No one should work this way
22 December 2014
Although there are more than 52 million domestic workers world-wide, including more than 21 million in Asia Pacific, only a small minority are covered by general labour laws. This lack of protection leaves them vulnerable to – sometimes terrible – abuse and exploitation. Journalist Karen Emmons has been working with the photographer Steve McCurry on a documentary project, “No one should work this way,” to record and expose some of the abuses faced by Asian migrant domestic workers.
Labour migration and Entrepreneurship
18 December 2014
Refugees in a camp along Thai-Myanmar border are equipped with livelihood and buisness skills for a better future.
11 December 2014
The ILO’s JOY project is changing residents’ lives in Nongkojajar, East Java and transforming the once quiet town into an agrotourism destination.
Labour migration and remittances
11 December 2014
Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.
10 December 2014
Many young Albanian workers are returning home after losing their jobs abroad due to the economic crisis. For many of them, re-entering the local labour market is a daunting task. An ILO-UNDP project helped them address that challenge.
Local economic development
21 November 2014
As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.
13 November 2014
With help from the ILO, an employment agency in Dar Es Salaam goes digital and makes the job search easier.
10 November 2014
New ground-breaking regulation for entertainment workers in Cambodia marks the first attempt in the region to reduce widespread stigma and discrimination in the sector.
07 November 2014
Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, in what was reportedly the country’s worst-ever natural disaster. More than 8,000 people lost their lives and over 14 million inhabitants, including 5.9 million workers, were affected. ILO emergency employment programmes were in place by December in the areas that were hardest hit. Special multimedia report from the Philippines a year after the storm.
06 November 2014
A cricket tournament highlights issues affecting migrant workers in Lebanon - and hits out at discrimination to bring communities together.