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  1. Dancing to her own beat

    20 October 2022

    Persons with disabilities face significant obstacles to accessing decent work. Which is why Tharshini believes that sharing her story is important. For her employment at an enterprise in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka not only opened up the world of work, but also reignited her passion for dancing.


  1. Standing her ground

    20 October 2021

    Rural women and girls play a crucial yet often overlooked role in food security, nutrition, rural development, and building climate resilience. Arulrahini began farming four decades ago. From cultivating in the backyard of her home to breaking norms as an independent woman farmer, she shares her journey.

  2. Breaking barriers: Amirthalingam Ranjana's story

    18 March 2021

    Women and girls are key agents of development, with gender equality and women's empowerment having the potential to accelarate progress towards the sustianable development goals. Rajana's story, and that of countless others like her, continue to stand testament to the transformative power of women as changemakers.

  3. Breaking barriers

    18 March 2021

    Women and girls are key agents of development, with gender equality and women's empowerment having the potential to accelarate progress towards the sustianable development goals. Rajana's story, and that of coutless others like her, continue to stand testament to the transformative power of women as changemakers.


  1. COVID-19 Pandemic: How to combat disinformation?

    08 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for some people to cause confusion, chaos and public harm through disinformation. How trade unions can contribute to the combat against this?

  2. COVID-19: How to combat stigma and discrimination at the workplace?

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 outbreak has provocated stigma and discrimination against people perceived to have been in contact with the virus or people with certain ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and migrants. How trade unions can address stigma and discrimination at the workplace? Learn more here...

  3. Coco chips: New business opportunities for local communities

    30 November 2020

    This photo slideshow tells the story of Mr Nadaraja's coco chip business, supported by the ILO's LEED+ project in the north of Sri Lanka.

  4. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  5. Forced Labour Indicators (In Sinhala)

    30 July 2020

    Video contains information on ILO’s Forced Labour Indicators. How to identify forced labour specifically in the international labour migration.

  6. COVID-19 pandemic: Why youth employment must be a priority for Unions?

    30 July 2020

    Young workers are over represented in sectors that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth employment must be a priority on the agenda of trade unions. Here is why...

  7. COVID-19 pandemic and Migrant workers: What role for Trade Unions?

    30 July 2020

    There are 164 millions migrant workers around the world and they have been very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can trade unions protect migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more here..

  8. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Nepal...

    25 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Ramesh Badal from the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Nepal and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

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    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  10. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...


  1. The ILO’s Centenary Year in Review

    23 December 2019

    It was a year of celebration, declarations and reaffirmation at the International Labour Organization as it marked 100 years in pursuit of social justice and decent work around the world. A look back at 2019 as the ILO looks to the future of work in its second century.

  2. Let them fly

    28 November 2019

    Ridma Weerawardena, a Sri Lankan music idol, collaborates with ILO's music against child labour initiative.

  3. Message from UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

    13 February 2019

    Video message from Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth


  1. Green jobs, the key to sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

    25 July 2018

    The ILO defines green jobs as good for the environment, good for the economy and good for people. Watch this three-minute animation on how we can build a better, more sustainable future for women and men around the world by making our work greener.


  1. Supporting improved governance of labour migration in Sri Lanka

    01 August 2017

    Currently in its third phase, the ILO Safe Labour Migration Programme in Sri Lanka contributes to promote safe and regular migration through improved policies and legal frameworks related to labour migration and better service provision to migrant workers and their families. The experiences of the planned interventions will feed and substantiate national, regional and global policy dialogue on Migration and Development.


  1. Diversify to develop - Sri Lanka's way forward

    31 May 2016

    People in Sri Lanka's Northern Province have rebuilt their livelihoods in a more sustainable way. The farmers have diversified their crops from papayas to cassavas, passion fruits and okras. The fishermen will have steady incomes even during the closed season due to diversification.