02 October 2019
Women are better educated and more active in the labour force than ever, and are increasingly working in managerial roles. Yet despite these gains, their representation in top positions in business still lags behind that of men.
05 September 2019
Timor-Leste needs to promote sustainable, inclusive employment and growth in its rural areas, where 70 per cent of the population live, if it is to achieve its development targets. To help, an ILO infrastructure project is finding work for women and those with disabilities in the agro-forestry sector.
04 September 2019
The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.
19 August 2019
An ILO News team went deep underground into one of the world’s most advanced mines to find out how technology has affected jobs, safety and the integration of women.
15 August 2019
An industry-based apprenticeship programme in Indonesia is creating employment opportunities for young workers and a new generation of workers for industry.
09 August 2019
2019 marks the ILO Centenary and the 30th anniversary of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). Listen to the voices of indigenous peoples from the Philippines.
01 August 2019
A worker-management committee has helped improve facilities for new mothers in one of Indonesia’s leading garment factories, while boosting productivity.
29 July 2019
The ILO’s Green enterPrize helps support green and growth-oriented small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zimbabwe. Several winners say the competition has been a big help for their companies.
19 July 2019
An ILO partnership with a major cocoa buyer and an insurance company saved the day for a family of cocoa farmers. Their story shows the difference microinsurance can make for some of the most vulnerable people.
11 July 2019
A group of Syrian and Jordanian women who received ILO support to set up a joint business venture producing and selling sweets and other foods, have found success.