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23 December 2019
It was a year of celebration, declarations and reaffirmation at the International Labour Organization as it marked 100 years in pursuit of social justice and decent work around the world. A look back at 2019 as the ILO looks to the future of work in its second century.
28 November 2019
Ridma Weerawardena, a Sri Lankan music idol, collaborates with ILO's music against child labour initiative.
13 February 2019
Video message from Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth
25 July 2018
The ILO defines green jobs as good for the environment, good for the economy and good for people. Watch this three-minute animation on how we can build a better, more sustainable future for women and men around the world by making our work greener.
01 August 2017
Currently in its third phase, the ILO Safe Labour Migration Programme in Sri Lanka contributes to promote safe and regular migration through improved policies and legal frameworks related to labour migration and better service provision to migrant workers and their families. The experiences of the planned interventions will feed and substantiate national, regional and global policy dialogue on Migration and Development.
31 May 2016
People in Sri Lanka's Northern Province have rebuilt their livelihoods in a more sustainable way. The farmers have diversified their crops from papayas to cassavas, passion fruits and okras. The fishermen will have steady incomes even during the closed season due to diversification.
22 March 2016
In his message for World Water Day, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, highlights the situation of the some 1.5 billion people who work in water, many of whom are not recognized for the work they do, nor protected by basic labour rights.
28 December 2015
This video demonstrate the pilot initiative took between ILO, NAITA and MAGA engineering to implement a pilot public private partnership for on the job training in the construction sector between
27 August 2015
The three-decade-long civil war in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province has left many vulnerable women and women-headed households. How to improve their livelihoods have been a big concern for the Sri Lankan government and the international community.
27 August 2015
People in Sri Lanka's Northern Province have move forward on their way to rebuild their livelihoods in a more sustainable way. The farmers have diversified their crops from papayas to cassavas, passion fruits and okras. The fishermen will have steady incomes even during the closed season because they’ve started environmentally-friendly sea farming.
01 June 2015
Saddis Kumar's mother works in a tea plantation in Sri Lanka and his father's health leaves him unable to work. Saddis was about to fall out of school and into child labour when an ILO project intervened.
31 March 2015
A small mobile App has relieved labour inspectors in Sri Lanka of heavy stacks of reports and record books and improved the efficiency, transparency and timeliness of the government service.
01 February 2015
Vadiveel Selvarathy is expecting a richer harvest of her "red lady" papayas, Sivaranjini Rameshkumar is about to finish another fishing boat, and Peter Rajan has just returned with a big catch of blue swimming crabs. Survivors of Sri Lanka’s three-decade civil war are seeing their lives improve day by day with help from the ILO's Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) Project, supported by the Australian Government
12 June 2014
The song for World Day Against Child Labour
30 August 2013
40 per cent of Sri Lankans under the age of 25. 86 per cent of Sri Lankans live in rural areas. The country's 26 years of civil war ended in 2009. How can the government ensure that there are fair and sustainable opportunities for the country's young people? Nilanthi Sugathadasa of the Ministry of Youth and Skills Development joins the show to discuss this.
12 September 2012
In Sri Lanka, recycling, and its associated occupations, are becoming more organized thanks to a collaboration between the ILO, municipal government, worker and employer organizations. The Waste Management Authority that manages Colombo's solid waste disposal is creating "green jobs" by formalizing the formerly 'freelance' waste pickers that collect plastics, metals and other materials for re-sale. Up to 4,000 waste pickers have received training by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to improve their methods of collection while raising awareness about protecting their health at work. Meantime, the ILO has been liaising with the tea and rubber plantation owners to buy bio-compost produced as a by-product of the WMA. Supported by the Australian Government - ILO Partnership Agreement (2010-2015) the outcomes are benefiting many in this transition to green jobs in Sri Lanka.
10 March 2010
This video is about the experiences gained by the project "Enterprise for Pro-poor growth", in facilitating local economic development through an integrated approach in Sri Lanka.
06 March 2008
A new report from the International Labour Organization shows that economic empowerment for women is vital for equal participation of women and men in the labour market and equal access to obtaining decent work. In Sri Lanka, Rupa Manel Silva is leading the way with a bank run by women for women.