Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. ILO: Political will important in addressing labour issues

    28 June 2023

    The labour sector is facing challenges such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of Artificial Intelligence. For the chief of the International Labour Organization, political will is important in addressing these issues. CNN Philippines' Tristan Nodalo interviewed ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo.

  5. ACCEL Africa Paves the Way for Change in Cote d'Ivoire's Cocoa and Gold Mining Value Chains

    27 June 2023

    The ACCEL Africa project recently concluded its capitalization workshop, marking an important milestone in its goal to accelerate action or elimination of child labour in the cocoa and artisanal gold mining value chains in Côte d'Ivoire.

  6. Recovery in Ukraine can be built on decent work and social justice

    23 June 2023

    On the occasion of the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2023, the ILO’s Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo states that "a rapid recovery is only possible if sound foundations, built on decent work and social justice, are laid now as an essential precondition for peace."

  7. Women defy gender norms, access vocational training on hard labour occupations in Ethiopia

    20 June 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners have introduced tailored courses, empowering refugee and host community members to gain professional skills and pursue meaningful careers.

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    A job changed my life as a refugee

    20 June 2023

    War in Syria forced Syrian Abdel Halim al Qasir and his family to flee to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Becoming a facilitator for the ILO’s Job Search Club project and helping other refugees inside the camp find new careers and job opportunities, has given him renewed hope for his and his family’s future.

  9. Children leave work, return to school and gain access to safe spaces through ILO project in Jordan

    12 June 2023

    Through the establishment of local committees and centres across Jordan, the ILO has been addressing child labour in the country’s agricultural sector. It supported communities and families to send hundreds of Jordanians and Syrian refugee children back to school, and provided them with access to support services.

  10. Rehabilitation works and decent jobs for community resilience in earthquake-damaged Aleppo

    02 June 2023

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat visited earthquake-damaged areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the ILO is implementing community infrastructure rehabilitation works, set to create hundreds of jobs.