News and events

2019

  1. Publication

    Appeal: The ILO response to the Idai and Kenneth cyclones in Mozambique

    15 May 2019

    The ILO is launching an appeal to its development partners to support the response to Cyclone Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique. The intervention aims to contribute to the restoration of public services using resilient construction methods while generating short-term employment for young workers in Sofala and Manica, which have been the most affected provinces. This response is part of the ILO overall strategy for the implementation of the Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for peace and resilience (2017), where disaster response and disaster risk reduction have been indicated as a priority in crisis response by ILO constituents. The estimated funding need is USD 13 million, spread across the 2019-2021 period.

  2. Video

    The story of Muhammed Najjar, who works at an enterprise benefiting from the Workplace Adaptation Programme carried out by the ILO.

    07 May 2019

    ILO Workplace Adaptation Programme aims to help ensure and enhance labour peace and contribute to an efficient and peaceful working environment in unity and solidarity through trainings on promoting the adaptation of Syrian and Turkish workers working at the same workplace and eliminating prejudice. More than 150 Syrian and Turkish workers at 16 firms located in Adana, Mersin and Gaziantep have benefited from ILO's Workplace Adaptation Programme.

  3. Video

    The story of Boshra Shaal, who participated in the vocational training courses carried out by the ILO and was then referred to the apprenticeship training

    07 May 2019

    Boshra is only one of thousands of Syrians who participated in the vocational trainings and Turkish language courses carried out by the ILO in cooperation with the local partners. In cooperation with Chambers of Tradesmen and Craftsmen and Vocational Training Centres, ILO supports the access of Syrians to apprenticeship programmes by informing enterprises and Syrians about the apprenticeship system and by establishing linkages between vocational training centres and the private sector.

  4. © ACNUR/Siegfried Modola 2019

    Labour migration

    ILO supports Venezuelan migrants and refugees

    07 May 2019

    The initiative launched with an initial ILO funding of US$ 2 million will aim at the socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

  5. © UNICEF/Santiago Arcos 2019

    Publication

    Appeal: Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

    02 May 2019

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugees and Migrants Response Plan (RMRP), the ILO is launching an appeal to its development partners to support the response to the unprecedented refugees and migrants crisis that the Latin American region. The ILO is leading the inter-agency response on socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, and has developed this comprehensive intervention strategy together with IOM, FAO and OAS. The estimated funding need is US$ 8.7 million.

  6. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    ILO fosters south-south cooperation to promote decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities 

    19 April 2019

    Constituents from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey came together in Jordan to discuss the promotion of decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities in the region, as part of a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiative between the four countries, aimed at exchanging knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how.

  7. Publication

    Accelerating the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through decent work: SDG monitoring and country profile for Mongolia [Fact Sheet]

    19 April 2019

    This infographic helps readers to easily understand Mongolia’s labour and employment situation with available SDG Decent Work indicators. It also highlights the key changes in the Labour Force Survey methodology in line with international practice that were put in effect from 2019.

  8. News

    Japan to support youth employment opportunities for refugees and host community in Mauritania

    11 April 2019

    The project aims at promoting economic self-sufficiency of refugees and peaceful coexistence with host communities through the development of employability schemes and decent jobs in infrastructure construction works.

  9. News

    ILO fosters South-South cooperation on decent work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    04 April 2019

    The workshop brought together tripartite constituents from six Arab States to exchange country experiences to integrate sustainable development goals, decent work and employment into the national policy planning processes.

  10. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    ILO and Germany pen agreement to bolster decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities

    13 March 2019

    The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.