1. © Esneyder Gutiérrez Cardona 2024


    Our cooperative has dignified the work of waste pickers

    30 June 2022

    More than 20 years ago, Martha Elena Iglesias helped found a waster picker cooperative in Colombia called Planeta Verde. Over time, the cooperative has transformed how the local community views waste pickers and a sense of solidarity has developed amongst its members.

  2. © ILO 2024

    110th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference closes with “remarkable harvest of achievements”

    11 June 2022

    The Director-General told delegates that the 110th International Labour Conference had made history with its work on safety and health, apprenticeships, and labour standards, among other areas.

  3. © Yasir Ahmad Salim 2024


    I had to stop school and go to work because of COVID-19

    10 June 2022

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the city of Mosul in Iraq, Akram’s parents lost their income and livelihood. Akram dropped out of school to help support his family by collecting and selling scrap metal. An ILO project has helped him return to school.

  4. © ILO 2024

    110th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference adds safety and health to Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    10 June 2022

    The landmark decision means that all ILO Member States commit to respect and promote the fundamental right to a safe and healthy working environment, whether or not they have ratified the relevant Conventions.

  5. © S. Ryan / IFRC 2024

    110th International Labour Conference

    ILO World of Work Summit to discuss how to tackle multiple global crises

    08 June 2022

    International Labour Conference to host major summit on the world of work response to food, energy and financial crises.

  6. © ILO 2024


    An apprenticeship changed my life

    06 June 2022

    When war broke out in Yemen, the factory where Muhammad Taher Muhammad al-Tahri worked shut down. His job search was going nowhere, until he joined an apprenticeship programme in solar panel maintenance and installation.

  7. 110th International Labour Conference

    Media access to committees and the plenary

    31 May 2022

    The International Labour Conference opened on Friday 27 May, and the committees began their work on Monday 30 May.