Employment intensive investment news

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    Voices

    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    20 May 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.

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    New water system promotes peace, decent work in Maguindanao

    17 May 2022

    Women and former combatants from Datu Piang, Maguindanao built a water system that will benefit 95 households. The ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project trained and engaged local communities as workers to build a water system, which contributed to providing jobs and promoting peace in the Bangsamoro region.

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    Former combatants partner for safe water, peace in Mindanao

    17 May 2022

    Former combatants trained as construction workers built a level II water system with 22 tap stands under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro region. More than a thousand households and a nearby school with hundred of children gain access to safe and clean water.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

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    Ukraine crisis

    Nearly 5 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since the start of the Russian aggression, says ILO

    11 May 2022

    Amid the humanitarian crisis sparked by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, labour markets are being disrupted both in the country and in neighbouring states.

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    A new partnership boosts workers’ voices and labour rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    28 April 2022

    The ILO has embarked on the new partnership with the Kurdistan United Workers Unions to improve working conditions and address the needs of workers at Employment Intensive Investment Programme sites in Dohuk.

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    ILO working with local government in Tunisia to promote and implement climate action and employment creation

    23 April 2022

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    ILO and PROSPECTS delegation visit projects that promote decent work in Iraq

    15 April 2022

    Visit included meeting workers, youth and trade union representatives in Dohuk.

  9. © Hani Baltaji 2022

    Safety and security in Lebanon

    Lebanese capital police hub restored by the ILO following Beirut port explosion

    14 April 2022

    The restoration of the building housing Beirut’s municipal police force is a critical step towards maintaining the safety and security of the city and its population and has created scores of decent jobs for local residents.

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    6,000 years of history brought back to life

    12 April 2022

    The historic Erbil Citadel in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq dates back at least 6,000 years. The ILO joined forces with the EU, UNESCO and local partners to preserve national heritage, while promoting decent work for residents and Syrian refugees through labour-intensive approaches. ILO’s Deputy Regional Director for Arab States recently visited the site to inspect ongoing renovation works.