How data can protect workers’ health and lives
28 April 2017
This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.
Post war resilience: New skills bring better incomes for Sri Lankan women
01 September 2016
An ILO and Australian Government project is increasing economic resilience and prosperity in post-war Sri Lanka.
Diversity brings prosperity in Northern Sri Lanka
01 June 2016
The ILO and Australian government are working to reduce vulnerability and strengthen market networks for Sri Lankan smallholders.
Women at Work – Trends 2016
08 March 2016
Gender gap in labour force participation has declined only marginally. Joni Simpson, Senior Specialist on Gender, Equality & Non-Discrimination, explains the report findings including wage gaps and some of the specific challenges that prevent women in Asia and the Pacific from contributing fully to the economy and society.
Sri Lanka: From dream to work
01 March 2016
A new ILO project helps people find decent jobs in areas of Sri Lanka that were affected by civil war.
The way back to school
31 May 2015
Saddis Kumar's mother works in a tea plantation in Sri Lanka. His father is unable to work due to a health problem. Saddis was about to fall into child labour, but then the ILO intervened. Read his story.
Technology lightens the load for factory inspector
01 April 2015
‘LISA’ App on a tablet makes the job of a labour inspector in Colombo easier and helps monitor cases and ensure compliance with labour laws.
Peace, prosperity and papayas
02 February 2015
Her papaya crop is paying off for a widowed farmer helped by the ILO-supported LEED program, which has boosted business in fisheries, construction and agriculture.
Bold move in Sri Lanka lets people with HIV get health coverage
07 July 2014
For the first time, leading insurance firms in Sri Lanka will cover HIV-related medical costs. The move – spearheaded by the ILO – means increased access to treatment and a better quality of life for HIV-positive patients and their families.
ILO helps Sri Lanka war victims pick up the pieces
02 January 2013
Fishermen who lost their boats during Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war are back at sea. Farmers are learning to get better yields and war widows are running businesses. A look at how an ILO project is helping victims of the bitter conflict.