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Impact and people

2022

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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.

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    How my tourism business survived COVID-19

    01 August 2022

    When COVID-19 struck Indonesia, Dekha Dewandana’s previously thriving ‘homestay’ tourism business was pushed to the verge of collapse. With the support of the ILO, his business survived and grew.

  3. ILO training initiative brings new agricultural skills to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

    25 July 2022

    As Lebanon continues to reel under a multifaceted economic crisis, a competency-based training course conducted by the PROSPECTs programme gave Lebanese and Syrian trainees key skills needed to advance their career in Lebanon’s vital agricultural sector.

  4. Women entrepreneurs reboot their businesses

    15 July 2022

    A programme delivered by GREAT Women in partnership with the ILO’s Rebuilding Better Project and J.P. Morgan Philippines offered women entrepreneurs an opportunity to revisit and innovate their business models as they resumed operations post-pandemic.

  5. © Kıvanç Özvardar / ILO 2022

    From war to peace: A refugee’s journey to a new life with new skills

    13 July 2022

    Morshed Ali, 24 arrived in Turkey seven years ago after fleeing the war in Syria. He had to learn a new language, new skills and adapt to life in a foreign country. Yet he overcame the odds and graduated as an architect four years later.

  6. Training to the Top: what climbing the career ladder can look like for Vietnamese women workers

    08 July 2022

    The GEAR initiative - part of the Better Work Programme – aims to equip potential female line supervisors with necessary skills to perform effective leadership, thus leading to improved line productivity and career progression.

  7. COVID-19 risk assessment service for business sustainability in the hospitality industry

    06 July 2022

    The COVID-19 risk assessment provided for free by the ILO’s Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces helps strengthening the occupational safety and health (OSH) management system in Indonesia’s hospitality industry.

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    Voices: War in Sri Lanka took everything but I made a new start

    06 July 2022

    Displaced by Sri Lanka’s civil war, Veronica Rosani Susilkumar is making a new life for herself and her family as a groundnut farmer.

  9. © Esneyder Gutiérrez Cardona 2022

    Voices: Our cooperative has dignified the work of waste pickers

    30 June 2022

    Twenty-two years ago, Martha Elena Iglesias helped found a waster picker cooperative in Colombia called Planeta Verde. Over time, the cooperative has transformed how the local community views waste pickers and a sense of solidarity has developed amongst its members.

  10. Building a safe business

    27 June 2022