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Impact and people

2022

  1. © ILO 2022

    Voices: How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    20 May 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.

  2. ILO in action: Focus on child labour in Africa’s supply chains

    19 May 2022

    Funded by the government of the Netherlands, the ILO's ACCEL Africa project aims to eliminate child labour from supply chains in Africa, including in the cocoa sector in Côte d'Ivoire and the artisanal gold mining sector in Mali. The project's Chief Technical Advisor, Minoru Ogasawara, explains.

  3. Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

  4. Voices: A child should go to school, not to work

    16 May 2022

    Domboué Nibéissé was 9 years old when he stopped going to school and started to work in the cotton fields in Burkina Faso. Difficult and tiring work, two years later he was given an opportunity to return to school.

  5. ILO in Action: Improve the lives of labour migrants in Central America

    09 May 2022

    Labour Migration Specialist, Noortje Denkers describes the ILO's work on labour migration across Central America, including the development of public policy and the promotion of employment for labour migrants and refugees.

  6. A new partnership boosts workers’ voices and labour rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    28 April 2022

    The ILO has embarked on the new partnership with the Kurdistan United Workers Unions to improve working conditions and address the needs of workers at Employment Intensive Investment Programme sites in Dohuk.

  7. © Francisco Cruz Anaya 2022

    Voices: Good coffee, safe lives

    28 April 2022

    Briseida Venegas Ramos is president of a female-led coffee cooperative in Veracruz, Mexico. She teaches farmers how to prevent accidents while working.

  8. ILO in Action: Madagascar trains task force on occupational safety and health

    26 April 2022

    With the support of the ILO Vision Zero Fund (VZF), the government of Madagascar has trained hundreds of its labour inspectors on occupational safety and health. Project officer, Bernard Foe Andegue explains.

  9. ILO in Action: Tunisia adapts to climate change through local development

    22 April 2022

    In Tunisia the ILO is working with local municipal governments to promote employment through the development of infrastructure, which is resilient and adaptive to climate change. Jad Boubaker, Chief Technical Advisor of the European Union-financed project "Pilot Initiative for Integrated Local Development" (IPDLI), explains.

  10. © Stefan Grozdev 2022

    Voices: I dreamed a forest into life

    22 April 2022

    Raya Ubenova asked herself what she could do about climate change. Her solution: to plant a forest of 7,500 trees in her home country, Bulgaria.