Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. ILO: Political will important in addressing labour issues

    28 June 2023

    The labour sector is facing challenges such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of Artificial Intelligence. For the chief of the International Labour Organization, political will is important in addressing these issues. CNN Philippines' Tristan Nodalo interviewed ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo.

  2. ACCEL Africa Paves the Way for Change in Cote d'Ivoire's Cocoa and Gold Mining Value Chains

    27 June 2023

    The ACCEL Africa project recently concluded its capitalization workshop, marking an important milestone in its goal to accelerate action or elimination of child labour in the cocoa and artisanal gold mining value chains in Côte d'Ivoire.

  3. Recovery in Ukraine can be built on decent work and social justice

    23 June 2023

    On the occasion of the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2023, the ILO’s Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo states that "a rapid recovery is only possible if sound foundations, built on decent work and social justice, are laid now as an essential precondition for peace."

  4. Women defy gender norms, access vocational training on hard labour occupations in Ethiopia

    20 June 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners have introduced tailored courses, empowering refugee and host community members to gain professional skills and pursue meaningful careers.

  5. © Ala’a Al Sukhni / ILO 2024

    A job changed my life as a refugee

    20 June 2023

    War in Syria forced Syrian Abdel Halim al Qasir and his family to flee to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Becoming a facilitator for the ILO’s Job Search Club project and helping other refugees inside the camp find new careers and job opportunities, has given him renewed hope for his and his family’s future.

  6. Children leave work, return to school and gain access to safe spaces through ILO project in Jordan

    12 June 2023

    Through the establishment of local committees and centres across Jordan, the ILO has been addressing child labour in the country’s agricultural sector. It supported communities and families to send hundreds of Jordanians and Syrian refugee children back to school, and provided them with access to support services.

  7. 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.

  8. Social justice for rural populations means prosperity for the planet

    01 June 2023

    With almost half of the world’s population living in rural areas, rural economies can help eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring food security and creating decent jobs. To make this happen, rural areas must be revitalized – but how?

  9. ILO support to Ukraine during the war

    31 May 2023

    From the start of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the ILO, thanks to the flexibility of its donors, repurposed its ongoing programmes to respond to the challenges posed by the war.

  10. © Jules Rahman Ong / ILO 2024

    We lost our precious forest but found a way to survive

    30 May 2023

    Mining and deforestation have destroyed the Orang Asli indigenous peoples’ way of life in Peninsular Malaysia. Maimun is helping to restore her people’s connection to the land through a community organic vegetable farm that is giving them a sustainable livelihood.