Stories on work, peace and resilience

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    Removing the barriers to inclusion

    28 March 2013

    People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.

  2. Drop the gun and take a pen

    21 February 2013

    Countries have stepped up their efforts to fight piracy and warlordism in Somalia. The ILO has partnered with other UN agencies to address the root causes of the conflicts: chronic unemployment and a lack of prospects for youth.

  3. Rebuilding after Typhoon Bopha

    25 January 2013

    When Typhoon Bopha blew through the southern Philippines, its winds blew away the livelihoods of thousands of families who farmed the thick coconut groves around their homes. While it will take nearly a decade before the trees can be harvested again, the ILO is bringing immediate emergency employment to the victims of the storm.

  4. Rebuilding a better future in the wake of typhoon Bopha

    25 January 2013

    Almost two months after Typhoon Bopha slammed the Philippines, survivors are still struggling to rebuild their lives. The ILO is helping give communities new livelihood prospects, but renewed flooding has affected aid efforts.

  5. ILO helps Sri Lanka war victims pick up the pieces

    02 January 2013

    Fishermen who lost their boats during Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war are back at sea. Farmers are learning to get better yields and war widows are running businesses. A look at how an ILO project is helping victims of the bitter conflict.

  6. Palestinians in Lebanon working under precarious conditions

    20 November 2012

    Restrictions in Lebanon do not exclude Palestinian refugees from the labour market but lead to exploitative conditions, a new ILO-EU study says.

  7. ILO says cooperatives key to boosting food production

    16 October 2012

    Agricultural cooperatives – the theme of the 2012 World Food Day – are a vehicle for decent lives and decent work, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  8. Building disaster-resilient communities in the Philippines

    29 August 2012

    Helping disaster survivors get back to work and support their families is a vital part of rebuilding lives and communities. At the same time these programmes – such as that run for survivors of Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines - can help people learn new skills, so opening up new opportunities for the future. By Minette Rimando, Information Officer, ILO Country Office in the Philippines.

  9. A dream made of bricks and mortar

    27 August 2012

    Construction workers are in great demand in Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010. Skills, on the other hand, are in short supply.

  10. Social protection is essential for our future, says the Haitian Minister of Labour

    23 August 2012

    Interview with Haitian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs recorded in June 2012. Mr Léon Ronsard St-Cyr, told ILO TV that his country has no choice but to invest in social protection as his country slowly recovers from the earthquake that destroyed parts of the island in 2010 (In French with English subtitles).