Investing on gender equality good for business
30 November 2016
A medium-sized company in Bali has proven that non-discriminatory practices at the company level, including at small-sized and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), would increase workers’ working performance and productivity.
Financial skills help shape a better future
01 November 2016
An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.
Najma’s story: “Informed migration is safe migration”
30 September 2016
Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.
Post war resilience: New skills bring better incomes for Sri Lankan women
01 September 2016
An ILO and Australian Government project is increasing economic resilience and prosperity in post-war Sri Lanka.
After the volcano: From displaced person to business woman
18 August 2016
An Indonesian woman displaced after a volcanic eruption opened a successful business after ILO training on financial education and entrepreneurship.
After the flood: Turning disaster into opportunity
21 July 2016
Following the devastating floods in Pakistan’s rural Sindh province, the International Labour Organization joined the United Nations to help thousands of families put their lives back on track.
Story of Yohana: “I am as productive as other workers”
04 July 2016
Yohana* (name has been changed) is one of the plantation workers at one of the multinational companies in Papua. She heard about HIV and AIDS, but she had never really learnt about it. She even never thought about HIV.
Diversity brings prosperity in Northern Sri Lanka
01 June 2016
The ILO and Australian government are working to reduce vulnerability and strengthen market networks for Sri Lankan smallholders.
Smart phones, smart workplaces
02 May 2016
Almost all garment workers in Asia now own a mobile phone. The ILO’s Better Work programme is finding ways of using this technology to deliver important information.
Ergonomics in China: Tackling workplace stress
26 April 2016
The ILO works with unions and the government in China to reduce the impact of stress and poor ergonomics on workers.