News and events


  1. Video

    Irrigation system in rural Lao areas

    01 March 2021

    The ILO supported irrigation system has made rice growing in remote Lao areas possible throughout the dry season.

  2. Video

    Coffee: Brewing up better livelihoods in Lao PDR

    01 March 2021

    See how improved coffee cultivation methods are benefitting coffee growers in rural Lao PDR.

  3. Factsheet, March 2021

    Overview of Switzerland-ILO Cooperation

    01 March 2021

  4. Employment creation

    Iraq: Jobs and cultural heritage the focus of new ILO-EU-UNESCO collaboration

    24 February 2021

    With support from the European Union, the programme will use employment-intensive approaches to create decent jobs and upgrade skills and employment services for internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host community members, while preserving and rehabilitating cultural heritage sites.

  5. Press release

    Income support to help 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR hit by COVID-19

    23 February 2021

    The Lao Social Security Organization (LSSO) today announced that one-time cash transfers totalling US$ 1.8 million would help mitigate workers’ lost income and support business continuity while reducing employers’ staff turnover costs.

  6. Publication

    United Kingdom-ILO Cooperation

    11 February 2021

    Fact-sheet, February 2021

  7. Fact-sheet

    Core Voluntary Funding (RBSA) for ILO development cooperation (Update, January 2021)

    03 February 2021

    This fact sheet describes recent developments in the RBSA funding modality, its allocation and management, monitoring and evaluation, and results to date. It summarizes trends in 2018-20, and provides details on contributions for 2016-21.

  8. Press release

    The ILO and JPMorgan Chase Foundation join forces to support women entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19

    02 February 2021

    The ILO and JPMorgan Chase Foundation have signed a new agreement for the ILO to implement the ‘Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19’ project. Targeting women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, the project will provide support for businesses to recover from the pandemic and adopt more sustainable and resilient business models.

  9. Our impact, Their voices

    Entrepreneurship in the time of COVID-19

    01 February 2021

    COVID-19 has closed the door on many face-to-face entrepreneurship opportunities. In India, an ILO business programme has gone online to help small-scale entrepreneurs get businesses up and running.

  10. Press release

    ILO becomes member of International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

    27 January 2021