Fragile states and disaster response

  1. WESO 2016: Our World Today

    20 January 2016

    The weak growth of 2015, coupled with slowdowns in major economies, spells trouble for the world of work in over the next few years. ILO researchers Veronica Escudero and Sameer Khatiwada lay out the challenges world economies will face by 2017. (Closed Captions available)

  2. WESO 2016: Our World Tomorrow

    20 January 2016

    The world of work faces significant challenges in the coming decade, with technological shifts, population aging and struggling economies changing the way we work. ILO researchers Sameer Khatiwada and Veronica Escudero lay out the future trends of 2016 and beyond. (Closed Captions available)

  3. © Salvatore Valastro 2019

    Global unemployment projected to rise in both 2016 and 2017

    19 January 2016

    Despite falling unemployment levels in some developed economies, new ILO analysis - World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) - shows the global job crisis is not likely to end, especially in emerging economies.

  4. Sri Lankans rebuild livelihoods with new skills

    21 December 2015

    Sri Lanka's 26 year civil war not only killed thousands of people; it devastated the economy, ruining lives and destroying livelihoods. Ever since the war ended in 2009, Sri Lankans have been trying to rebuild not only their lives, but also their means of making a living. A new initiative by the ILO is helping them make that happen. (Closed Captions available)

  5. New services help Vanuatu recover from Cyclone Pam

    01 December 2015

    As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, the ILO is helping Vanuatu to rebuild stronger and greener to better prepare for future storms.

  6. How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work

    23 November 2015

    In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and as climate change exacerbates weather-related disasters around the globe, the ILO is working with local communities to make them more resilient to future storms. At the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), the ILO will advocate that the climate change and decent work agendas are mutually supportive.

  7. © Evan Schneider / UN 2019

    How workers' cooperatives can help tackle the refugee crisis

    09 November 2015

    On 8-10 November, an international conference in Turkey discussed, among other issues, ways in which cooperatives can help the growing number of refugees and migrants in today’s world. ILO News spoke with Simel Esim, head of the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

  8. © Alex Berger 2019

    Zambia: How to tackle four development goals in a single project

    31 August 2015

    A new ILO-FAO agricultural employment project underway in Zambia aims to create 3000 additional decent jobs for rural youth, increase their incomes and tackle nutritional deficiencies. In so doing, it works towards four of the new sustainable development goals.

  9. ERA Stories: Proving Women Can

    22 August 2015

    When Rosa Sarmento announced to her husband that she was would be a community overseer on a road building project for a difficult and mountainous road in her village of Metagou, she might have well announced that she was flying to the moon.

  10. ERA Stories: Opening up remote communities in Timor-Leste

    21 August 2015

    Sitting on a brand new motorbike, in front of his newly constructed house, Gilberto Baptista, a busy motorcycle taxi driver, admits he owes all his recent good fortune to the newly rehabilitated Leohitu road, Timor-Leste.