Fragile states and disaster response resources

  1. International Day for Disaster Reduction

    ILO: Disaster Risk Reduction key to saving lives, livelihoods and businesses

    13 October 2017

    ILO encourages employment-centered response in line with its Recommendation 205.

  2. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Presentation by Ms. Azita Berar Awad, ILO, at the high-level event on Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience held in New York on 20 September 2017

    20 September 2017

    The presentation introduces the Recommendation 205 (2017) on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience adopted by the International Labour Conference in June 2017 and highlights the thematic priority of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth to support youth in fragile situations.

  3. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Case studies on youth employment in fragile situations

    20 September 2017

    Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, this joint report by ILO, UNDP and UNHCR presents examples of good practices from around the world, showcasing innovative approaches to youth employment that help to build peace and resilience in fragile and conflict affected situations.

  4. Event

    High-level event on Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience

    Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the event is co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Spain and the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations.

  5. Event

    Working out of disaster - from response to recovery and preparedness

    From 2015 until now, the ILO has supported post-disaster action in three Pacific island countries through conducting Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) of the Employment and Livelihoods Sector, implementing employment-rich recovery projects and through helping micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to establish disaster-resilient business practices. The demand for preparedness and recovery tools for the MSME’s is high, considering the effect of the disaster to income and employment.

  6. Publication

    Understanding the drivers of rural vulnerability: Towards building resilience, promoting socio-economic empowerment and enhancing the socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalized populations for an effective promotion of Decent Work in rural economies

    09 August 2017

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 214

  7. Document

    The ILO Response to disasters

    28 July 2017

  8. Article

    ILO Response to the Ecuador earthquake

    25 July 2017

    Following the earthquake of 7.8 magnitude that hit Ecuador in April 2016, causing significant damage and affecting several important sectors of the economy, the Government of Ecuador asked the ILO to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in coordination with the United Nations system.

  9. Publication

    Timor-Leste National Employment Strategy 2017 – 2030 (in English, Portuguese and Tetun)

    17 July 2017

    Timor-Leste needs to address several challenges in order to provide the required employment opportunities to achieve inclusive growth. Therefore, the National Employment Strategy (NES) 2017 - 2030 focuses on the need of creating new jobs to reduce unemployment and provide employment opportunities for the large population of young people entering the labour market in the next years; increasing formal jobs and addressing current productivity.

  10. Publication

    Towards the right to work: a guidebook for designing IPEP, background and experiences from the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

    22 June 2017

    The objective of this guidebook is to provide Lebanese background and experiences from the current context adding to the ILO guidebook for designing innovative Public Employment Programmes. Lebanon is experiencing a growing labour supply and increasing pressure on the labour market as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis.