Articles

2022

  1. The importance of early warning systems in disaster risk reduction

    13 October 2022

    It is not enough for an early warning system to correctly identify an incoming hazard, it must also ensure that the populations and sectors that are at risk can receive the alert, understand it, and most importantly, act on it.

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    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    04 August 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.

  3. The role of career guidance in a changing world of work

    16 February 2022

    Human-centered career guidance and employment services can support the transition or re-entry of job seekers into employment, meet the needs of enterprises and contribute to economic priorities.

  4. Supporting employment and vocational training for Syrian refugees and host communities

    10 February 2022

    An ILO project financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, through KfW Development Bank provides skills through vocational training for Syrian refugees and Jordanians in host communities.

  5. Strengthening digital TVET in Ukraine

    10 February 2022

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science, the ILO project, “E-TVET in Ukraine: Training continuity and modernization during COVID-19 and beyond,” helped to develop quality e-Learning solutions for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutes across the country.

  6. Supporting young people through quality apprenticeship programmes in Tanzania

    10 February 2022

    Zainab is only one of the hundreds of Tanzanians who participated in the apprenticeships programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with local partners, and with the support of the Government of Norway.

  7. Equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh

    10 February 2022

    The ILO’s work in Bangladesh focuses on competency-based training and assessment linked with the modern day job market to facilitate lifelong learning and access to Decent Work.

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    Reviving Indonesia’s local tourism industry with community ecotourism

    11 January 2022

    The ILO’s ecotourism training, as part of the UN joint programme, helps local tourism in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to rise in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021

  1. Two young entrepreneurs embark to a new, digital business venture for SMEs

    16 December 2021

    After participating in the ILO digital marketing training, as part of UN joint programme, two young entrepreneurs join forces to start their own business. They hope to open new jobs for youth and provide various services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  2. Improved farming skills help local farmers of West Papua strengthening local economy and food security

    06 December 2021

    Local farmers in Teluk Mubri Village, North Manokwari, West Papua are now able to increase their productivity and income during the pandemic. The Introduction to proper and sustainable farming methods by the ILO’s skills training programme, as part of the UN joint programme, has helped them improving their farming skills.

  3. Q&A: On the 4th ILO Employment Policy Research Symposium

    05 November 2021

    This year’s Employment Policy Research Symposium, to be held on 15-16 November 2021, aims to provide concrete suggestions to follow up on the ILO Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. In this interview Aurelio Parisotto, Head of the Employment and Economic Analyses Unit in the ILO’s Employment Policy Department, talks about how the symposium will contribute to realizing this goal as we build a new and better normal.

  4. Entrepreneurial skills empower women of East Nusa Tenggara to build businesses

    04 November 2021

    Women in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) benefit from the ILO training programmes held with its partners. The women participants are able to increase their incomes and realize their dreams. These are the stories of Bibi Dida and Semaya Atamai.

  5. A young entrepreneur rises above the COVID-19 pandemic

    21 October 2021

    Through the ILO’s enterpreneurship training programmes, a young entrepreneur in South Sulawesi is able to rebuild his business. The programmes are part of the UN joint programme focusing on employment and livelihoods.

  6. Designing His Future - Josaia Matewai – Entrepreneur’s Journey (FIJI)

    15 October 2021

    Josaia Matewai explains his role in the rapidly evolving visual arts sector in Fiji.

  7. Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 presents an opportunity for Vanuatu entrepreneurs

    15 October 2021

    With COVID-19 still ravaging the Pacific, the UN Joint Informal Economies Recovery Project has arrived at the ideal time to assist businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups, community projects, youth and women's groups, innovative and creative solution developers, and others who are threatened by future uncertainties, finances, supply chains, and traditional social practices.

  8. Digital skills provide bright opportunities in COVID-hit Indonesia

    08 October 2021

    ILO-sponsored e-commerce training, offered as part of a UN joint programme, is empowering participants and small business owners to expand their reach and market.

  9. Questions and Answers: ILO Employment Policy Gateway

    06 October 2021

    The new ILO Employment Policy Gateway is a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment. The official launch of the Employment Policy Gateway will take place on 19 October, 2021.

  10. A young entrepreneur builds an innovative business from traditional food

    23 September 2021

    As part of the joint UN programme, the ILO provides an entrepreneurship training to help youth and other vulnerable groups to build and improve their businesses in the midst of pandemic.

  11. National Budget prioritizes Informal sector recovery in Fiji

    31 August 2021

    This month, the Informal Economies Recovery Project Team sat down with Fiji’s Minister for Commerce Trade Tourism and Transport - Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya. He spoke to us about the Fijian Government’s recently announced national budget, and how it is designed to support COVID-19 recovery in the informal sector.

  12. Tevita Tobeyaweni – Entrepreneur’s Journey (FIJI)

    31 August 2021

    Tevita Tobeyaweni is a dancer-choreographer and the founder of MATA Dance Crew in Fiji. He takes us through his journey as a growing entrepreneur.