1. Social protection

    Building a social protection system that reflects the realities of women's lives in Viet Nam: An interview with Cao Thi Hong Minh

    02 April 2024

    Cao Thi Hong Minh works at the Viet Nam Women's Union. She is at the forefront of her union’s work, in partnership with the ILO, to train hundreds of its members in advocacy and in gender-sensitive social protection systems across Viet Nam.

  2. Video

    Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Southern Iraq

    08 March 2024

    At the core of entrepreneurship lies empowerment. As the world marks International Women's Day, we witness the determination of women in southern Iraq firsthand, and join them as they celebrate victories, both big and small. Through collaboration and support networks, they equip each other with tools and knowledge while embracing sustainability and eco-friendly practices. This initiative was made possible through funding by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Iraq and implementation by the ILO, demonstrating our joint commitment to empowering women and fostering sustainable entrepreneurship in the region.

  3. Video

    Meet the winners of the Skill Innovation Challenge in India

    26 February 2024

    ILO, in partnership with UNICEF/YuWaah, with the support of the Government of Flanders, selected four winners for the Skills Innovation Challenge Call in India. The winning organizations will receive grant (USD20,000) and technical support to implement proposed projects.

  4. © ILO 2024


    ILO and the Government of Ukraine working towards recovery and decent work in the war-torn country

    22 February 2024

    As the war against Ukraine enters its third year, the ILO and the government of Ukraine are working towards setting the country on a path of recovery and development, through a newly agreed-upon strategy that invests in people, creates quality employment and sustainable enterprises, and improves labour market governance. Watch to find out more.

  5. Work based learning

    Shifting gears – Sri Lanka’s women crane operators

    25 January 2024

    Upeksha, Nimasha, Ruchini, and Nethmi are among the handful of women transfer crane operators in Sri Lanka's Colombo port. They are participants of ILO supported work-based training programme that's empowering women break stereotypes and take up careers in the largely male dominated maritime industry.

  6. Entrepreneurship

    5 booming industries for entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

    19 January 2024

    Capitalising on the right opportunity and the right time is key to succeeding as an entrepreneur. For youth looking to run their own business, here's a quick snapshot of 5 industries in Sri Lanka that have immense growth potential.

  7. Entrepreneurship

    Your burning questions on entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka answered by experts

    19 January 2024

    Being an aspiring youth entrepreneur can be daunting! Randhula de Silva - Founder and CEO of GoodLife X, and Dr Nirmal De Silva - Entrepreneur, Strategy Consultant and Associate Professor in Business, break down the A, B, Cs of starting your own business, and succeeding as a youth entrepreneur in Sri Lanka.

  8. Video

    ILO SCORE programme makes strides in Jordan's agri-food sector

    18 January 2024

    Under the ILO PROSPECTS in Jordan, the ILO Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme has been piloted across small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country's agri-food sector.

  9. Video

    Comprehensive Skills Training and Veterinary Services Elevate Lebanon's Dairy Farms for Decent Work

    20 December 2023

  10. Skills for migrant workers

    Unlocking new horizons – Enhancing skills of Sri Lankan migrant workers

    18 December 2023

    For many Sri Lankan returnee and aspirant migrant workers acquiring new skills create new possibilities for stable, and better paying decent work opportunities. ILO supported training programme focused on the care sector is opening a world of opportunities for secure employment and safe migration pathways.

  11. Small enterprises

    Promoting sustainable enterprises in India

    29 November 2023

    This video provides an overview of Promoting Sustainable Enterprises in India (PSEI) objective, key intervention strategies, and a few results. It captures the voice of key partners and stakeholders in PSEI project from Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

  12. ILO in action

    Providing therapy to all, including traumatized refugees and earthquake survivors

    10 November 2023

    Jin Dawod survived the horrors of the Syrian war and today lives in Türkiye where she founded Peace Therapist, an online platform that puts its users in contact with therapists who can support them in their native language, including by providing free therapy for all, including refugees traumatized by war as well as earthquake survivors.

  13. ILO in action

    Breaking barriers to bring pride to her country

    03 November 2023

    In Sri Lanka, Upeksha Madushani Maduthilaka is receiving on the job training in the Colombo Port as a transfer crane operator, a traditionally male dominated job. Thanks to the National Union of Sea Farers and with the support of the ILO and the Government of Japan, she aspires to become one of the best crane operators in South Asia and in doing so, bring pride to her country.

  14. World Tourism Day

    "We need to rethink tourism so the earth can heal"

    26 September 2023

    Hear Chalana Perera, who advises clients on ‘regenerative tourism’ – which moves away from exploitative tourism practices, while improving the environment and communities.

  15. Video

    “This initiative has opened up the opportunity for me to access a loan so I can expand my business and cultivate more land” - Najim’s story

    11 September 2023

    Najim is a young Iraqi farmer who recently completed a financial education training with the ILO under its financial inclusion initiative implemented by PROSPECTS. The initiative is also helping Najim access a bank loan so he can cultivate more land and expand his business.

  16. Video

    Promoting rights at work for youth in Iraq

    20 August 2023

    The ILO, together with Rwanga Foundation are promoting the rights at work for youth in Iraq, to ensure that young women and men from host, refugee or internally displaced communities are better equipped with skills to exercise their rights and ensure they are aware of their responsibilities in the workplace.

  17. Forced labour

    Joint labour inspection to prevent forced labour in Indonesia’s fishing sector

    28 July 2023

    The video features the importance of joint labour inspection at Indonesian fishing sector to ensure the labour rights of fishers and to prevent forced labour at sea.

  18. Video

    New on-line application developed to facilitate implementation of Emergency Employment Programmes in Yemen

    20 July 2023

    The new application, developed by the Public Works Project (PWP) in Yemen in collaboration with the ILO will consolidate data from the field on Emergency Employment Programmes, to improve monitoring, reporting and follow-up on projects through their different phases of implementation.

  19. Campaign

    Drogba warns about African footballers’ dreams that turn into nightmares

    05 July 2023

    Ivorian football star, Didier Drogba, has warned young, aspiring African footballers about the dangers of exploitation and human trafficking – part of a campaign run by the ILO, the International Federation of Professional Footballers’ Associations (FIFPRO) and the Didier Drogba Foundation. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks facing young footballers hoping to realize their dreams of playing in the big leagues abroad.

  20. International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives improve the lives of people through equity: ILO DG’s video message for the International Day of Cooperatives featured in India

    01 July 2023

    ILO DG’s video address at the 17th Indian Cooperative Congress.