Our impact, their stories


  1. Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

    An ILO-funded Start Your Own Business training and mentorship programme brings financial independence to people with disabilities in Vanuatu.

  2. Better skills and more formal employment for Syrian refugees

    29 November 2016

    A new ILO project supporting the objectives of the London Syria conference aims to build skills and formalize employment status among Syrian refugees in Jordan’s construction and agricultural sectors, and improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.

  3. Colombia: When collective bargaining is a key ingredient of productivity

    17 November 2016

    A confection company in Colombia is the scene of an experiment in social dialogue and collective bargaining that has highlighted the importance of industrial relations focused on finding solutions. The ILO visited the Colombina factory in the Cauca Valley.

  4. On-site nurseries: Helping Jordanian mothers at work

    11 November 2016

    Better Work Jordan and local stakeholders are calling for the creation of workplace nurseries to help mothers continue their careers amid a challenging environment that prevents more women from joining the job market.

  5. Financial skills help shape a better future

    01 November 2016

    An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.

  6. “I didn’t have a life, but now I feel strong”

    11 October 2016

    An ILO-US-funded project brings financial independence to Egyptian women who used to stay at home and were dependent on their families.

  7. Back to school: Remedial classes for working children begin in Kyrgyzstan

    08 October 2016

    Three formal remedial classes for children with breaks in their education, school drop-outs and child labourers have started at the secondary school No. 94 in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.

  8. Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”

    30 September 2016

    Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.

  9. How are people skills improving working conditions in Indonesia’s apparel factories?

    29 September 2016

    Training in communications for garment factory supervisors yields significant improvements in the quality of working conditions and big gains in productivity.

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    Obama: “History will judge us harshly if we do not rise to this moment”

    23 September 2016

    Leaders’ Summit commits to increase opportunities for refugees to attend school, find employment and settle in their host countries.