Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. © Robert Scoble 2020

    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. Pensions will ensure income security for older person – Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs

    18 August 2019

    In the past decades, Viet Nam made significant progress in extending social protection, and has now committed to universal social protection by the Master Plan on Social Insurance reform and the Master Plan on Social Assistance reform. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral programme supported a national dialogue led by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to implement the social insurance reforms.

  5. Unemployment insurance – Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs

    18 August 2019

    In the past decades, Viet Nam made significant progress in extending social protection, and has now committed to universal social protection by the Master Plan on Social Insurance reform and the Master Plan on Social Assistance reform. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral programme supported a national dialogue led by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to implement the social insurance reforms.

  6. Social insurance maternity benefits – Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs

    18 August 2019

    In the past decades, Viet Nam made significant progress in extending social protection, and has now committed to universal social protection by the Master Plan on Social Insurance reform and the Master Plan on Social Assistance reform. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral programme supported a national dialogue led by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to implement the social insurance reforms.

  7. Social insurance for informal employment – Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs

    18 August 2019

    In the past decades, Viet Nam made significant progress in extending social protection, and has now committed to universal social protection by the Master Plan on Social Insurance reform and the Master Plan on Social Assistance reform. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral programme supported a national dialogue led by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to implement the social insurance reforms.

  8. Why social insurance is important to me – Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs

    18 August 2019

    In the past decades, Viet Nam made significant progress in extending social protection, and has now committed to universal social protection by the Master Plan on Social Insurance reform and the Master Plan on Social Assistance reform. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral programme supported a national dialogue led by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to implement the social insurance reforms.

  9. © ©L. Muladi 2020

    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.

  10. Protecting indigenous peoples' rights in the Philippines

    09 August 2019

    2019 marks the ILO Centenary and the 30th anniversary of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). Listen to the voices of indigenous peoples from the Philippines.