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Video: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

Video: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

The World Social Protection Report 2020-2022 provides a global overview of progress made around the world over the past decade in extending social protection and building rights-based social protection systems, including during the COVID-19 period.This post was originally published on this site

In the race against the climate crisis, we can’t leave workers behind

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In the race against the climate crisis, we can’t leave workers behind

The ILO is working to ensure that the essential shift towards sustainable economic and social systems, that respect our planet and its people, is also a just transition. This means putting climate change at the top of the agenda and adopting human-centred worker polices that leave no one behind. On #WorldHumanitarianDay join us in calling […]

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With the right business training, Ethiopian youth can turn their dreams into reality

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With the right business training, Ethiopian youth can turn their dreams into reality

Tsehaynesh Birhanu lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Wanting to prove she has what it takes to succeed, she embarked upon the ILO Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme through a partnership with the regional NGO, ZOA. Thanks to the training she now feels anything is possible, and urges others like her to embrace their […]

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ILO SIYB training provides refugee with tools to start his own company

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ILO SIYB training provides refugee with tools to start his own company

Dawit Gebre Yohannes, an Eritrean refugee in Ethiopia, received training through the ILO’s flagship Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme, in partnership with the regional NGO, ZOA. As a result, he now has a ready-to-implement business plan and dreams of running his own software company. The SIYB programme is the largest entrepreneurship development programme […]

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It’s never been more urgent to invest in youth

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The #COVID19 pandemic has severely affected young people. Hence, there has never been a more urgent need to invest in youth. On International Youth Day 2021, ILO Deputy Director-General, Martha Newton, joins others in the international community in recognising and celebrating the leadership, creativity and resilience of young people world-wide. For more information on the […]

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New schools and new teachers in southern Madagascar

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In our latest ILO in Action series of video stories, ILO national project coordinator, Holiarivony Ramiarintsoa, explains how a joint ILO, UNICEF and WFP programme in southern Madagascar aims to increase school enrolment, improve the quality of education and strengthen institutions by building schools and training teachers.This post was originally published on this site

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How domestic workers got organized in Kuwait

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Ann Abunda arrived in Kuwait 18 years ago to work as a domestic worker. Having lived through some challenging experiences, she helped found a thriving organization that advocates for the rights of domestic workers in the country. See the full story on ILO's multimedia storytelling platform Voices: https://voices.ilo.org/stories/how-domestic-workers-got-organized-in-kuwaitThis post was originally published on this site

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A year on from the Beirut blast, ILO helps create a safer city

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After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th 2020, the International Labour Organization mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process create decent jobs and hope for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees. The organization continues to work with the authorities to restore livelihoods […]

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A win-win for young refugees and local farmers

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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 […]

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Strong labour laws make decent work a reality

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The latest in our ILO in Action video series spotlights Georgia, where the ILO worked with the government to draft extensive amendments to its labour code and a new law on labour inspection. Without strong labour laws there can be no decent work, says Chief Technical Advisor, Cătălin Ţacu.This post was originally published on this […]

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