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  1. Using technology to eliminate forced labour on the ocean

    26 September 2022

    An ILO roundtable discussion raises important questions on the use of digital innovation to fight forced labour in fishing

  2. Helping young entrepreneurs to formalize their businesses in Nigeria

    26 September 2022

    Insights from a business formalization coach

  3. Despite some improvements needed, Indonesia’s unemployment benefit helps laid-off workers during the transition period

    26 September 2022

    The ILO continues to support initiatives taken by the Indonesian government to improve its unemployment benefit programme (JKP). Two workers shared their stories participating in the JKP programme.

  4. Rejected and discriminated: From toilet cleaner to business owner

    26 September 2022

    Zee never gave up on her dream to start a business despite rejection, discrimination, a pandemic and a super typhoon. A hybrid trade fair organized by the ILO and the Women's Business Council Philippines, with the support of J.P. Morgan, gives Zee more chances to grow her business.

  5. New skills and a brighter future – Mohammad’s story

    20 September 2022

    The ILO is training Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in skills that are in demand in the labour market to improve their employment prospects.

  6. Persons with disabilities have the right for education and good quality of life: The inspiring journey of Elisa Maria da Costa

    16 September 2022

    Elisa Maria da Costa is one example of many persons with disabilities that can live life to the fullest. She shares her inspiring life journey during the ILO’s training programmes to be a living example that persons with disabilities only need to have equal opportunities in every aspect of life to realize their potentials.

  7. © A. Guyot / ILO 2022

    Voices: I am not a madman, I am an early childhood teacher

    06 September 2022

    Federico Trotta has overcome prejudice and stigma to become an early childhood teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina – a profession that many believe is a “feminine” career.

  8. Improved business skills and knowledge empower Indonesian transgender entrepreneurs

    31 August 2022

    The ILO’s series of business coaching programme have empowered 394 transgender entrepreneurs. They do not only survive the pandemic, but also improve their business performance and increase their incomes.

  9. Alliance 8.7: A story of hope after child labour in Viet Nam

    22 August 2022

    Ngân, a former child labourer, went on to complete vocational training through the ENHANCE project and, today, looks forward to a brighter future.

  10. © I. Velasquez / ILO 2022

    Voices: An indigenous entrepreneur in tune with Mother Earth

    17 August 2022

    After successfully reclaiming her people’s territory in Quebrada de Humahuaca, Northern Argentina, Celestina Ábalos turned to tourism to share and promote her indigenous culture. ILO entrepreneurship training during the COVID-19 pandemic helped her business grow.