All ILO Newsroom content

August 2016

  1. Blog

    What does water have to do with work? In Malawi, plenty

    29 August 2016

    Recently I travelled to Malawi to discuss jobs and water with Ministers, worker and employer groups. While there, I recalled that on World Water Day this year the President of the country, Peter Mutharika, was one of a number of heads of state who gave international recognition to the links between employment, development and managing our scarce water resources.

  2. World Water Week

    Speech of the ILO Director-General at the Water and Jobs Seminar

    28 August 2016

  3. World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016

    Report in short: Youth employment in 2016

    25 August 2016

    With youth unemployment again on the rise, authors of the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook “Trends for Youth” report, Steven Tobin and Stefan Kuehn look at how young people are doing in the world of work and what their prospects are for the future.

  4. Occupational safety and health

    Making Chinese factories safer

    24 August 2016

    The ILO SCORE programme helps factories in China improve their record on occupational safety.

  5. © ILO/A.Azhari 2016

    Our impact, their voice

    After the volcano: From displaced person to business woman

    18 August 2016

    An Indonesian woman displaced after a volcanic eruption opened a successful business after ILO training on financial education and entrepreneurship.

  6. Video interview

    Musician, Lindiwe Bungane, talks about her involvement with the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign

    17 August 2016

    Zambian singer and actress, Lindiwe Bungane, has voiced the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery, as part of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. In this video interview, she explains her personal involvement with the fight against forced labour.

  7. Article

    Jute means jobs in Bangladesh

    17 August 2016

    Thought the Bangladesh Jute industry was a thing of the past? Think again. The industry needs more and more skilled staff and an innovative partnership supported by ILO between Panchagarh Technical School and College and a leading jute company is helping meet this demand.

  8. Stories from the field

    Keeping them home: How improving public employment services helps people find jobs and stay with their families

    16 August 2016

    In Nepal, the Labour Market Information and Employment Services (LIfE) project, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), helps to improve access to basic information and services that can help job seekers, in particular youth, make well-informed choices about education, training, and employment.

  9. International Youth Day

    Young entrepreneurs spread their wings in Katanga

    12 August 2016

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ILO’s PAEJK project offers young people in Katanga province a better chance for the future. Nearly 20,000 young people have benefited from apprenticeships, and professional and entrepreneurship training to support their integration into the workforce. (Closed Captions available)

  10. Blog

    What Works for Youth Employment

    12 August 2016

    “What works?” is one of the most recurrent questions we receive from those looking for efficient solutions to address the youth employment challenge. Turning this demand into action is at the centre of our efforts.