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Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. Tunisia develops its social and solidarity economy

    26 May 2022

    In Tunisia, the ILO is working to develop the social and solidarity economy, particularly for young people and women in rural areas. Projects include JEUN’ESS, funded by the European Union and FORTER'ESS funded by the government of Canada. ILO project officer, Youssef Belhassen Fennira, explains.

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    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    20 May 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.

  3. New water system promotes peace, decent work in Maguindanao

    17 May 2022

    Women and former combatants from Datu Piang, Maguindanao built a water system that will benefit 95 households. The ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project trained and engaged local communities as workers to build a water system, which contributed to providing jobs and promoting peace in the Bangsamoro region.

  4. Former combatants partner for safe water, peace in Mindanao

    17 May 2022

    Former combatants trained as construction workers built a level II water system with 22 tap stands under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro region. More than a thousand households and a nearby school with hundred of children gain access to safe and clean water.

  5. Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

  6. Sustainable Financing for Peacebuilding

    12 May 2022

  7. Improve the lives of labour migrants in Central America

    09 May 2022

    Labour Migration Specialist, Noortje Denkers describes the ILO's work on labour migration across Central America, including the development of public policy and the promotion of employment for labour migrants and refugees.

  8. ILO and PROSPECTS delegation visit projects that promote decent work in Iraq

    15 April 2022

    Visit included meeting workers, youth and trade union representatives in Dohuk.

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    ILO and IMO call for urgent action on seafarers stranded in Ukraine following Russian aggression

    08 April 2022

    An estimated 1,000 seafarers are currently stranded in Ukrainian ports and waters with dwindling vital supplies.

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    Child labour in Myanmar’s jade mines is a deadly gamble

    08 April 2022

    More than 160 million children are still in child labour around the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to reverse years of progress, the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour will be taking place in Durban, South Africa, 15–20 May. More than 4,000 delegates will discuss good practices, identify gaps and the urgent measures that are needed to help children like Min Min, who works in Myanmar’s jade mines.