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August 2019

  1. International Youth Day

    Voices of Youth on the Future of Work

    12 August 2019

    The theme of this year’s International Youth Day was ‘Transforming Education’. Listen to the aspirations of these young students about the Future of Work.

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    Blog

    Transforming Mona, the importance of relevant, equitable and inclusive education

    12 August 2019

    From engineer to entrepreneur. The story of Mona El Khodairy shows how the right training and education can transform young people’s lives.

  3. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Protecting indigenous peoples' rights in the Philippines

    09 August 2019

    2019 marks the ILO Centenary and the 30th anniversary of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). Listen to the voices of indigenous peoples from the Philippines.

  4. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    Q'orianka Kilcher celebrates International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    09 August 2019

    To mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Actor, activist and singer Q’orianka Kilcher highlights the importance of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, which addresses the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples worldwide.

  5. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    Yalitza Aparicio: Stop stereotyping, end discrimination

    09 August 2019

    Acclaimed actor Yalitza Aparicio, of the Oscar-winning film Roma, on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples says that hate and discrimination has no place in the world. The rights of indigenous people must be protected.

  6. Blog

    Navigating indigenous rights

    09 August 2019

    The International Labour Organization is working with Indigenous peoples in some of the remotest parts of Bangladesh to raise awareness of their rights and to ensure the voices of indigenous women and men are heard on issues that affect their communities.

  7. ILO Centenary

    The ILO Centenary Declaration

    08 August 2019

    A new declaration for the future of work was adopted at the 108th session of the International Labour Conference. It reinvigorates the ILO’s mandate for social justice and will guide the work of the ILO as it begins its second century.

  8. Global Youth Employment Forum

    The disturbing reality of youth employment

    01 August 2019

    In a speech at the opening of the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in Abuja, Nigeria, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said much more needs to be done to improve the employment prospects of young people.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Improving breastfeeding facilities benefits workers, their babies and business

    01 August 2019

    A worker-management committee has helped improve facilities for new mothers in one of Indonesia’s leading garment factories, while boosting productivity.

July 2019

  1. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

    Human trafficking: This has to stop!

    30 July 2019

    More than 40 million people worldwide are in modern slavery. Many have been trafficked after being tricked by unscrupulous employment agencies and other operators. To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, actor Joaquin Furriel supports the ILO’s efforts to protect workers who are at risk of being exploited.