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Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. Employment and decent work can contribute to peace and social cohesion during the COVID-19 crisis

    24 September 2020

    Countries that are already experiencing fragility, conflict, climate change and forced displacement will continue to face multiple burdens as results of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ILO calls for more peaceful and resilient societies through the promotion of employment and decent work.

  2. Workers help clear Beirut explosion wreckage under ILO programme

    09 September 2020

    ILO's Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) creates 200 decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees, 15 per cent of whom are women, in efforts to restore livelihoods and support the clear-up operation in Beirut.

  3. © Shayan Ali Khan 2020

    Community changemakers help Pakistan’s migrant workers avoid exploitation

    09 September 2020

    An ILO project in Pakistan is raising awareness among prospective migrant workers about safe labour migration.

  4. Clean water for life and livelihoods amid pandemic

    01 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for clean water to prevent infection, while making it more difficult for some remote and vulnerable communities to access supplies. In the Philippines, an ILO-Japan project is developing better water supply systems, providing local jobs and promoting safe and healthy working conditions.

  5. First person: COVID-19 stories from the world of work

    30 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we could hardly have imagined. Everyone has been affected and everyone has a story to share. See some of their stories here.

  6. Singapore establishes crew facilitation centre and Singapore shipping tripartite alliance resilience fund for safe crew change

    28 August 2020

  7. Guiding principles: Access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market

    27 August 2020

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    Looking back to look forward: What does the next normal look like?

    27 August 2020

    Crises, such as that caused by COVID-19, bring change. What can previous crises tell us about how those changes are likely to manifest themselves?

  9. ILO supports Beirut explosion clearing efforts through decent job creation

    17 August 2020

    After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th, the International Labour Organization has mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process create decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees.

  10. A universal commitment to end child labour

    07 August 2020

    The universal ratification of Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour by all 187 ILO member States reflects a global commitment to protect children all around the world. With COVID-19 threatening to reverse 20 years of progress, implementation of the Convention is needed more than ever.