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April 2024

  1. Article

    ILO’s Opportunity Salone Programme empowers youths in Bombali district

    16 April 2024

    Makeni, the headquarter town of Bombali district, receives huge support from the ILO’s Opportunity Salone Programme funded by the EU, to maintain 14km feeder roads and thereby create links within the communities, providing decent jobs for unskilled Sierra Leoneans to address rural household poverty.

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    Podcast

    How young refugees are using skills and entrepreneurship to find independence

    16 April 2024

    For many young people finding that first job can be hard. For those who are also refugees it can seem like an insurmountable challenge. We talk to Mashimbo Rose Nafisa and Joel Amani Mafigi, two young refugees in Uganda who have overcome this problem and are now helping other young people do the same.

  3. Document

    Enterprises Monthly Newsletter

    05 April 2024

  4. News

    ILO, International Trade Centre and Government of Lesotho team up to strengthen SME competitiveness, productivity and decent work

    03 April 2024

    Driving investment and export growth in Lesotho’s textiles and clothing sector, this latest project incorporates SCORE Training as a key component.

March 2024

  1. Article

    Women fishers promote safety, boost productivity

    25 March 2024

    An all-women's fishing group in a coastal village that debones, and processes milkfish improves their safety and productivity after doing risk assessments and applying practical, low-action interventions using the WISE checklist.

  2. Article

    EU-Funded Program Transforms Sierra Leone's Rural Roads, Empowering Communities and Bolstering Economic Growth

    21 March 2024

    In a remarkable collaborative effort, the International Labor Organization (ILO), with funding from European Union (EU), executes crucial routine maintenance on approximately 33.05 kilometres of roads in the Bo, Kenema, Bombali, and Port Loko Districts. This initiative seeks to not only connect communities but also create vital access to markets, fostering economic growth and significantly improving the lives of residents.

  3. Press release

    Second Phase of PROSPECTS Launched in Ethiopia, Empowering Refugees, IDPs and Host Communities

    21 March 2024

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    ILO assessment

    Palestinian unemployment rate set to soar to 57 per cent during first quarter of 2024

    18 March 2024

    New estimates show a loss of 507,000 jobs to date, shedding light on how the disruptions to economic life have led to unprecedented losses in employment and livelihoods across the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  5. ILO Brief - Bulletin No. 3

    Impact of the war in Gaza on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Bulletin No. 3

    18 March 2024

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    Wage policies

    ILO reaches agreement on the issue of living wages

    15 March 2024

    A decision by the ILO’s Governing Body opens the way for new work by the ILO on estimating and operationalizing living wages, and on engaging with living wage initiatives.