Events coverage

August 2016

  1. Report in short: Youth employment in 2016

    25 August 2016

    With youth unemployment again on the rise, authors of the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook “Trends for Youth” report, Steven Tobin and Stefan Kuehn look at how young people are doing in the world of work and what their prospects are for the future.

  2. Musician, Lindiwe Bungane, talks about her involvement with the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign

    17 August 2016

    Zambian singer and actress, Lindiwe Bungane, has voiced the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery, as part of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. In this video interview, she explains her personal involvement with the fight against forced labour.

  3. Young entrepreneurs spread their wings in Katanga

    12 August 2016

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the ILO’s PAEJK project offers young people in Katanga province a better chance for the future. Nearly 20,000 young people have benefited from apprenticeships, and professional and entrepreneurship training to support their integration into the workforce. (Closed Captions available)

  4. Zambian musician Lindiwe Bungane gives voice to victim of modern slavery

    11 August 2016

    Zambian musician, Lindiwe Bungane, tells the real-life story of Thandi, a migrant domestic worker trapped in modern slavery. This video has been produced in support of the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign.

July 2016

  1. Tricked and trafficked: A harrowing real-life story

    30 July 2016

    Listen to Gulnara’s story of being trafficked into forced prostitution – as told by actress Robin Wright, for the 50 For Freedom campaign to end modern slavery.

  2. ILO's Ryder on China job market prospects

    23 July 2016

  3. Tripartism gives a voice to the world of work, says Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

    19 July 2016

    Social dialogue is key to formulating the policy responses to the changing world of work, both at the national and global level, according to Tomoko Nishimoto. She was speaking to Indian broadcaster DD National during a visit to Delhi.

  4. Social partner’s decisive role in design and implementation of labour provisions in trade agreements

    18 July 2016

    There is a tendency to establish mechanisms to inform and consult the wider public, including worker and employer organizations, but more still needs to be done to put these mechanisms into practice says Rafael Peels, a Research Officer in the ILO's Research Department.

  5. Labour provisions in trade agreements do not harm business and ease labour market access

    18 July 2016

    Marva Corley, ILO Senior Economist and lead author of the new ILO Growth with Equity report entitled “Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements”, says that labour provisions can also help with non-discrimination in the workplace and encourage more women to join the labour force.

  6. New opportunities, new perceptions: A wage subsidy programme for young job seekers in Kalmykia

    15 July 2016

    Millions of young people around the world are facing the same problem: no job and few job prospects when they enter the labour market. It's especially frustrating for young people with high academic qualifications. Increasingly, they are learning that getting the highest education possible is no longer a guarantee of getting a good job. But an innovative strategy built on partnerships from all levels of society is changing that, and changing young people's perceptions of what kind of job is most suitable for them. (Closed Captioning available)