Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Paving the way to inclusive rural development in Timor-Leste

    05 September 2019

    Timor-Leste needs to promote sustainable, inclusive employment and growth in its rural areas, where 70 per cent of the population live, if it is to achieve its development targets. To help, an ILO infrastructure project is finding work for women and those with disabilities in the agro-forestry sector.

  2. A greener life is a rosier one, thanks to mushrooms

    04 September 2019

    The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.

  3. Family benefits to help working parents cope with financial constraints

    30 August 2019

    Viet Nam's social insurance reform looks into various options to develop a multi-tiered structure which offers support to working parents of newborns in compulsory and voluntary system.

  4. © ©L. Muladi 2019

    Apprenticeships: Good for workers. Good for industry

    15 August 2019

    An industry-based apprenticeship programme in Indonesia is creating employment opportunities for young workers and a new generation of workers for industry.

  5. Improving breastfeeding facilities benefits workers, their babies and business

    01 August 2019

    A worker-management committee has helped improve facilities for new mothers in one of Indonesia’s leading garment factories, while boosting productivity.

  6. Community action to fight child labour

    12 June 2019

    By working with local communities an ILO project in Bangladesh has succeeded in removing 2,000 children from child labour.

  7. © Better Work 2019

    Closing the retirement gender gap in Viet Nam

    06 June 2019

    Women in Viet Nam spend fewer years working, have lower pensions, yet live longer. To counter the problems brought by this retirement gender gap, the ILO is helping Viet Nam bring its labour laws closer to international labour standards.

  8. Making safety and health at work a priority for the benefits of all

    01 May 2019

    The wide reaching benefits of SCORE Training Safety & Health at Work explained in a successful case study in Viet Nam..

  9. Returning from migration: the hard learned lessons of a woman worker

    05 March 2019

    Migration should be safe and fair for all women migrant workers. Bui Thao My explains the difference a knowledgeable and supportive network can make while working abroad.

  10. From a market stall to cyberspace

    07 February 2019

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.