07 March 2014
Jobs are the top priority for many of those whose livelihoods were shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The situation is particularly challenging for women who lost their husbands and became head of household overnight.
28 February 2014
How an ILO supported project helped a local community to improve their farming practices, develop their market access, create jobs and support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.
17 February 2014
Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.
14 February 2014
The agricultural sector has a huge potential to create jobs but needs to polish its image in order to attract more young people. To do this, governments should provide relevant education and training.
11 February 2014
Ask anyone in Tongi about Mosharrof Hossain and they’ll tell you he’s the man to fix your fridge. What they probably won’t tell you is that he will do it without hands.
03 February 2014
Gender stereotypes are common in Pakistani media and continue to make it difficult for women to play an equal role in the country’s workforce. A recent ILO project focuses on Pakistani journalists themselves, using media to re-shape public perception about working women.
20 December 2013
Restoring livelihoods is a priority for workers affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on 8 November killing thousands of people and leaving millions homeless and jobless. As the recovery gathers pace, people are looking for sustainable sources of income to support themselves and their families.
09 December 2013
As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade – with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Free Trade Agreement negotiations – a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way to improved working conditions and competitiveness.
05 December 2013
Nupur Howlader is Bangladesh's only nationally-qualified female welder. An ILO-EU skills training programme has given her the chance to both earn a better living and challenge gender stereotypes.
29 November 2013
In the Pacific region, sport plays a very important role in life. Youth unemployment is also rampant. Linking sports to youth employment could bring about positive results as young peoples’ skills in sports can be useful at work.
24 October 2013
Six months on from the Rana Plaza building collapse, the ILO is helping survivors develop new skills and find jobs. Three workers who survived the tragedy talked to ILO News about their way back into employment.
15 October 2013
Changing perceptions is sometimes the biggest challenge when it comes to fighting child labour. But dialogue and cooperation is always a good start.
01 October 2013
In a country where 75 per cent of the population live in rural areas and 40 per cent are below the poverty line, improving a short stretch of road can mean more jobs and a better quality of life for rural workers and their families.
18 September 2013
The recruitment agency association in Viet Nam is piloting a self-regulatory tool to promote fair competition and better protect migrant workers.
16 September 2013
An opinion-editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, responding to the controversial debate on minimum wage fixing and to the recent issuance of the Presidential Instruction on minimum wage. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 16 September.
13 September 2013
The International Labour Organization is playing a critical role in helping a Fijian coastal community rebuild its flooded village.
02 September 2013
Sexual harassment is not just a violation of human rights, in the workplace it also damages productivity and professional relationships. Recent cases in India have drawn attention to the problem, but the ILO is working with employers and managers to address sexual harassment in the workplace and change attitudes.
23 August 2013
With the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 now in force, ratifying countries, like Vietnam, are turning to implementation.
21 August 2013
The coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention on 20 August 2013 has particular resonance in the Philippines – the world’s leading supplier of seafarers. As a result, Filipino seafarers will see huge improvements to their working conditions on board ships.
02 August 2013
Though it is banned by the government and has all but disappeared from certain locations, bonded labour persists in some parts of the country.