Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. Why measuring unpaid domestic and care work matters

    27 October 2023

    Every day, more than 16 billion hours are devoted to unpaid domestic and care work around the world. As global populations age, these figures are set to rise, and quantifying unpaid domestic and care work is critical to understanding labour under-utilisation, employment trends, and gender-based inequalities.

  2. Four hundred women and men from forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq complete Work-Based Learning programmes

    25 October 2023

    Implemented by ILO under the PROSPECTS Partnership, the programmes covered 18 occupations, involving 60 enterprises and enterprise owners, and an array of government and social partners, who provided youth with the necessary market-relevant skills that support their transition to decent work.

  3. © Priscilla Konadu Mensah 2024

    Formalization is transforming my shea butter business

    24 October 2023

    Zakaria Adama Lacera shares the challenges and rewards of formalizing her shea butter production and soap business in Ghana.

  4. © Yoshihumi Ibata / ILO 2024

    Employment trends in postal and courier services

    09 October 2023

    Reskilling, upskilling and support to help postal services accelerate their digitalization and diversification processes will be key to building the resilience and adaptability of workers and enterprises in the sector.

  5. Unlocking Potential #3: ILO's apprenticeship programme in Uganda - Story of Gad

    25 September 2023

    This is a third video from a series highlighting inspirational stories of young refugees and hosts finding employment and livelihood opportunities with support from ILO PROSPECTS' apprenticeship programme in Uganda.

  6. Lebanon’s green thumb: ILO trains workers from rural communities in landscaping activities across local agricultural schools

    20 September 2023

    The landscaping and garden maintenance competency-based training aims to build capacity and develop the skills of hundreds of trainees in the agricultural sector, eventually connecting them with in-demand jobs on the market.

  7. Empowering youth in Kenya with market-driven digital skills

    19 September 2023

    The ILO and Learning Lions are bridging the digital divide in remote areas by providing comprehensive digital skills training, mentorship and job opportunities to young people. This innovative programme is transforming the lives of vulnerable communities, including refugees, and paving the way for an inclusive digital economy in Kenya.

  8. Unlocking Potential #2: ILO's apprenticeship programme in Uganda - Story of Fatuma

    18 September 2023

    This is a second video from a series highlighting inspirational stories of young refugees and hosts finding employment and livelihood opportunities with support from ILO PROSPECTS' apprenticeship programme in Uganda.

  9. Harmonizing lives: ILO promotes social cohesion among refugees and hosts in Uganda

    15 September 2023

    In Uganda's Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the ILO's PROSPECTS program is transforming employment centers into vibrant Youth Centers, fostering social cohesion among refugees and host communities. Through skills development, arts, and community engagement, this initiative is promoting peaceful coexistence and economic empowerment, paving the way for a harmonious future.

  10. Promoting social inclusion through art: Refugee and host community artists shine at 'Talents Beyond Borders'

    15 September 2023

    In Egypt, aspiring artists from the host and refugee communities were trained by experts and provided a platform to showcase their talents through the ILO PROSPECTS programme promoting social inclusion.