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    Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    26 May 2021

    Financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, five Partners join efforts to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises, particularly through the involvement of development actors. The Partnership hopes to transform the way governments and other stakeholders, including the social partners and the private sector, respond to forced displacement crises, by fostering an enabling environment for socio-economic inclusion; improving access to education and protection for vulnerable children on the move; and strengthening the resilience of host communities.

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    MoU signed between ILO and Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labour to promote SSE on a global scale

    26 May 2021

    ILO signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Korea as part of the ILO/Korea Partnership Programme 2021-2023

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    ILO Appeal

    COVID-19 appeal update: ILO’s Response to the Venezuelan Displacement Crisis

    19 May 2021

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugees and Migrants Response Plan (RMRP), the ILO has launched an appeal to its funding partners to support the response to the unprecedented refugees and migrants crisis in the Latin American region. The ILO leads on Socioeconomic Integration for the inter-agency response for Venezuelan refugees and migrants and has developed a comprehensive intervention strategy in coordination with UNDP, IOM and UNHCR

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    ILO teams with J.P Morgan to support women entrepreneurs

    18 May 2021

    Women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand looking to recover from the pandemic and build long-term business resilience can receive support through a new initiative launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and JPMorgan Chase Foundation.


    Climate Action for Jobs initiative launches in Africa

    22 April 2021

    ABIDJAN (ILO News) – Government ministers joined workers’ and employers’ organizations as well as labour and environmental experts to launch the Climate Action for Jobs initiative in Africa.

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    Launching of a web portal for eligible textile and garment sector employers to register and participate in a job retention programme

    21 April 2021

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ILO News) – Domestic textile and garment factories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply through a web portal to obtain wage subsidies for their workers in a job retention programme covering up to 45,000 workers.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    From migrant worker to labour unionist

    21 April 2021

    Learning from her exploitative experiences as a migrant domestic worker, Dina Nuriyati has become a tireless labour advocate and unionist, promoting better protection and services for Indonesian migrant workers in all cycles of migration.

  8. Disability and work

    Now I know the great feeling of having decent work

    16 April 2021

    Jordanian Omar Abu Noa’aj has struggled to find work for years due to his physical disability. Last year, an ILO employment centre helped him secure his first formal job at a garment factory, giving him a new sense of independence and purpose.

  9. Women in STEM

    Strengthening employability of female youth in the STEM sector

    15 April 2021

    The ILO supports the greater participation of women in the digitalization. Three young women share their journeys to strengthening their employability and competitiveness for better future.

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    The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launch Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project

    08 April 2021

    The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched the implementation of Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project. The Project is a US $ 3.8 Million partnership agreement to be executed over a three- and half-year period.