All ILO Newsroom content

August 2019

  1. Climate change

    Green economies that work for all

    26 August 2019

    In the run up to the UN Climate Summit in New York in September, the ILO is asking government leaders to commit to taking action, to ensure that the transition to greener economies benefit people and planet.

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    International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition

    Use art to end slavery

    22 August 2019

    To mark International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade, artist and ILO advocate, Gill Button, calls for justice for victims of trafficking and those who are in forced labour.

  3. International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition

    Between two worlds

    22 August 2019

    The dark, seedy world of forced labour is evoked by Malaysian poet, Nazreen Mohamad, accompanied on piano by Filipina domestic worker, Rizalina Miranda. The poem, produced with the support of the International Labour Organization, calls on everyone to take action against modern slavery.’

  4. G7 Biarritz Summit

    The workplace equality challenge

    22 August 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the decision to place the fight against inequality at the heart of this year’s G7 summit. Ryder, who will be attending the 24 to 26 August summit in Biarritz, France, called inequality one of the key challenges of our time.

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    Our impact, their voices

    Cutting-edge mining in Sweden, where automation is the solution, not a threat

    19 August 2019

    An ILO News team went deep underground into one of the world’s most advanced mines to find out how technology has affected jobs, safety and the integration of women.

  6. Future of work

    Women and the future of mining in Sweden

    19 August 2019

    In Sweden, the mine of the future exists. Located 200 km northwest of Stockholm, Boliden operates a state-of-the-art mine in Garpenberg where miners have become remote operators. ILOTV explains how this has a positive impact on employment, safety, women and the environment.

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    Our impact, their voices

    Apprenticeships: Good for workers. Good for industry

    15 August 2019

    An industry-based apprenticeship programme in Indonesia is creating employment opportunities for young workers and a new generation of workers for industry.

  8. International Youth Day

    Learn, Engage, Contribute

    12 August 2019

    To mark International Youth Day 2019 the Decent Jobs for Youth Alliance, coordinated by the ILO, launched an online knowledge facility to help create positive change for young people who are seeking decent work.

  9. 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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    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.