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UNEP/Cyril Villemain

News in Brief 5 June 2023

  • World must ‘work as one’ to end plastic pollution: Guterres
  • Foot on the “social justice accelerator” as labour market inequalities deepen: ILO
  • UN pilots reconstruction projects in Ukrainian cities
UN Samoa

News in Brief 29 March 2023

  • UN chief calls for climate justice as countries face historic vote
  • WHO sounds alarm over heavy burden of violent injuries in conflict
  • Counter-terrorism measures “misused” against protesters in Colombia: OHCHR
ILO Photo/John Isaac

‘Pride and dignity’ of the American worker highlighted in ILO project

What does a crawfish farmer have in common with a taxidermist, or a voodoo priestess, or a long-haul heavy-load truck driver….?  

The answer, according to the Director of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) office for the United States, is a quiet dignity and pride in their jobs. 

The ILO is currently undertaking a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience”, which is documenting the jobs of hundreds of American workers in around 100 cities across the United States.