Fragile states and disaster response

  1. Video: In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour

    12 June 2017

    Conflicts and disasters have a devastating impact on people’s lives. They push millions of children into child labour or into the hands of traffickers. Working together, we can accelerate action to end child labour in areas affected by conflicts and disasters.

  2. Five things to know about the Committee on Employment and Decent Work for the Transition to Peace

    05 June 2017

    Azita Berar Awad, Director of the ILO's Employment Policy Department, explains why, during times of conflict and natural disaster, it's important to emphasize prevention, not only intervention.

  3. Five things to know about the Committee for Labour Migration

    02 June 2017

    Most international migrants today move for work and in the context of large movements of refugees and migrants that we see today, the governance of labour migration is more urgent than ever. This year’s committee at the 106th International Labour Conference will discuss this as well as fair recruitment in order to contribute to the UN global compacts on refugees and safe, orderly and regular migration.

  4. Syrian and Jordanian women find sweet success in training and employment project

    30 May 2017

    Flexible working hours are among the measures that can help boost employment of Syrian and Jordanian women in the sweets-making industry in Jordan.

  5. ILO online learning programme introduces Syrian refugees to their workplace rights in Jordan

    02 May 2017

    The programme is part of on-going efforts by the ILO to help formalize the work of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  6. Syria's refugees need our help, and so do the communities hosting them - ILO's Guy Ryder

    13 April 2017

    Over six years into the Syria conflict, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local communities hosting them are finding it difficult to cope with the dire economic and labour market challenges brought about by the influx of vast numbers of refugees. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visited Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley to meet first-hand some of those affected by the crisis.

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    Job skills boost confidence, build peace in Zamboanga

    24 January 2017

    ILO skills training programme provides decent work opportunities to people affected by the internal conflict in southern Philippines.

  8. Better skills and more formal employment for Syrian refugees

    29 November 2016

    A new ILO project supporting the objectives of the London Syria conference aims to build skills and formalize employment status among Syrian refugees in Jordan’s construction and agricultural sectors, and improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.

  9. ILO Turkey office provides skills training for 1,330 Syrian refugees and Turkish citizens

    29 September 2016

    A national plan and new investments needed to respond to the growing number of refugees, ILO Country Director says.

  10. Director-General of the ILO attends signing of peace agreement in Colombia

    21 September 2016

    Guy Ryder confirmed his presence in Cartagena on September 26 to sign the document which seeks to end more than five decades of armed conflict.