Impact stories

Our impact, their voices

  1. Social insurance for informal employment – Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs

    18 August 2019

    In the past decades, Viet Nam made significant progress in extending social protection, and has now committed to universal social protection by the Master Plan on Social Insurance reform and the Master Plan on Social Assistance reform. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral programme supported a national dialogue led by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to implement the social insurance reforms.

  2. Why social insurance is important to me – Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs

    18 August 2019

    In the past decades, Viet Nam made significant progress in extending social protection, and has now committed to universal social protection by the Master Plan on Social Insurance reform and the Master Plan on Social Assistance reform. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral programme supported a national dialogue led by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to implement the social insurance reforms.

  3. © ©L. Muladi 2020

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Producing skilled workers linked with needs of industries

    15 July 2019

    SMK Mitra Industri MM2100 has developed four types of partnerships with the industries, aimed to not only improve its students’ working skills but also to enhance the capabilities of its teachers and instructors according to the changing needs of the industries.

  7. A synergy between polytechnics and industries to produce skilled workers

    09 July 2019

    The world of work needs professional and skilled workers. A strong synergy between polytechnics and industries, as shown by Politeknik APP Jakarta, is able to ensure the absorption of polytechnic graduates by the industries.

  8. Community action to fight child labour

    12 June 2019

    By working with local communities an ILO project in Bangladesh has succeeded in removing 2,000 children from child labour.

  9. Caring Gold: Future without child labour

    11 June 2019

    The dark reality of child labour and poverty remain despite the glitter of gold. Going beyond child-focused interventions, the ILO Caring Gold Project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), convened key actors and introduced innovations to end child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines.

  10. © Better Work 2020

    Closing the retirement gender gap in Viet Nam

    06 June 2019

    Women in Viet Nam spend fewer years working, have lower pensions, yet live longer. To counter the problems brought by this retirement gender gap, the ILO is helping Viet Nam bring its labour laws closer to international labour standards.