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2017

  1. Building peace, empowering communities through livelihoods in Mindanao Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Decades of armed conflict in Mindanao has affected people’s lives and livelihood, fuelled poverty and hampered inclusive and sustainable growth. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank. PLEDGE as the first enterprise programme of the BDA, has piloted tools and strategies to build peace through sustainable livelihoods, enhanced institutional capacities and community ownership.

  2. Hearts and minds: A road to building the capacity of the Bangsamoro in the Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed groups after decades of fighting often have no direct background or experience of managing, implementing and delivering development projects. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Building the capacity of the BDA was a major component along with sustainable livelihoods and community ownership. Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank.

  3. Strength in partnership in the Philippines through enhanced community

    19 September 2017

    Decades of armed conflict led to loss of confidence and trust of people in Mindanao not only on the government and the community but also on themselves. It was in this context that a participatory approach for community owned and managed projects made a big sense. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Community ownership was a major component along with sustainable livelihoods and building the capacity of the BDA. Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank.

  4. Sustainable livelihood towards a better, productive and peaceful Mindanao in the Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed conflict has fuelled poverty, affected employment quality and hampered economic development in Mindanao. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Sustainable livelihood was a major component along with community ownership and building the capacity of the BDA. Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank.

  5. Towards Peacebuilding and Sustainable Livelihoods in Zamboanga, Philippines

    19 September 2017

    Armed conflict and the Zamboanga siege in 2013 left thousands of homes damaged and burned to the ground. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has been involved in helping families displaced by the conflict. With funding from the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), the ILO focused on creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. The project implemented skills training and enterprise development activities, while linking beneficiaries with the private sector and longer term employment opportunities. The ILO also assisted fishers and seaweed farmers with enterprise training and livelihood start-up kits with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  6. Future of Work: Interview with Josua Mata

    01 August 2017

    What role can the unions play to protect jobs ? Thoughts of Josua Mata from Sentro Philippines

  7. Recommendations ACEF 2017: Good and Decent Jobs, Skills and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition

    08 June 2017

    The Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2017 featured a Deep Dive Workshop on ‘Good and Decent Jobs, Skills and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition’. Over 80 representatives from governments, enterprises, workers, financial institutions and development partners discussed how to design a future of work for the clean energy transition that is just and with decent quality job creation. Ms Cristina Martinez, ILO Senior Specialist on Environment and Decent Work provides a summary of recommendations from the workshop. The ILO co-organized the workshop with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Platform for Advancing Green Human Capital (PAGHC).

  8. Message by the Government of France at the ACEF 2017

    06 June 2017

    Ms Laurence Monnoyer-Smith, Commissioner-General for Sustainable Development of the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Government of France gives her message at the Deep Dive Workshop on Good and decent jobs, skills, and entrepreneurship for a just energy transition as part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2017. The Commissioner-General said that the issue of how to create decent jobs and foster the right skills and entrepreneurship for just energy transition is crucial.

  9. Ending child labour on the ABS-CBN News Channel's The World Tonight

    12 January 2017

    Child labour exploitation remains a huge problem in the country, Pia Gutierrez of the ABS-CBN News Channel’s The World Tonight tells us that aside from the underage issue, most child labourers work in hazardous conditions.

2016

  1. The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project: Making a Difference for Migrant Workers

    31 March 2016

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE project, with support of the Government of Canada, has made a significant and tangible impact on the governance of labour migration in the region and advanced the ASEAN regional integration agenda. The ultimate beneficiaries, the migrant workers themselves, make an enormous development contribution to the region. All stakeholders will benefit from protecting and promoting their rights. This video documents the key achievements of the ASEAN TRIANGLE Project from 2012 to 2016.

2015

  1. Decent work: An immediate response to Haiyan

    06 August 2015

    Almost 6 million workers were affected when Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines in November 2013. Of these, 2.6 million workers were already in vulnerable employment and living near or at the poverty line even before the super typhoon. The ILO immediately responded with livelihood and decent work at the forefront of its recovery efforts. With the support of the Governments of Norway and Japan, the Department for International Development (DFID) UK , and the International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), the ILO reached out to affected communities with social protection and programmes of emergency employment, local resource-based work, skills training, and enterprise development and recovery.

  2. Highlights of the ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) project culminating event

    06 August 2015

    The ILO Emergency Employment and Livelihood Recovery Project, for Super Typhoon Haiyan locally known as Yolanda, gathered donors, partners, and beneficiaries to conclude its disaster response work with a culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery after Haiyan (Yolanda)" on 6 August 2015. At the event participants shared key lessons and challenges in placing sustainable livelihood at the forefront of post-disaster relief, recovery, and development.

  3. ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) culminating event and panel on disaster response

    06 August 2015

    Introduction and panel 1 on Lessons across borders: Learnings from disaster response in Japan and the Philippines, the first panel discussion during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery after Haiyan (Yolanda)

  4. ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) panel on disaster response and livelihood

    06 August 2015

    Panel discussion 1 on Lessons across borders: Learnings from disaster response in Japan and the Philippines and Panel discussion 2 on Spearheading sustainability and liveli hood recovery through collaboration during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery following Haiyan"

  5. ILO Haiyan (Yolanda) on livelihood and social protection

    06 August 2015

    Panel discussion 2 on Spearheading sustainability and livelihood recovery through collaboration and Panel discussion 3 on Social protection in Haiyan disaster response during the culminating event "Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery following Haiyan"

  6. ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Campaign in Singapore: Development, Implementation and Results

    19 July 2015

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course is designed to be conducted for migrant workers from the ASEAN region. It has been piloted in Singapore and will soon be implemented in Malaysia and Thailand. This video shows how the financial literacy materials were developed, tested, and used.

  7. ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course: Enhancing the Development Contribution of Migrant Workers

    19 July 2015

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Financial Education Course is designed to be conducted for migrant workers from the ASEAN region. It has been piloted in Singapore and will soon be implemented in Malaysia and Thailand. This video will be shown to migrant workers during their post-arrival orientation in Singapore to encourage them to enhance their financial literacy skills.

  8. The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN

    12 July 2015

    he International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN gathers all official government sources of data on the stocks and flows of migrant workers within the region, as well as on ASEAN country nationals who work abroad. The data are published as 'special collection' on ILO's central ILOSTAT Database portal. The database is intended to facilitate evidence-based policymaking at the national, bilateral and international levels. The International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database for ASEAN is an initiative of ILO's Canadian Government-funded project on Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project).

  9. Preparation Meeting for the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    09 April 2015

    ASEAN Member States prepare for the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) and reflect on the contribution of the AFML to improve the protection of migrant workers.

  10. Rebuilding communities after Haiyan in Northern Cebu

    15 January 2015

    When Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit Northern Cebu it destroyed public and private infrastructure, wiped out livelihoods, and disrupted productive activities. The ILO focused its efforts on the industries of tourism, agriculture and construction, identified as key drivers of economic growth and stability in the typhoon-affected municipalities. The strategic approach was comprised of sub-projects under local public assets reconstruction, vocational skills training, and trade and enterprise development. The ILO’s work ensured a holistic livelihood recovery, building up communities for more sustainable development.