Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Why social insurance is important to me – Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs

    18 August 2019

    In the past decades, Viet Nam made significant progress in extending social protection, and has now committed to universal social protection by the Master Plan on Social Insurance reform and the Master Plan on Social Assistance reform. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral programme supported a national dialogue led by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to implement the social insurance reforms.

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    Apprenticeships: Good for workers. Good for industry

    15 August 2019

    An industry-based apprenticeship programme in Indonesia is creating employment opportunities for young workers and a new generation of workers for industry.

  3. Protecting indigenous peoples' rights in the Philippines

    09 August 2019

    2019 marks the ILO Centenary and the 30th anniversary of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). Listen to the voices of indigenous peoples from the Philippines.

  4. Improving breastfeeding facilities benefits workers, their babies and business

    01 August 2019

    A worker-management committee has helped improve facilities for new mothers in one of Indonesia’s leading garment factories, while boosting productivity.

  5. Community action to fight child labour

    12 June 2019

    By working with local communities an ILO project in Bangladesh has succeeded in removing 2,000 children from child labour.

  6. Caring Gold: Future without child labour

    11 June 2019

    The dark reality of child labour and poverty remain despite the glitter of gold. Going beyond child-focused interventions, the ILO Caring Gold Project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), convened key actors and introduced innovations to end child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines.

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    Closing the retirement gender gap in Viet Nam

    06 June 2019

    Women in Viet Nam spend fewer years working, have lower pensions, yet live longer. To counter the problems brought by this retirement gender gap, the ILO is helping Viet Nam bring its labour laws closer to international labour standards.

  8. Making safety and health at work a priority for the benefits of all

    01 May 2019

    The wide reaching benefits of SCORE Training Safety & Health at Work explained in a successful case study in Viet Nam..

  9. Returning from migration: the hard learned lessons of a woman worker

    05 March 2019

    Migration should be safe and fair for all women migrant workers. Bui Thao My explains the difference a knowledgeable and supportive network can make while working abroad.

  10. From a market stall to cyberspace

    07 February 2019

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.