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Skills and employability
For young people preparing to enter one of the toughest job markets in decades, a good apprenticeship programme can pave the way to a rewarding career. In our latest blog post, ILO skills expert Michael Axmann gives five reasons today's young people should give apprenticeships some thought.

  1. ILO Director-General: Quality apprenticeships “gold standard” to get youth into decent jobs
Corporate social responsibility
New partnership will address industrial relations, wages, capacity building for social partners and skills development in global supply chains of the garment industry.

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G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting - Melbourne
ILO Director-General has welcomed commitments made by the G20 Ministers to tackle the global jobs crisis with a package of measures to support the creation of decent jobs that can lift working families out of poverty and drive sustainable development.

  1. ILO reports for the G20
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ILO/WHO briefing note
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in to contact with the disease. The ILO and WHO have issued joint briefing note for employers and workers on Ebola, providing guidance on preventing the virus in the workplace.

  1. Read our latest ILO Blog: Ebola outbreak, how we’re keeping workers safe


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