The supporting initiative for promoting decent work in situations of fragility is held by the International Training Centre of the ILO.

Conflict, violence and peace both shape and are shaped by the economy. The need and desire for access to and control over resources has always been a cause of conflict” as stated by International Alert in 2015; conversely, societies are more likely to prosper and be peaceful if people have fair access to livelihood opportunities and services.  It is therefore now widely recognised that the fostering of inclusive economic development and the promotion of decent work in situations of fragility are central to overcoming conflict and violence.

This platform invites users to access and contribute content relevant for facilitating the transition from fragility to resilience through the promotion of decent work. It specifically addresses policy makers, humanitarian and development practitioners as well as students and academics who work on fragility related topics. The platform is being hosted and supported by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC ILO) and the ILO.

The portal revolves around three key functions:

  • Knowledge Management: by providing a distinct entry point for a global community of practice on addressing fragility, the platform will foster cross-project learning & inter-project knowledge transfer; by becoming a dynamic content-aggregator across the subject, it will achieve an increased network connectivity and boost mutual learning through the sharing of experience.
  • Training: an entry point for training opportunities being offered worldwide and online.
  • Resources: a comprehensive, ever-growing collection of online resources, documents, videos on the topic of job creation in fragile states as well as material illustrating the phases of projects undertaken under this umbrella.

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  • Contribute to our ever-growing collection of publications, events, news, and training and networking opportunities
  • Connect with a community interested in developing policy and implementing practical experiences to support the transition from fragility to resilience through decent work

The ITCILO and the ILO work together to contribute to building the resilience of nations and people caught in fragile and disaster situations, including the development of the platform “From fragility to resilience through decent work”, as well as the joint implementation of technical cooperation projects, capacity development, and training initiatives.

Employment Policy Department – Fragile states and disaster response

The ILO contributes to building the resilience of nations and people caught in fragile and disaster situations. In direct collaboration with its member States, tripartite constituents, UN partners, international and national agencies, the ILO supports an employment-centred recovery from conflict, turmoil and disasters while promoting decent work and social justice as key drivers of social cohesion and the prevention of further conflict.


International Training Center

The Centre is the training arm of the International Labour Organization. It runs training, learning and capacity development services for governments, employers’ organizationsworkers’ organizations and other national and international partners in support of Decent Work and sustainable development. It was established in 1964 and has since matured into a focal point for high-level in-service training.