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Impact and people

2021

  1. A young entrepreneur builds an innovative business from traditional food

    23 September 2021

    As part of the joint UN programme, the ILO provides an entrepreneurship training to help youth and other vulnerable groups to build and improve their businesses in the midst of pandemic.

  2. Jordanian trainer embarks on cooperative management training initiative, supported by the ILO

    21 September 2021

    Jordanian Ahlam Mahadeen took part in ILO’s Trainers of Trainers (ToT) programme on My.Coop and is now training cooperative members on the package, which focuses on the management of agricultural cooperatives.

  3. Entrepreneurship skills for Venezuelan migrants and refugees

    15 September 2021

    ILO Chief technical advisor, María Olave, explains how the ILO has provided entrepreneurship training to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador and Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over five million Venezuelans have become refugees and migrants in recent years, the majority of whom are living in neighbouring countries in Latin America.

  4. Decent work for migrant workers in South East Asia's fishing industry

    06 September 2021

    Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.

  5. Transgender entrepreneurs build businesses in Indonesia

    01 September 2021

    Coaching is helping transgender people in Indonesia overcome discrimination and make a success of their small businesses.

  6. ILO in action: An end to child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest

    31 August 2021

    Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton in the world. Two million people pick the cotton every harvest. The ILO is working with the government, workers, employers and civic society to bring about an end to child labour and forced labour during the harvest.

  7. A boost to skills training in Bangladesh

    25 August 2021

    Two million people join Bangladesh’s workforce every year. It is vital that workers can learn the skills that respond to the needs of the labour market. ILO technical specialist, Ligaya Dumaoang, introduces the Skills 21 project, a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the ILO, funded by the European Union. The project seeks to increase productivity and employment opportunities by strengthening the country’s skills development system.

  8. Decent jobs and safe water in the Philippines

    17 August 2021

    In the latest in the ILO in Action video story series, Jennylyn Aguinaldo, manager of the ILO-Japan Water Project in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, explains how the ILO is contributing to peace and development in one of the poorest parts of the Philippines, with water system construction projects that provide decent jobs, social protection and better access to safe water.

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    A blooming business for a young entrepreneur

    12 August 2021

    Taking every business training opportunity she could find, 25-year-old Mariam Kobalia has developed a thriving business in Georgia running a flower shop and growing roses in her own greenhouses.

  10. Young female entrepreneur strives to transform the medical sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    12 August 2021

    Nasreen Hassan, who recently took part in ILO’s Start Your Business (SYB) training programme, explains how her business idea to advance medical engineering can change lives and create employment in Iraq.