Our impact, their voices

2018

  1. Stemming the brain drain: Improving skills for migrants and refugees

    07 December 2018

    An ILO initiative is helping migrants and refugees get recognition for their existing skills and learn new ones – creating a ‘brain gain’ for them and their host countries.

  2. “Trade unions need to strategize to reach youth, and vulnerable workers”

    13 November 2018

    Amarjeet Kaur, General secretary, All India Trade Union Congress speaks with the ILO on the role of unions in today’s changing times, and what must be done more to strengthen workers’ rights.

  3. Sri Lankan women making waves in local industry

    05 November 2018

    With determination, detergent and the support of the ILO project promoting local empowerment through economic development in Sri Lanka, a group of women-headed households have gained social and economic power.

  4. Colombia: Breaking down barriers to opportunity

    29 October 2018

    The ILO and Colombia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies are working together to strengthen the information technology (IT) skills of more than 8,000 Colombian students. One visually impaired young man explains how the initiative opened new opportunities for him.

  5. Speaking Health and Safety to Millennials

    03 October 2018

    A Philippine youth champion finds an innovative way to improve her fellow millennials’ knowledge about occupational safety and health.

  6. ILO trains boiler inspectors to improve safety in Myanmar factories

    30 September 2018

    If not properly maintained, industrial boilers can represent a serious threat to the safety and health of factory workers. The ILO’s Vision Zero Fund has been supporting the Myanmar Ministry of Industry to develop a new curriculum for boiler inspectors aimed at ensuring proper and regular maintenance and inspection.

  7. Kazakhstan: Parliamentary Hearings on Labour Market and Youth Employment

    28 September 2018

    On 28 September the Kazakhstan’s Parliament held hearings, titled “Problems and prospects of development of the employment sphere,” on 28th September. The participants discussed the current state of the labour market, employment, and formalization of self-employed population in Kazakhstan as well as methods to further develop employment of the country in the current context.

  8. I escaped child labour and can now help others

    21 September 2018

    On the eve of International Week of the Deaf we profile a deaf Zambian man who, with ILO help, escaped child labour and discrimination and built a successful career as a teacher in the US.

  9. From young informal worker to qualified hotel employee

    19 September 2018

    ILO’s support for quality apprenticeships is making decent work a reality for young people in Tanzania. Now, as part of the search for more solutions to Africa’s youth employment challenge, the global initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth is calling for research ideas.

  10. © Better Work 2019

    Better Work Viet Nam challenges sexual harassment across the factory floor

    14 September 2018

    Still an underreported issue in the country, the joint programme of the ILO and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), sheds light on the nature of harassment in the workplace and ways to tackle it.