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  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    I always wanted to set up a business, and employ other blind persons so they can make a living too

    02 December 2022

    Fifty-two-year-old Khabour Mohammed Ali runs a small home-based business in Dohuk selling knitted products. Khabour, who is visually impaired, has many talents- from teaching braille to making all types of handicrafts. Determined to expand her business, Khabour enrolled in ILO’s business and financial education programmes, and received a loan that will help her business grow

  2. Press release

    ILO-UNHCR policy dialogue examines access of host communities and forcibly displaced persons to Iraq’s labour market

    02 December 2022

    The event focused on ILO’s newly developed report which examines global and country level policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks, practices and gaps shaping access to the labour market and proposes recommendations that support efforts to promote decent work for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Iraq.

  3. News

    Youth Agri Market: a launching platform for entrepreneurs in Lebanon

    20 November 2022

    Amid Lebanon’s multifaceted economic crisis, a joint collaboration between the ILO and UNICEF helped youth in the country achieve their entrepreneurial aspirations

  4. Publication

    Review of national policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks, and practice in Egypt

    17 November 2022

    A baseline study for Egypt in the area of relevant policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks and current practices in terms of implementation and in relation to the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour markets, employment, livelihood and training opportunities, including self-employment and business development and their right at work.

  5. Event

    First Global Careers Month kicks off on 8 November

    The first Global Careers Month is being launched in November. Organized jointly by the Inter-Agency Career Guidance Working Group, the initiative aims to shine a spotlight on the importance of career guidance in helping individuals access decent work, careers, and the support they need to plan and develop their careers. The event runs from 8 November to 13 December.

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    Greening workplaces

    Enterprises must be key actors in the green transition

    14 November 2022

    Greening workplaces will play an increasingly important role in the green transition, as well as being an aspect of work life that matters greatly to both workers and employers. Read the new ILO report launched during COP27.

  7. Report Launch

    Greening Enterprises: Transforming processes and workplaces

    Launch of the major publication on Greening Enterprises - a fundamental component of the Just Transition.

  8. Event

    Greening Enterprises: Transforming processes and workplaces

    Report Launch

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Employing digital strategies to honour, care and respect the elderly

    31 October 2022

    As the co-owner iElder.asia, Olivia Quah is committed to ensuring elders can live life to the fullest through her medical service e-commerce platform. Always on the lookout for opportunities to pursue new digital marketing strategies, Olivia participated in a programme delivered under the ILO’s Rebuilding Better project which inspired her to transform her business website.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    Glass half-full: Social entrepreneur embodies optimism & hope through COVID-19

    31 October 2022

    Susan Zamora Olarte is the co-owner of Vino Arsan Enterprises, a small agribusiness producing local wine in the Philippines. Determined to take her 100% Filipino handcrafted wines and spirits to the next level, Susan is promoting the livelihood of local farmers and pushing the market towards environmental sustainability in the post-pandemic, ‘new normal”.