Our impact, their voices

2018

  1. Bosnia: A partnership to create jobs

    19 April 2018

    Local employment partnerships have proved to be a promising approach to create jobs for the long-term unemployed and provide businesses with a skilled workforce in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  2. © Marcel Crozet / ILO 2018

    Madagascar: A way out of child sexual exploitation through apprenticeships

    12 April 2018

    In Madagascar, extreme poverty and lack of opportunities push many adolescent children into prostitution. In the city of Tulear, the International Labour Organization (ILO) along with UNICEF, SOS Children’s Villages, and employers’ and workers’ organizations are trying to raise awareness about children working in sex tourism. They offer young people the opportunity to learn new vocational skills.

  3. Tackling commercial sexual exploitation of children on Madagascar’s beaches

    12 April 2018

    Poverty and lack of employment prospects make many teenage girls in coastal areas of Madagascar vulnerable to becoming trapped in commercial sexual exploitation. An ILO project supports community efforts to fight against the problem, one of the worst forms of child labour.

  4. India: Battling TB in the world of work

    09 April 2018

    Tuberculosis, one of the world's leading causes of death, often strikes people in their prime working years. Workplaces have a critical role to play in its prevention, treatment and care.

  5. The two Cs to success: Communication and Cooperation

    04 April 2018

    Full participation and effective communication mechanisms can unlock frontline workers’ potential and improve productivity. A Chinese enterprise participating in the ILO’s SCORE programme provides a leading example of the benefits of workplace inclusivity.

  6. Breaking bonded labour and gender roles in Nepal

    20 March 2018

    The abolition of bonded labour has encouraged gender equality in Nepal. The ILO’s Bridge Project in Nepal supports workers’ transition from bonded labour to decent work and provides women with skills in traditionally masculine areas of work.

  7. A new chance at employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    19 March 2018

    Syrians forced to leave their country because of the war, now living in refugee camps in Jordan, have a new chance at employment. It's thanks to a job fair at an ILO employment centre for refugees, funded by the European Union.

  8. “We cannot live without doing anything”

    16 March 2018

    Kinofelis, a public works programme in Greece, has helped some 45,000 beneficiaries find a job, giving new hope to communities in the crisis-shaken country. The ILO was asked by the European Commission to improve the programme by focusing on skills, social protection and the payment of the minimum wage.

  9. Philippines: Enhanced labour inspectorate, strengthened labour law compliance

    07 February 2018

    Labour inspection is more than just visiting workplaces. With the support of the ILO, the Philippines has been implementing labour inspectorate reforms and developing tools that can make a real difference in the lives of workers and employers.

  10. Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry

    17 January 2018

    An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013.