Our impact, their voices

2018

  1. Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry

    17 January 2018

    An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013.

  2. InfoStory - The gender gap in employment: What's holding women back?

    08 January 2018

    Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it is for men. When women are employed, they tend to work in low-quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, and there is little improvement forecast in the near future.

  3. © UNICEF/ECU/2016/Reinoso 2018

    Ecuador: In search of a new future after the earthquake

    04 January 2018

    An ILO project has been helping rebuild and strengthen livelihoods in the wake of the massive earthquake that hit Ecuador in April 2016.

2017

  1. © CIAT 2018

    Colombian coffee producers demonstrate benefits of sustainability standards

    22 December 2017

    A new ILO report highlights how institutionalization of value chains can have a positive impact on working conditions, including occupational safety and health (OSH).

  2. Social protection in Timor Leste: The difference dialogue can make in protecting the poor

    08 December 2017

    Despite being the youngest nation in Asia, Timor-Leste is taking a proactive and coordinated approach to ensure a better life for its citizens with a national Social Protection Strategy for 2017-2030.

  3. Stay or go: Migration should be a choice

    09 November 2017

    Find out what Nepal is doing to promote decent work opportunities at home and informed labour migration abroad – an ILO InfoStory.

  4. Free from debt and bonded labour in Sri Lanka’s fisheries

    01 November 2017

    ILO's project helps free fishermen from debt bondage and supports livelihoods.

  5. © S. Jordan / Caritas Australia 2018

    How worms and gold can help improve livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe

    27 October 2017

    Thousands of people are set to benefit from a project in Zimbabwe aimed at creating jobs and improving livelihoods for women and youth in poor rural communities. The project focuses on the food production sector and gold ore processing.

  6. © Bill Lyons/ World Bank 2018

    Learning to run a small business in conflict and poverty-wracked Yemen

    11 October 2017

    The conflict in Yemen has robbed millions of people of their livelihoods, particularly in rural areas. A joint ILO-UNDP programme helps vulnerable youth set up their own business.

  7. How Peruvian quinoa farmers have boosted their income

    04 October 2017

    The Andean Grains Programme – a joint ILO-FAO-UNESCO initiative – not only improved the livelihoods of organic quinoa producers but also contributed to the economic empowerment of women.