Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. Gilbert F. Houngbo, ILO Director General’s video message delivered at Women Deliver preconference 2023

    11 September 2023

    Large-scale investment in care policies could be transformative. We must teach ourselves to see care as an investment, said the ILO DG in a pre-conference on the care economy ´Strengthening Care Policies and Intersectional Movements for Care Justice´ organized at Women Deliver 2023 on 16 July 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda.

  2. Unlocking Potential: ILO's apprenticeship programme in Uganda - Story of Benjamin

    11 September 2023

    This is a first 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.

  3. ILO PROSPECTS skills programme trainee shines at WorldSkills Kenya

    06 September 2023

    Zeitun Said Omar, the only female candidate enrolled at the ILO PROSPECTS supported welding training course at Garissa Vocational Training Centre participated at the WorldSkills Kenya competition and stood second making her community and trainers proud.

  4. ILO and meaningful engagement with young people

    11 August 2023

    This video launched on the occasion of International Youth Day 2023, explains the need to engage with youth in a right based approach by ensuring their participation in matters that affect them and their future and advocates for their inclusion in decision-making processes as well as in all stages of the policy and programme cycles.

  5. ILO launches business plan competition to boost entrepreneurship in Ethiopia’s Somali region

    07 August 2023

    The competition offers financial support and specialized training to promising business ideas, aiming to stimulate entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth among refugees and their hosts in the Somali region.

  6. Ratifying C190 is the right thing to do

    31 July 2023

    During the 111th International Labour Conference, ILO interviewed Ministers from some of the countries that have ratified the ILO Convention on ending violence and harassment in the world of work (No. 190).

  7. World Refugee Day Run and Exhibition: Uniting communities for hope and inclusion

    27 July 2023

    The run and exhibition organized on the occasion of World Refugee Day in Egypt became a powerful expression of unity and inclusivity, with hosts and refugees demonstrating their support to a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

  8. Satellite vocational training center brings hope to displaced and local communities in Ethiopia

    19 July 2023

    ILO and its partners are tackling the challenges of limited income generation in Ethiopia's arid eastern region by constructing a satellite vocational training center, providing new job opportunities and essential skills, benefiting both host and refugee communities.

  9. Creating new opportunities for youth with skills training

    14 July 2023

    This video collage highlights the voices of youth from Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq and Syrian refugees living in these countries explaining why skills development are key to employment.

  10. Labour Rights are Human Rights for all Workers

    13 July 2023

    After the recent tragic death in Jordan of nine agricultural workers, most of whom were refugees, the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Shaza Al Jondi and Meredith Byrne* reflect on the vital need to safeguard the right of vulnerable workers to a safe and healthy working environment.