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Impact and people

2021

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    It takes a community to end child labour

    10 June 2021

    Meet Peace Okebugwu, a project manager at the Beulah Future Leaders Foundation. She is using community education to help end child labour in Nigeria.

  2. World Day against Child Labour: Act Now, end Child Labour

    10 June 2021

    While the COVID-19 crisis threatens to reverse years of progress in the fight against child labour, international leaders and advocates encourage all stakeholders to redouble efforts in the context of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  3. The International Labour Conference Daily Show: How to end child labour

    10 June 2021

    The ILC Daily Show brings you a mix of interviews, videos under discussion at the Conference and the opportunity to post your questions on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #ILCDailyShow. This episode focuses on the latest ILO and UNICEF data on child labour around the world and what needs to be done to reach SDG targets on its elimination.

  4. ILO's My First Business training programme promotes entrepreneurship among young Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees

    09 June 2021

    With support from the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO has trained over 650 vulnerable women and men, the majority of whom are youth, on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, promoting livelihoods and decent job creation with a focus on the agriculture and agro-food sectors.

  5. Fair recruitment benefits Nepali workers in Jordan garment industry

    09 June 2021

    An ILO led initiative that promotes fair recruitment in Nepal, is proving fair recruitment is attainable, achievable and accessible to all.

  6. We Have the Power to Change Lives

    06 June 2021

    This month, the UN Resident Coordinator for the Fiji Multi-Country Office, Sanaka Samarasinha sat down with us to discuss Pacific informal economies. In this in-depth interview, he speaks about the unique challenges faced by the informal sector, and how we cannot hope to build back better from the pandemic without addressing the massive gaps within this often ‘invisible’ space.

  7. How can individuals act to eliminate child labour in their communities?

    04 June 2021

    We children and youth of today, need to be well educated, we need to dream, we need to be healthy so that we can good leaders tomorrow, and all this is only possible if you, our dear parents, allow us to do so.

  8. Journalists have a key role to play in the collective effort to eliminate child labour

    04 June 2021

    Through the Accel Africa Reporting on child labour in Africa course, learners are introduced to a number of different issues, including international labour standards, ethical reporting of child-related information, or collecting testimonies from vulnerable sources of information. They also learn about the relevant context of child labour in agricultural supply chains, such as in the tobacco, cotton or cocoa industries.

  9. Tapping into a flood resilient future in Sri Lanka

    03 June 2021

    Hugely valuable both economically and as a part of nature, Kithul (or Fishtail palm) trees support rural livelihoods and increase flood resilience in disaster prone areas of Sri Lanka. ILO is working with rural communities to keep Kithul farmers safe and this important industry alive.

  10. Powering more advanced apprenticeship systems in China

    03 June 2021

    With rapid changes in the labour market and the challenge of COVID-19, the ILO and China are working together to implement quality apprenticeships.