Our impact, their stories


  1. “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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. © UN 2016

    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.

  6. Social innovation and the social and solidarity economy

    07 September 2016

    Simel Esim and Waltteri Katajamaki from the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Cooperatives Unit look at the importance of social innovation – and its role in advancing the decent work agenda within the context of the social and solidarity economy.

  7. Post war resilience: New skills bring better incomes for Sri Lankan women

    01 September 2016

    An ILO and Australian Government project is increasing economic resilience and prosperity in post-war Sri Lanka.

  8. Making Chinese factories safer

    24 August 2016

    The ILO SCORE programme helps factories in China improve their record on occupational safety.

  9. © ILO/A.Azhari 2016

    After the volcano: From displaced person to business woman

    18 August 2016

    An Indonesian woman displaced after a volcanic eruption opened a successful business after ILO training on financial education and entrepreneurship.

  10. Jute means jobs in Bangladesh

    17 August 2016

    Thought the Bangladesh Jute industry was a thing of the past? Think again. The industry needs more and more skilled staff and an innovative partnership supported by ILO between Panchagarh Technical School and College and a leading jute company is helping meet this demand.