicts: chronic unemployment and a lack of prospects for youth.
Rebuilding after Typhoon Bopha
25 January 2013
When Typhoon Bopha blew through the southern Philippines, its winds blew away the livelihoods of thousands of families who farmed the thick coconut groves around their homes. While it will take nearly a decade before the trees can be harvested again, the ILO is bringing immediate emergency employment to the victims of the storm.
Rebuilding a better future in the wake of typhoon Bopha
25 January 2013
Almost two months after Typhoon Bopha slammed the Philippines, survivors are still struggling to rebuild their lives. The ILO is helping give communities new livelihood prospects, but renewed flooding has affected aid efforts.
ILO helps Sri Lanka war victims pick up the pieces
02 January 2013
Fishermen who lost their boats during Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war are back at sea. Farmers are learning to get better yields and war widows are running businesses. A look at how an ILO project is helping victims of the bitter conflict.
Palestinians in Lebanon working under precarious conditions
20 November 2012
Restrictions in Lebanon do not exclude Palestinian refugees from the labour market but lead to exploitative conditions, a new ILO-EU study says.
ILO says cooperatives key to boosting food production
16 October 2012
Agricultural cooperatives – the theme of the 2012 World Food Day – are a vehicle for decent lives and decent work, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
Building disaster-resilient communities in the Philippines
29 August 2012
Helping disaster survivors get back to work and support their families is a vital part of rebuilding lives and communities. At the same time these programmes – such as that run for survivors of Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines - can help people learn new skills, so opening up new opportunities for the future. By Minette Rimando, Information Officer, ILO Country Office in the Philippines.