Features

2015

  1. Jobs destroyed by conflict

    Stories of “Disemployment” from Gaza

    10 March 2015

    Palestinians in Gaza tell how they lost their livelihoods due to severe damage to buildings, vehicles, machinery and other productive assets caused by the Israeli military operation during the Israel-Gaza conflict of July-August 2014. These accounts accompany the release of the ILO study “The ‘Disemployment’ impact of the 2014 Conflict in Gaza: An ILO Damage Assessment and Recovery Strategy.”

  2. Employment promotion

    The Changemaker

    06 March 2015

    Asma Ahmad Sheikh has helped people in rural Pakistan get training and set up their own businesses. Her work as a Changemaker led to her winning in a global skills competition.

  3. Labour Migration

    In their own voices

    02 March 2015

    An ILO-produced film documents the opportunities and obstacles on the path taken by migrant health-care workers from the Philippines.

  4. © A. Fiorente 2015

    International Women’s Day 2015

    Rising to the top of the footwear industry through Decent Work

    26 February 2015

    As we approach International Women’s Day, ILO News talks to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur who created one of the world’s fastest growing footwear brands by betting on Decent Work

  5. ILO research project

    How microfinance develops decent work

    17 February 2015

    An ILO research project shows how microfinance moves small enterprises out of the informal economy and into profit.

  6. Poverty reduction

    How tourism makes a difference in poor areas of Viet Nam

    11 February 2015

    Over the last three years, an International Labour Organization (ILO) project in Viet Nam has developed tourism-boosting jobs and reduced poverty in neglected areas.

  7. © Armend Nimani / AFP 2015

    Child labour

    Curbing child labour in Kosovo: Let children be children

    09 February 2015

    Poverty pushes a high number of children in Kosovo* to drop out of school and enter child labour as early as 10 years old. The ILO supports efforts of Kosovo’s public institutions and social partners to eliminate child labour, with an emphasis on its worst forms.

2014

  1. © Steve McCurry 2015

    No one should work this way

    Ending the abuse of domestic workers in Asia

    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.

  2. Indonesia

    Taking tourism beyond natural beauty

    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.

  3. © Aamir Qureshi / AFP 2015

    Labour migration and remittances

    Helping migrants make the most of their money

    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.