Fragile states and disaster response

  1. © Tabitha Ross 2019

    Refugee crisis: Child Labour in agriculture on the rise in Lebanon

    12 July 2016

    Host to hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled the war in neighbouring Syria, Lebanon has witnessed a rise in child labour in recent years, largely in the hazardous agricultural sector.

  2. Helping Syrian refugees formalize their work status through cooperatives

    26 June 2016

    The ILO is working with agricultural cooperatives to help Syrian refugees obtain work permits during a three-month grace period announced by the government of Jordan, in a further step to improve access of Syrian refugees to the formal labour market.

  3. © Presidencia Colombia / JD Tena 2019

    ILO Director-General congratulates Colombia for "historic step" towards peace

    24 June 2016

    Guy Ryder says that the Havana bilateral and definitive ceasefire agreement to end hostilities and lay down arms will bring opportunities and challenges, including employment, and that the ILO stands ready to assist.

  4. © Herald Post 2019

    Who cares for the carers?

    16 June 2016

    On International Domestic Workers’ Day, some good news on protecting vulnerable workers in the home - An OP-ED on the Domestic Workers Convention by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.

  5. Fragile States – Working their way back to resilience and peace

    10 June 2016

    Nearly 1.5 billion people live in countries where they face violence or “fragile” situations on a daily basis. Another 200 million people cope with the slow or sudden onset of disasters. How does work help people transition from fragility to security, peace and resilience? The ILO's Karen Naets-Sekiguchi discusses with Azita Berar-Awad from the Employment Policy Department of the ILO, and Aeneas Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa.

  6. Diversity brings prosperity in Northern Sri Lanka

    01 June 2016

    The ILO and Australian government are working to reduce vulnerability and strengthen market networks for Sri Lankan smallholders.

  7. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visits Harran District in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province

    25 May 2016

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder visits Harran District in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province and meets with Syrian refugees in the camp to hear some of their needs and concerns.

  8. Crisis response through jobs and employment

    25 May 2016

    Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Coordinator of the ILO’s Fragile States and Disaster Response Group introduces the work of the 'Committee on employment and decent work for the transition to peace' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed Captions available)

  9. Syrian refugees in Turkey train for better jobs with their host communities

    23 May 2016

    Syrian refugees and members of the host community are taking part in Turkish language courses and vocational training programmes to increase their employability. These programmes in Turkey are being implemented by local partners with support from the ILO to improve livelihoods and decent work opportunities for both communities. (Closed Captions available)

  10. Decent work key to ending poverty

    18 May 2016

    To help close the poverty gap, quality jobs along with social protection must play a central role. ILO economists Steven Tobin and Veda Narasimhan discuss this year’s ILO World Employment and Social Outlook report “Transforming jobs to end poverty".