• A small dam brings a village back to life

    International Day of Rural Women

    Saida Zouaoui, who lives in Tunisia, was sad to see people leaving the countryside. She has always wanted to carry on her father's legacy, building dams in the Berber tradition. With courage and determination, she convinced the local authorities to support her idea. Today, the municipality of Galâa-Maaden-Forgsan has a dam that benefits both farmers and the local community.

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    The world needs a global accelerator for jobs and social protection

    Annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group

    In a statement to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned of a two-track recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and emphasized the need to increase investments in universal social protection, decent work and a just green transition. 

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  • Action needed at COP26 to reduce the risk of natural disasters

    International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Natural disasters threaten to wipe out years of development progress in some areas of the world. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls for greater global cooperation to reduce natural disaster risk and provide support to those impacted by climate change and natural disasters.

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    New code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries

    Experts from governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations gathered at the ILO have adopted a code of practice for the apparel industry. More than 60 million workers around the globe will benefit from concrete guidance on improving safety and health in one of the world’s oldest manufacturing sectors.

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