Articles

2019

  1. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | LESOTHO - “The training provided me with clarity on most of the issues that I took for granted as a veteran labour inspector”

    15 August 2019

    An ILO project provided training for labour inspectors to improve their work but also to make inspections more relevant within the national context.

  2. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | EGYPT - “The new organic fertilizer has led to better fruit and vegetable crops.”

    14 August 2019

    An Egyptian farm owner explains how an ILO biogas pilot project made it possible for him to both increase productivity and improve the environment.

  3. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | KENYA - “Green jobs are essential to economic growth and the reduction of unemployment”

    13 August 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya (ILO News) – Forty-year-old entrepreneur, Magdalene Saitoti, is among the Kenyans to benefit from a project aimed at creating green jobs in the building industry, reducing poverty in pastoralist communities and strengthening the country’s resilience to climate change.

  4. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | UGANDA - “I have taken the HIV test. Now I encourage my co-workers to do the same”

    13 August 2019

    A road construction supervisor has been trained by the ILO to promote HIV counselling and testing among workers in a particularly vulnerable sector.

  5. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | LIBERIA - “With a healthy environment, people’s health improves too”

    31 July 2019

    Village elder David Wolo was among the people from a poor neighbourhood in Monrovia who benefitted from an ILO project part of the post-Ebola recovery strategy.

  6. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | ESWATINI - “The workplace is an effective entry point for HIV prevention”

    31 July 2019

    Themba Malinga decided to get tested for HIV after attending an ILO HIV prevention session at his workplace.

  7. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | ETHIOPIA - “I always wanted to produce locally and sale globally”

    31 July 2019

    A successful businesswoman from Ethiopia who benefitted from ILO training explains how she managed to deploy local resources while creating a market-leading global brand.

  8. Zimbabwe: The rewards of going green

    29 July 2019

    The ILO’s Green enterPrize helps support green and growth-oriented small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zimbabwe. Several winners say the competition has been a big help for their companies.

  9. Exceeding production targets through waste reduction in Ghana

    28 July 2019

    Participation in SCORE Training enabled Carmeuse Lime Products Ghana Ltd. to reduce waste and exceed production targets, while stepping up on safety issues and improving environmental impact.

  10. Kerryn Krige, ILO DWT/CO-Pretoria

    22 July 2019

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  11. A quantum leap for Gender Equality, for a better Future of Work for all

    19 July 2019

    South Africa on the road to ratification of Convention 190

  12. © Nestlé 2019

    Microinsurance saves the day for cocoa farmers

    19 July 2019

    An ILO partnership with a major cocoa buyer and an insurance company saved the day for a family of cocoa farmers. Their story shows the difference microinsurance can make for some of the most vulnerable people.

  13. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | SOUTH AFRICA - “I can get a salary every month instead of depending on the social grant”

    16 July 2019

    The Expanded Public Works programme supported by the ILO provided job opportunities to many people from the province of Northern Cape who had been unemployed for months.

  14. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | MALAWI – “The ILO project will contribute to the elimination of child labour in Malawi’s tea and coffee supply chains”

    16 July 2019

    Malawi is one of the six countries covered by a new ILO project to accelerate the elimination of child labour in African supply chains. It is likely to have a major impact on thousands of children’s lives throughout the country.

  15. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | DJIBOUTI – ETHIOPIA – ERITREA – KENYA – SOMALIA – SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN – UGANDA - “Improving labour mobility and regional integration can boost decent work and economic growth in the IGAD region”

    16 July 2019

    The ILO is implementing a project to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD countries.

  16. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | GHANA “I stopped working at the mine, I want to study more and become an artist”

    16 July 2019

    An ILO project in Ghana’s artisanal mining communities is helping to reduce child labour and open up opportunities for education for vulnerable children.

  17. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | EGYPT - “The ILO project will contribute to the elimination of child labour in Egypt’s cotton supply chain”

    16 July 2019

    CAIRO, June 17, 2019 – Egypt is one of the six countries covered by a new ILO project to accelerate the elimination of child labour in African supply chains. It is likely to have a major impact on thousands of children’s lives throughout the country.

  18. « 100 YEARS – 100 LIVES » | ZAMBIA - “I turned my farm into an agribusiness and now I am an example in my community”

    16 July 2019

    Farming is a major source of livelihoods in rural Zambia, but a lack of skills and knowledge often limits young farmers to subsistence agriculture. However, 27-year-old Felix Mulenga still managed to turn his farm into a real business thanks to an ILO project.

  19. PAGE South Africa validates selected indicators to track it's progress towards a Greener Economy

    12 July 2019

    Green Economy

  20. Dreams of Gold

    12 June 2019

    Creating a virtual reality film of child gold miners in Ghana exposed cameraman Damien Riunaud to the realities of this brutal, dangerous work, and the importance of the ILO’s campaign to end it.