Impact stories

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  1. Clean water for life and livelihoods amid pandemic

    01 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for clean water to prevent infection, while making it more difficult for some remote and vulnerable communities to access supplies. In the Philippines, an ILO-Japan project is developing better water supply systems, providing local jobs and promoting safe and healthy working conditions.

  2. Social dialogue, a key to business survival and resilience in Viet Nam

    13 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on Viet Nam’s garment, footwear and handbag industry, with almost one-in-four workers losing their jobs. The ILO in Viet Nam has been supporting its partners to foster social dialogue in businesses, to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable workers.

  3. Industry-school partnership gives better opportunity for youth to decent jobs

    06 July 2020

    The ILO’s latest survey reveals the voices of Indonesian youth on transitioning from school to work. It is already a tough challenge to make transition into decent employment for youth even in best economic times. It is even tougher during the crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Reaching women migrant workers in Malaysia amid the COVID-19 health crisis

    19 June 2020

    Support to undocumented workers during the pandemic is particularly challenging due to their migration status and language barrier. ILO Safe and Fair Programme helped undocumented migrant workers in Malaysia to have access to support and services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  5. Knowledge helps Indonesian fishers survive the pandemic and prevent human trafficking

    17 June 2020

    Fishing is one of the sectors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fishers do not only lose their livelihoods but also face a greater risk of human trafficking. The ILO and its partners raise their awareness for better protection and prevention.

  6. How skills training transformed Taslima’s life

    23 May 2020

    Skills 21 project is a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the International Labour Organization (ILO), funded by the European Union. The project seeks to increase productivity and employment opportunities through an environmentally conscious, inclusive, demand-driven, and interlinked skills development system responding to the needs of the labour market.

  7. Online youth engagement to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    05 May 2020

    One of the ILO’s OSH youth champions manages and organizes a weekly livestreamed talkshow to engage Indonesian youth to better protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. © P.Q. Hung / UN Women Viet Nam 2020

    Viet Nam’s new Labour Code moves from protecting to empowering women

    07 March 2020

    Vietnamese women have long played an important role in the economy. Now the new Labour Code aims to ensure they receive a fair reward for their contribution, by tackling gender equality and workplace discrimination.

  9. The journey of a young, inspiring woman to promote inclusivity and women in STEM

    20 February 2020

    Her passion for technology and her determination to promote inclusivity has pushed Hastu Wijayasri to break layers of barriers as a woman in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and as a person with disability. She has been active sharing her life journey as inspiration.

  10. Water for jobs, peace and schooling

    12 February 2020

    School children stand to benefit from an ILO project that aims to promote peace and create jobs in a previously conflict-ridden region of the Philippines.