22 September 2009
After 14 years of conflict, Liberia is on the road to recovery. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has joined forces with the government and the private sector to help kick start the economy with a road building programme, where nearly half the workers are women.
Link to Madmundo video of High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: A Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa"
01 December 2008
11 July 2008
In December 2001 Argentina was thrown into the worst financial crisis of its history. In response to the massive unemployment that ensued, the International Labour Organization, with funding from Italian Cooperation, is working with the Argentine government to adapt job training to meet the needs of emerging sectors, like Argentina’s tourism industry. (in Spanish)
10 July 2008
In December 2001 Argentina was thrown into the worst financial crisis of its history. In response to the massive unemployment that ensued, the International Labour Organization is working with the government to adapt job training to meet the needs of emerging sectors, like Argentina’s tourism industry.
30 June 2008
After years of conflict, Liberia is on a new path to recovery. A wide array of multi-lateral agencies, including the International Labour Organization are on the scene to help. These efforts include the building of a road, which will link villages in Mount Barclay to the main market town. Not only will this stimulate the local agricultural economy, the labour-based construction method is also creating much needed jobs, as ILO TV reports.
09 July 2007
19 October 2006
Out of the destruction and tragedy of the December 2004 Tsunami, people like Asriana have overcome grief and financial ruin to start life anew. A business training course run by the ILO in Banda Aceh, has helped Asriana develop her business skills and turn a donut-making enterprise into a success.
28 July 2006
When the Tsunami hit the north east shore of Sumatra ten percent of the road network in Aceh province in Indonesia was destroyed. Local resource-based road works projects give much needed employment and re-connect isolated coastline communities to the city of Banda Aceh and beyond. ILO TV explains:
95th session of the International Labour Conference, 2006
"Papa na come": Liberia rises from the ashes, exchanges guns for jobs
07 June 2006
Fourteen years of civil war killed 250,000 of the 5 million Liberians, displaced most of the others, quadrupled the number of people living with HIV/AIDS and left the country with a US$3.5 billion external debt.
06 January 2006
On the morning of 26 December 2004 a massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered a series of tsunami waves that struck the coastal regions of Asia and Africa. In Asia, the coastal areas of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand bore the brunt of the damage. The ILO, together with the governments, employers' and workers' organizations in these four countries has been engaged in its largest-ever income generation and employment creation effort, helping to restore the livelihoods of people affected. To mark the first year after the disaster the ILO has documented the lives of those people affected by the disaster and their efforts to get back to work quickly and rebuild their lives