Coconuts, commitment and changing circumstances
07 December 2020
Coco chips are widely used by farmers and gardeners. The ILO’s LEED+ project works with the private sector and local communities in Sri Lanka to develop coco chips as a mutually beneficial business.
Sweet dreams are made of sugar and spice
03 December 2019
The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: Women of the Northern Province are stimulating a culture of entrepreneurship
Disability – why your opinion is important
22 November 2019
Persons with disabilities are too often judged by what they are not rather than what they are, says Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin. The deaf film star is calling for support for a campaign against #invalidopinions that is being launched during the Global Business and Disability Network meeting at the ILO from 21–22 November.
Water is wealth for Sri Lankan farmers
05 November 2019
The legacy of conflict combined with climate change brought drought and impending disaster to northern Sri Lankan farmers. An ILO project helped to restore water and put them back on the road to a more prosperous life.
My father, the migrant worker
31 October 2019
The money sent by migrants workers to their loved ones back home support their families and the wider economy. For ILO officer, Asmi Mustafa, remittances helped him achieve his dreams.
Sri Lankan women making waves in local industry
05 November 2018
With determination, detergent and the support of the ILO project promoting local empowerment through economic development in Sri Lanka, a group of women-headed households have gained social and economic power.
Labour rights: The means to tackle human trafficking
27 July 2018
Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the regional director for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Asia and the Pacific. The ILO currently has nine programmes against forced labour and human trafficking worldwide, four of them are in Asia and the Pacific.
All-female cooperative brings women farmers to the fore in Sri Lanka
22 March 2018
Cooperatives have enjoyed success in Sri Lanka. By banding together, farmers and fishermen have been able to access markets, enjoy the advantages of collective purchasing and marketing, tap credit facilities and access social welfare programs.
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.
How to get more young people into better jobs
10 August 2017
New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.