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Impact and people

2021

  1. Tapping into a flood resilient future in Sri Lanka

    03 June 2021

    Hugely valuable both economically and as a part of nature, Kithul (or Fishtail palm) trees support rural livelihoods and increase flood resilience in disaster prone areas of Sri Lanka. ILO is working with rural communities to keep Kithul farmers safe and this important industry alive.

  2. Powering more advanced apprenticeship systems in China

    03 June 2021

    With rapid changes in the labour market and the challenge of COVID-19, the ILO and China are working together to implement quality apprenticeships.

  3. Khuloud’s story: Addressing gender stereotypes and improving livelihoods through skills development

    01 June 2021

    The ILO is training Syrian and Lebanese youth in skills that are aligned with labour market needs while simultaneously promoting women’s inclusion in “non-traditional” courses for better employment opportunities.

  4. Social dialogue is a win-win in times of crisis

    05 May 2021

    Social dialogue is a key strategy for management and workers to find win-win solutions. One of the Better Work Indonesia (BWI) participating companies shows the benefits gained from social dialogues for both workers’ welfare and business continuity.

  5. Restarting with resilience

    26 April 2021

    A Value Chain Financing (VCF) model piloted by ILO as part of its COVID-19 response is helping Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) access working capital, and regain their footing

  6. From migrant worker to labour unionist

    21 April 2021

    Learning from her exploitative experiences as a migrant domestic worker, Dina Nuriyati has become a tireless labour advocate and unionist, promoting better protection and services for Indonesian migrant workers in all cycles of migration.

  7. Now I know the great feeling of having decent work

    16 April 2021

    Jordanian Omar Abu Noa’aj has struggled to find work for years due to his physical disability. Last year, an ILO employment centre helped him secure his first formal job at a garment factory, giving him a new sense of independence and purpose.

  8. © Martín González Caplan 2021

    Time to deliver: Decent work in digital labour platforms

    14 April 2021

    For digital platform workers, considered to be essential in many countries, the COVID-19 outbreak increased their vulnerability and lack of protection. The silver lining: with decent work, the pandemic could drive a positive digital transformation.

  9. Local communities benefiting from market linkages to agro-forestry areas in Timor-Leste

    14 April 2021

    The rural road project has benefited local communities, providing better access to markets, farms, public health, education and community services.

  10. Taking the harassment out of ridesharing in Nepal

    01 April 2021

    Ridesharing motorbike taxi services provide employment to thousands in Nepal, especially young people. A new partnership pilot between ILO and Fight Back Pvt. Ltd is helping raise awareness on occupational health and safety as well as sexual harassment during or after the ride.