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December 2018

  1. Human Rights Day - December 10

    Mrunal Thakur tells harrowing real-life story of forced prostitution

    10 December 2018

    Actress and model Mrunal Thakur voices the real-life story of a rural girl trapped in forced prostitution in the city. The artist supports the 50 for Freedom campaign led by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners to end modern slavery.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Stemming the brain drain: Improving skills for migrants and refugees

    07 December 2018

    An ILO initiative is helping migrants and refugees get recognition for their existing skills and learn new ones – creating a ‘brain gain’ for them and their host countries.

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    Labour migration

    New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

    05 December 2018

    Some countries of origin are losing the most productive part of their workforce, the study says.

  4. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Marlee Matlin, ILO advocate for better inclusion of persons with disabilities

    03 December 2018

    “The inclusion of workers with disabilities across all industries and at all levels of a company is not only a matter of human rights but also a matter of business success,” says award-winning actress, Marlee Matlin, who’s part of the ILO’s work on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the world of work.

  5. ITUC 4th World Congress

    Organized labour the best defence against intolerance

    03 December 2018

    In a speech to the 4th World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Copenhagen, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stresses the importance of the international trade union movement for a future of work that benefits all.

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    G20 Leaders’ Summit

    We can both create jobs and protect the environment

    01 December 2018

    Job opportunity and economic growth can happen without costing the planet, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at a G20 discussion on “Embracing the Opportunities (Infrastructure; Energy transitions; A sustainable food future)”.

November 2018

  1. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - December 2

    Freida Pinto gives a voice to a girl trapped in modern slavery

    30 November 2018

    The actress Freida Pinto voices the real-life story of a girl trapped in bonded labour, working in a brick kiln with her family since she was 13. Freida Pinto is one of the world renowned artists supporting the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery, led by the International Labour Organization and its partners.

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    G20 Leaders’ Summit

    The right policies will create a future of work we want

    30 November 2018

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined critical future of work issues in a session at the G20 Leaders’ Summit on “Putting People First - Discussion Topics: Global economy; the future of work; women’s empowerment.”

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    World AIDS Day 2018

    Timely HIV testing is key to workers’ health

    30 November 2018

    Do you know your HIV status? In around 50 countries HIV infections are still rising and everywhere death rates are still too high.

  4. Video

    How do we ensure that workers have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow?

    28 November 2018

    In this video, ILO Chief of the Skills and Employability Branch Srinivas B. Reddy discusses what is needed to ensure that workers have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow.