08 November 2021
4.1 billion individuals worldwide have no access to social protection. This includes millions of migrant workers, refugees, and their families. They face legal and practical challenges to access social protection. Many options exist to secure and maintain social security rights across borders and address the protection gaps, inequalities and discrimination evidenced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
12 October 2021
ILO PROSPECTS in Egypt and the Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) celebrate the graduation of 42 trainees from the apprenticeship programme implemented in Alexandria.
11 October 2021
The Hiring Challenge, a new ILO's online game, is designed to improve understanding of what’s needed for fair and safe recruitment of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong.
04 October 2021
15 September 2021
ILO Chief technical advisor, María Olave, explains how the ILO has provided entrepreneurship training to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador and Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over five million Venezuelans have become refugees and migrants in recent years, the majority of whom are living in neighbouring countries in Latin America.
06 September 2021
Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.
12 August 2021
Dawit Gebre Yohannes, an Eritrean refuge in Ethiopia, took part in the ILO's flagship Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) training (delivered in partnership with the regional NGO, ZOA), the world’s largest entrepreneurship development programme. He now has a ready-to-implement business plan and dreams of running his own software company.
04 August 2021
The ILO joined other UN agencies to honour those who lost their lives and their loved ones in last year’s Beirut port blast, and paid tribute to the women and men who lost their properties, jobs and livelihoods. ILO Regional Director Ruba Jaradat took part in a memorial event at the location of the tragic explosion.
02 August 2021
The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.
18 July 2021
In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.