• © Yasir Ahmad Salim

    I had to stop school and go to work because of COVID-19

    World Day Against Child Labour

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the city of Mosul in Iraq, Akram’s parents lost their income and livelihood. Akram dropped out of school to help support his family by collecting and selling scrap metal. An ILO project has helped him return to school.


  • A look back at the 110th International Labour Conference

    World of Work Show

    This episode focuses on the outcomes of the 110th International Labour Conference and will discuss what has been achieved and what more needs to be done. At a time when international cooperation is becoming increasingly difficult, it is all the more important that governments, workers and employers come together to ensure a human-centred recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient.


  • © Esneyder Gutiérrez Cardona

    Our cooperative has dignified the work of waste pickers


    Twenty-two years ago, Martha Elena Iglesias helped found a waster picker cooperative in Colombia called Planeta Verde. Over time, the cooperative has transformed how the local community views waste pickers and a sense of solidarity has developed amongst its members.


  • © ILO

    An apprenticeship changed my life


    When war broke out in Yemen, the factory where Muhammad Taher Muhammad al-Tahri worked shut down. His job search was going nowhere, until he joined an apprenticeship programme in solar panel maintenance and installation. Apprenticeships is being discussed at the 110th International Labour Conference, with a view to setting a new international labour standard.


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