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August 2019

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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.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO100

    Taking the ILO to South America: An epic historical journey

    07 August 2019

    Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile were founding members of the International Labour Organization but were far removed from its Geneva headquarters. In order to draw them in closer, the first ILO Director, Albert Thomas, undertook an epic 70-day journey to South America in 1925.

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    Youth Employment

    Youth delegates call for systematic changes to global youth employment policies

    05 August 2019

    Young leaders at the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in Nigeria highlight need for better jobs, entrepreneurship, training and rights.

July 2019

  1. Media advisory

    Global Forum to tackle youth employment crisis

    31 July 2019

  2. Child Labour

    2021 declared International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    26 July 2019

    The UN General Assembly has urged the international community to step up efforts to eradicate forced labour and child labour, and declared 2021 as the Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  3. News

    ILO Director-General welcomes strengthened cooperation with Thailand

    24 July 2019

    During a two-day visit in Thailand, ILO Director General held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour as well as workers and employers representatives. In addition to in-depth discussions on labour issues, he also visited the Port-In Port-Out (PIPO) centre in Samut Sakhon Province.

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    ILO100

    UK House of Lords praises ILO on its Centenary

    24 July 2019

    As part of a general debate in the UK House of Lords, members congratulated the ILO on its 100th anniversary and praised its achievements in furthering social justice and decent work.

  5. Blog

    Work & child care: A struggle for men and women

    23 July 2019

    Through the SCORE Gender Equality Model (MIG SCORE), the ILO encourages companies to create policies and practices that promote the role of fathers and shared household responsibilities, including the negotiation of paid and unpaid work.

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    ILO Chief meets with Thailand's Prime Minister

    22 July 2019

    During an official visit to Thailand, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour of the Royal Thai Government.