Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. © ILO 2023

    Highlights of the 344th session of the ILO Governing Body

    30 March 2022

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization concluded on 25 March. ILO News discussed the key elements with Dimitrina Dimitrova, Deputy Director of the ILO’s Official Meetings, Documentation and Relations Department.

  2. Gender equality in the world of work in crisis and fragile settings

    21 March 2022

    Gender inequality is often aggravated by conflicts, disasters and climate change. To support world-of-work stakeholders in ensuring gender responsiveness in their work, the ILO has published a guide on “Gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of work in fragile, conflict and disaster settings”.

  3. © Aurel Obreja / UN Women 2023

    ILO Director-General condemns the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

    03 March 2022

    "The ILO’s duty is to stand in solidarity with the government, workers, and employers of Ukraine and to join with the rest of the United Nations system in providing all possible assistance to them," says the ILO Director-General.

  4. Enhancing Durable Solutions - The Nexus and Forced Displacement

    03 March 2022

    ILO's Chief Technical Adviser for PROSPECTS in the Arab States region, Shaza Al Jondi, joins other specialists from UN agencies and NGOs to explore the relationship between forced displacement and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus (HDPN) approach, highlighting good practice examples, key challenges and emerging opportunities.

  5. © Arkaan Muafi Putra Harahap 2023

    New skills helped my business recover from pandemic

    22 February 2022

    Juanda Badaru, who lives with a disability, saw his small business income halved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then his business expanded after he took entrepreneurship and small boat engine maintenance training.

  6. ILO Director-General’s message for World Day of Social Justice 2022

    18 February 2022

    On the occasion of World Day of Social Justice 2022, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says international community has a rare chance that must not be missed to shape a recovery from COVID-19 that delivers social justice for people and protects the planet we all depend on.

  7. Supporting employment and vocational training for Syrian refugees and host communities

    10 February 2022

    An ILO project financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, through KfW Development Bank provides skills through vocational training for Syrian refugees and Jordanians in host communities.

  8. Prospects for responding to forced displacement in Lebanon

    04 February 2022

    ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Shaza Al Jondi, speaks from Lebanon about the Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS), which aims to help forcibly displaced persons and their host communities tackle the challenges caused by displacement. Together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank, the project will run until 2023.

  9. ILO PROSPECTS: teaching life skills through football and women setting a new social norm in Egypt

    31 January 2022

    Soft skills enable youth to find decent employment and makes them resilient to economic shocks.

  10. © Denda Sukatni Wati 2023

    Reviving Indonesia’s local tourism industry with community ecotourism

    11 January 2022

    The ILO’s ecotourism training, as part of the UN joint programme, helps local tourism in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to rise in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.