Our impact, their voices

2017

  1. Chinese entrepreneurs benefit from the ILO’s global Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) course

    26 June 2017

    Fourteen million people trained in China since 2003 in SIYB business skills. The companies established as a result of the programme include those in the technology, engineering and agriculture sectors.

  2. ILO STED programme targets sectors for growth through increasing skills in developing economies

    22 June 2017

    The Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme is improving skills to help spread the benefits of trade and economic growth.

  3. See you at my "playground": Tackling child labour in gold mining

    12 June 2017

    How an ILO project in the Philippines addresses the consequences of climate change and child labour, while improving working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

  4. Telling serious things with humour: Mobile theater in Tajikistan campaigns against the informal economy

    08 June 2017

    Two years ago the International Labour Conference adopted the Recommendation concerning the transition from the informal to the formal economy (No.204). Since then a global campaign has started in different parts of the world to formalize the informal economy. In Tajikistan, trade unions are using theatrics to illustrate the consequences of informal employment.

  5. Syrian and Jordanian women find sweet success in training and employment project

    30 May 2017

    Flexible working hours are among the measures that can help boost employment of Syrian and Jordanian women in the sweets-making industry in Jordan.

  6. © GC Communication 2017

    How Kenya’s construction industry boosts green jobs and housing

    26 May 2017

    Innovative ILO project aims to reduce Kenya’s vulnerability to climate risks and improve livelihoods among traditional pastoralist communities.

  7. Refusing to throw in the towel on factory safety in Bangladesh

    28 April 2017

    Four years on since the disastrous collapse of the Rana Plaza building, have things changed in the Bangladesh garment industry? Taking the case of one relatively small manufacturer on the outskirts of Dhaka, the answer appears to be yes.

  8. © Red Habitat 2017

    Women are building their own futures in Bolivia

    24 April 2017

    A group of 250 freelance women builders from La Paz and El Alto have improved their working conditions and are able to spend more time with their families by working directly with employers.

  9. Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe strive for a brighter future

    19 April 2017

    A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

  10. Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    12 April 2017

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.