1. © ILO Arab States 2023

    Lebanese farmers pay heavy price for Syrian crisis

    25 May 2015

    The tranquillity of Lebanon's fertile north belies a brewing crisis. Just two miles from Syria and its civil war, local farmers say the conflict has been disastrous for business

  2. Decentralization of Natural Resource Management, Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony in Gardo, Puntland state of Somalia

    04 May 2015

    The natural resource management (NRM) decentralization pilot project memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism and Gardo district witnessed by the Ministry of Interior of Puntland to decentralize NRM service delivery in Puntland.

  3. Stories of “Disemployment” from Gaza

    10 March 2015

    Palestinians in Gaza tell how they lost their livelihoods due to severe damage to buildings, vehicles, machinery and other productive assets caused by the Israeli military operation during the Israel-Gaza conflict of July-August 2014. These accounts accompany the release of the ILO study “The ‘Disemployment’ impact of the 2014 Conflict in Gaza: An ILO Damage Assessment and Recovery Strategy.”

  4. © Lydie Nesvabda 2023

    Can cooperatives deliver more jobs and greater social inclusion in a changing world of work?

    18 February 2015

  5. © M. Crozet / ILO 2023

    Transforming economies

    03 February 2015

    ILO-UNCTAD book uses case studies to probe how industrial policies can transform economies to create better jobs.


  1. Local economic development framework in Puntland: in-house revolt to the statuesque

    22 December 2014

    Education and research institutions have not offered technical and management skills which enable youth to work out of unemployment. Putting education to work remains yet deeply worrying in Puntland.

  2. Skills for a brighter future

    18 December 2014

    Refugees in a camp along Thai-Myanmar border are equipped with livelihood and buisness skills for a better future.

  3. Olive festival supports Jordan host communities in face of refugee crisis

    21 November 2014

    As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.

  4. Sports for Peace and Stability in Qardo

    10 September 2014

    Qardo municipality, with the support of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG)has made huge strides in rehabilitating Qardo stadium with the aim of reducing the risk of youth being engaged in these criminal activities.

  5. Organizing young workers: The journey of a young trade union's leader

    21 August 2014

  6. After the rain: ILO assists Serbia to assess recovery needs after massive floods

    02 June 2014

    In May 2014 unprecedented rainfall over a three-day period caused massive flooding and landslides, and forced more than 30,000 from their homes. In response to the disaster, the Government of Serbia undertook a Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA), supported jointly by several international organizations, including the ILO.

  7. Laying the Economic Foundations for Peace-building and State-building

    24 March 2014

    The ILO works with the g7+ group to promote Decent Work in 20 conflict-affected countries.

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    Inequality is not inevitable

    10 February 2014

    A new ILO book shows that the growing gap between rich and poor is only partially associated with technological change. The divide is mostly the result of economic and institutional policies that preceded the global economic and social crisis and were exacerbated by it.

  9. Reducing inequality will boost economic growth

    24 January 2014

    This oped has appeared in several leading newspapers around the world.


  1. ILO/Sida Brochure

    29 November 2013

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    Boosting demand is the goal, so how do we get there?

    05 September 2013

  3. Contributor Data File

    02 May 2013

  4. © Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh / ILO 2023

    Removing the barriers to inclusion

    28 March 2013

    People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.

  5. © Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP 2023

    Environmental sustainability is not a job killer

    27 February 2013

    ILO Green Jobs Programme coordinator, Peter Poschen, outlines the business and job opportunities that could emerge from a shift to a greener economy.

  6. Employment in Africa: Think agriculture!

    29 January 2013

    Why agriculture should be Africa’s top priority.