Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. © 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.

  4. PROSPECTS Partnership joins efforts to increase employability and job opportunities in northern Lebanon

    29 May 2023

    A programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with the UNHCR and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), has helped hundreds of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to hone their skills and find jobs amid the country’s multi-level crisis.

  5. Maternity cash benefit for women in Kenya's informal economy - a call to action

    24 May 2023

    This video is a call to action to provide women in the informal sector in Kenya with maternity cash benefit to ensure that they are cushioned against income losses during pregnancy.

  6. © Feri Latief / ILO 2024

    I help transgender women claim their rights

    17 May 2023

    Echi is a transgender woman and activist from Indonesia who has faced discrimination and stigmatization for much of her life. She has helped 75 transgender women obtain national identity cards so they can access social protection, including health care and employment insurance.

  7. Refugee and host community youth call for more than a ‘seat at the table’ at UN Youth Forum

    11 May 2023

    The ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF organized a side-event on the margins of the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2023 where refugee and host community youth advocated for a greater say in issues that affect them.

  8. Promotion of decent work for refugees in Egypt - a National level workshop

    03 May 2023

    On 23 February 2023, ILO PROSPECTS Egypt and the Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo (AUC) jointly organized a workshop on “Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ Access to the Labour Market in Egypt: Recommendations and Best Practices”.

  9. Apprenticeship programme in Uganda helps youth find decent work

    03 May 2023

    An ILO Prospect apprenticeship programme trains youth in rural environment enabling them earn a living with decent work. Watch the story of Alma Gladys, a young mother who became carpenter in Uganda.

  10. Celebrating green jobs and decent work in Jordan on International Labour Day

    01 May 2023

    ILO project in Jordan celebrates "cocoon" method for sustainable & affordable tree planting in National Afforestation Plan