23 November 2021
Senior Programme Officer in Turkey, Nejat Kocabay, explains how four ILO projects are helping to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in Turkey, including hazelnut harvesting. The projects, targeting seasonal agricultural workers, are being implemented in collaboration with the EU, Dutch and Turkish governments, Ferrero and CAOBISCO – The Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe.
19 November 2021
Women Entrepreneurs are the backbone of many successful businesses, and their numbers are growing. Meet Peruvian business owner, Alenka Marquina, whose persistence, self-belief and hard work enabled her to adapt her businesses to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic – preserving the livelihoods of her employees.
11 November 2021
It wasn’t until he was an adult that Bryan Parras made the connection between his asthma and the polluted air in Houston Texas, where he grew up. This realization has shaped his work today as an environmental justice advocate.
09 November 2021
ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Josée Blandine Ongotto, speaks from the field about the COTECCO Project, which is combating child labour in cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with funding from the US Department of Labor.
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.
03 November 2021
ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Nashwa Belal, speaks from the field about the EYE Project in Egypt, which promotes rural development, while helping businesses in the country’s dairy sector.
02 November 2021
Morshed Ali, 24 arrived in Turkey seven years ago after fleeing the war in Syria. He had to learn a new language and adapt to life in a foreign country. Yet he overcame the odds and graduated as an architect four years later.
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.
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.
15 October 2021
Saida Zouaoui, who lives in Tunisia, has always wanted to carry on her father's legacy, building dams in the Berber tradition. With courage and determination, she convinced the local authorities to support her idea. Today, the municipality of Galâa-Maaden-Forgsan has a dam that benefits both farmers and the local community.