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  1. Our impact, their voices

    Improved farming skills help local farmers of West Papua strengthening local economy and food security

    06 December 2021

    Local farmers in Teluk Mubri Village, North Manokwari, West Papua are now able to increase their productivity and income during the pandemic. The Introduction to proper and sustainable farming methods by the ILO’s skills training programme, as part of the UN joint programme, has helped them improving their farming skills.

  2. © Wang Yihong / ILO 2022


    I will not let blindness define me

    03 December 2021

    Bi Qiting, known as ‘Small Wolf’, lost her sight aged 14. Overcoming many obstacles, she is now training to become a swimming instructor in Guangzhou, in the south of China.

  3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

    Ady Barkan and Bradley Whitford: Raise your voice for disability inclusion

    03 December 2021

    On international Day of Persons with Disabilities, lawyer and activist Ady Barkan, and actor and producer, Bradley Whitford show solidarity with the ILO to call on countries to uphold the rights and improve inclusion of persons with disabilities.

  4. Press release

    UNICEF and ILO in partnership with the European Union launch a new national disability allowance to provide cash support to people with disabilities living in Lebanon

    02 December 2021

  5. Publication

    World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Regional companion report for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

    30 November 2021

    This regional companion report for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2021–22. Social Protection at the Crossroads – in Pursuit of a Better Future. The regional companion report first gives a global perspective that is taken from the main report and outlines recent developments in social protection systems worldwide. It then highlights key developments, challenges and priorities for social protection in the MENA region.

  6. Publication

    How to promote disability inclusion in programmes to prevent, address and eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work

    30 November 2021

    This information note promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in programmes to prevent, address and eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work. It is aimed at everyone in the world of work and, in particular, at government officials, members of trade unions and representatives of workers’ organizations, and enterprises and their representative organizations. It is relevant in applying the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and Violence and Harassment Recommendation, 2019 (No. 206).

  7. ILO in Action

    We open opportunities for persons with disability in the workplace

    16 November 2021

    ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Pauline Swagi, speaks from Nairobi about the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) programme, which is developing, testing, and sharing effective ways to engage and retain persons with disabilities in waged employment in the private sector in Kenya. The programme is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK and is implemented in Kenya and Bangladesh.

  8. © Vitor Marinho 2022

    Social protection

    ILO reaches ratification target for landmark social security Convention

    08 November 2021

    Paraguay has become the 60th country to ratify the flagship ILO social security Convention, No.102, reaching a target set in 2012 by the ILO’s Governing Body.

  9. Article

    Entrepreneurial skills empower women of East Nusa Tenggara to build businesses

    04 November 2021

    Women in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) benefit from the ILO training programmes held with its partners. The women participants are able to increase their incomes and realize their dreams. These are the stories of Bibi Dida and Semaya Atamai.

  10. Article

    A young entrepreneur rises above the COVID-19 pandemic

    21 October 2021

    Through the ILO’s enterpreneurship training programmes, a young entrepreneur in South Sulawesi is able to rebuild his business. The programmes are part of the UN joint programme focusing on employment and livelihoods.