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Stories on work, peace and resilience

  1. 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.

  2. PROSPECTS in Sudan

    30 March 2021

  3. A future with hope, free from bonded labour

    24 March 2021

    Padma Kumari Tamata was born into a bonded labour family, in which debts are passed from one generation to the other. Her life has turned around following ILO-supported skills training in Nepal that aims to rehabilitate former victims of forced labour and empower vulnerable groups. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

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    Help needed for the “heroes” of the road

    19 March 2021

    Risks related to infection, theft and quarantine, combined with the closure of welfare facilities and other restrictions, have created complex social and economic issues for road transport drivers and companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. “Thank you” doesn’t pay the bills

    17 March 2021

    Globally, women still earn 20 per cent less than men on average for doing the same type of work. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to increase the gender pay gap even further, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, in a video message at an Equal Pay International Coalition event, taking place during the UN Commission on the Status of Women meetings in New York.

  6. From conflict to recovery: Promoting decent employment in Iraq

    16 March 2021

    The ILO established its first country coordination office in Baghdad a year ago. Maha Kattaa reflects on her first year in Iraq as country coordinator, and sheds light on how the ILO is working with its partners to promote employment opportunities and decent work in the country.

  7. Resilient women work hand in hand with the ILO to achieve decent work

    08 March 2021

    As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, we highlighted success stories from resilient Syrian and Jordanian women who have created a better life for themselves and their families with support and guidance from the ILO.

  8. Q&A with Corinne Vargha on the launch of the 2021 CEACR Report

    25 February 2021

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is one of the key elements of the ILO’s supervisory system for International Labour Standards. It is an independent body composed of 20 high-level legal experts, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO Member States. It has just published its annual report. ILO News discussed the main findings with Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department.

  9. Peace and resilience through decent work

    04 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the vulnerability of states that were already suffering from disaster and conflict. Even before this global health crisis, many were experiencing high rates of unemployment and poverty, leading to increased risk of social unrest.

  10. Course: Making finance work for refugees, IDPs and host communities

    29 January 2021

    The new training course “Making finance work for refugees, IDPs and host communities” is targeting managers of financial services providers FSPs that currently serve or consider serving refugees and host communities with financial services.