Fragile states and disaster response

  1. Educated, empowered, inspired: HIV risk reduced

    16 May 2016

    A novel programme helped HIV vulnerable women in southern Africa build business to improve their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

  2. © ILO/Khalil Al Jermi 2019

    Irrigation projects aim to ease strain of Syria refugee crisis in Jordan

    25 March 2016

    A labour-intensive ILO initiative to develop water catchment and drip irrigation systems is playing a pivotal role in creating decent work opportunities in northern Jordan.

  3. Monrovia post Ebola: The quest for clean water and youth employment

    23 March 2016

    In the lead up to World Water Day, a new programme to strengthen the capacity of local communities in Liberia to improve sanitation highlights the importance of access to clean water.

  4. Carol Batchelor: Refugees need to be empowered through work

    21 March 2016

    Carol Batchelor, Director of the Division of International Protection at UNHCR, stressed how important it was for refugees to work and develop their skills so that when they return to their home countries they can contribute to the rebuilding of their societies. She spoke at a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.

  5. William Lacy Swing: Migration has always been overwhelmingly positive

    21 March 2016

    Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, made the case for understanding migrants as an engine for economic growth, particularly in countries across Europe faced with an aging workforce. He spoke at a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.

  6. Peter Sutherland: New responses needed for refugee crisis

    21 March 2016

    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration and Development, Peter Sutherland took the international system to task for its failed response to the refugee crisis. He spoke at a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.

  7. Guy Ryder: Refugee crisis requires global solutions including jobs

    21 March 2016

    Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, emphasized the need for policy responses to the refugee crisis that also help refugees obtain jobs and decent work. He spoke at a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.

  8. © Tasos Markou / NurPhoto 2019

    Global migration crisis: The world of work must be part of the solution

    21 March 2016

    Tweets from a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.

  9. © Alia Haju/ILO 2019

    Women in agriculture: Cooking their way to empowerment and visibility

    22 February 2016

    An ILO initiative in north Lebanon is training women on food preparation and marketing, to help them make a living, market excess produce, and carve a visible role for themselves in the agricultural sector.

  10. © ILO/ Awad Tawel 2019

    Syria: Donors must help host countries meet refugee crisis

    29 January 2016

    Jobs and employment are key in the global response to the Syria refugee crisis. Ahead of a donor Conference on supporting Syria in London, ILO chief Guy Ryder visited Jordan to examine first-hand the effects of the massive refugee influx on the labour market, and to discuss employment options for refugees and the communities that host them.