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Stories on work, peace and resilience

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    Precarious workers pushed to the edge by COVID-19

    20 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all workers in some way. Those on precarious contracts or in non-standard employment are even harder hit, as many have no access to sick pay, unemployment insurance or other critical protections.

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    Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    09 March 2020

    Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

  3. It’s possible to break the working poverty vicious circle

    28 February 2020

    Put yourselves in the shoes of a vulnerable worker: You have a job but you struggle to make ends meet. You want to improve your skills so you can get a better job but it’s impossible because you are too busy working. How can you break this working poverty vicious circle?

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    Hard data needed on disability and work

    19 February 2020

    "The ILO is committed to drive the discussion on disability inclusion. Measuring and monitoring progress will be vital if we are to go beyond words," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  5. Justices of the Peace, allies in the fight against forced labour in Peru

    17 February 2020

    As part of its efforts to eliminate forced labour in Peru’s Amazon region, the ILO is working in collaboration with the most affected communities.

  6. Water for jobs, peace and schooling

    12 February 2020

    School children stand to benefit from an ILO project that aims to promote peace and create jobs in a previously conflict-ridden region of the Philippines.

  7. © John Isaac / UN Photo 2020

    Urgent action needed to tackle poverty and inequalities facing indigenous peoples

    03 February 2020

    Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are still more likely to be poor and face particular hardships in the world of work.

  8. What do you know about inequality in your country?

    20 January 2020

    The gap between rich and poor is larger than we thought. The "World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020" report has identified major blind spots in our understanding of inequality.

  9. Inclusion and diversity in the labour market: A call for LGBT labour statistics

    09 December 2019

    Equal opportunities for employment and equal treatment in employment are a key part of decent work. For LGBT+ workers facing labour market discrimination around the world, this is far from a reality. But in order to know the extent and forms of this discrimination, we need labour statistics on LGBT+ people.

  10. Employment and Peacebuilding for ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon

    06 October 2019

    Under the framework of the ILO/UNDP/UNICEF project, entitled “Employment and Peacebuilding: Building Bridges Amongst ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon” funded by the Peacebuilding Fund, the ILO provided Lebanese and Syrian refugee youth with non-financial and financial support for the establishment of Lebanese-Syrian joint-income generating initiatives as a way to create employment opportunities and decrease tension among host communities and Syrian refugees.