Fragile states and disaster response

  1. Emergencies should be no barrier to decent work

    18 July 2018

    Climate change – which will increase the likelihood of natural disasters – is one of the main drivers for the future of work. It’s essential for public service workers called on to deal with the aftermath of these disasters to have decent work, says ILO Public service sector specialist, Carlos Carrion Crespo.

  2. © Alcaldía de Cali 2018

    Colombia: ‘Capital of Salsa’ looks to tourism to create jobs

    03 July 2018

    Colombia plans to use some of its peace dividend to boost its tourism sector that had struggled during decades of conflict. An ILO study looks at how the city of Cali can promote tourism, and, as a result, generate jobs.

  3. Safety matters: More to life after Haiyan

    21 May 2018

    Following Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) many workers were pushed to the informal economy where they face hazards at work due to lack of occupational safety and health. The ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project helps them design and implement training programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  4. A new chance at employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    19 March 2018

    Syrians forced to leave their country because of the war, now living in refugee camps in Jordan, have a new chance at employment. It's thanks to a job fair at an ILO employment centre for refugees, funded by the European Union.

  5. The daily reality of working poverty

    14 February 2018

    Millions of people around the world work, but live in poverty. A recent ILO report shows that more needs to be done to reduce inequalities and improve conditions for the working poor, who face a harsh daily reality.

  6. Three steps to end discrimination of migrant workers and improve their health

    14 February 2018

    When migrant workers leave their home, many encounter abuse and violence on their journey and discrimination once they arrive. This can be because of their status as migrants but also because of their ethnicity, sex, religion, and HIV status.

  7. © Peder Sterll 2018

    ILO: Unemployment and decent work deficits to remain high in 2018

    22 January 2018

    The ILO’s flagship report shows that while the global unemployment rate is stabilizing, unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world.

  8. The gender gap in employment: What's holding women back?

    08 January 2018

    Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it is for men. When women are employed, they tend to work in low-quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, and there is little improvement forecast in the near future.

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    Ecuador: In search of a new future after the earthquake

    04 January 2018

    An ILO project has been helping rebuild and strengthen livelihoods in the wake of the massive earthquake that hit Ecuador in April 2016.

  10. © Bill Lyons/ World Bank 2018

    Learning to run a small business in conflict and poverty-wracked Yemen

    11 October 2017

    The conflict in Yemen has robbed millions of people of their livelihoods, particularly in rural areas. A joint ILO-UNDP programme helps vulnerable youth set up their own business.