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February 2024

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    Our impact, their voices

    Migrant Resource Centre reduces migrant fishers’ vulnerability at sea

    27 February 2024

    Lack of access to information on migration has made migrant fishers vulnerable to exploitation. The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the Indonesian Migrant Worker Union (SBMI) have set up a Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) to better protect Indonesian migrant fishers.

  2. Article

    Navigating hardship: Lebanon's agricultural workers in the absence of social protection

    27 February 2024

    The story of Tony Al Hazoury and his struggle for a decent life.

  3. Transforming the teaching profession

    UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession puts forward recommendations to allow teachers to become drivers of change in education

    26 February 2024

    Recommendations from the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession, aimed at transforming the future of the teaching profession, were launched at the 14th Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030.

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    ILO and the Government of Ukraine working towards recovery and decent work in the war-torn country

    22 February 2024

    As the war against Ukraine enters its third year, the ILO and the government of Ukraine are working towards setting the country on a path of recovery and development, through a newly agreed-upon strategy that invests in people, creates quality employment and sustainable enterprises, and improves labour market governance. Watch to find out more.

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    Fishing sector

    New guidelines on medical examination of fishers adopted by the International Labour Organization and International Maritime Organization

    22 February 2024

    The crew of fishing vessels need to be medically fit for their physically demanding work. New medical examination guidelines will improve and standardize these examinations, leading to improved health and safety in the fishing sector.

  6. Article

    Emerging Insight: The best of 2023

    22 February 2024

  7. Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.

    Advancing Decent Work and Labour Rights Globally

    21 February 2024

    In his keynote address to the event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C., ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, says the fight for decent work and labour rights is one that demands our urgent attention.

  8. Article

    Tackling water woes: ILO’s vocational training success in Kenya

    21 February 2024

    With support from the Government and partners, ILO PROSPECTS introduced a skill development programme supporting maintenance of water sources and supply systems in a drought prone community of Garissa, Kenya. The first batch of trained Water System Operators graduated this week.

  9. Disability Inclusion

    Forty persons with disabilities receive job offers at groundbreaking national job fair

    20 February 2024

    The Bangladesh Business and Disability Network (BBDN) organized their largest post-COVID National Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities on 19 February resulting in 40 participants receiving jobs offers pending successful background checks.

  10. World Day of Social Justice

    Change must start with a focus on social justice

    20 February 2024

    On World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, said there is a unique opportunity to bend the arc of history in favour of social justice and to put social needs at the same level as economic and environmental concerns.