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August 2018

  1. ILO training course for LGBTI

    ILO helps open doors to the labour market for LGBTI people in Brazil

    16 August 2018

    Landmark pilot project inspires broader strategy to promote decent and productive work for vulnerable groups.

  2. Social Protection

    Ghana: Thinking outside the box gives public insurance scheme a huge boost

    14 August 2018

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility has helped Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme save money and improve customer service.

  3. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2018

    International Youth Day 2018

    Creating Safe Spaces for Youth in the World of Work

    10 August 2018

    "Join us on International Youth Day in committing to step up actions to promote safe spaces for young people that enhance their opportunities to secure decent work," says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  4. International Youth Day August 12

    B-roll: Vocational training gives young people in Madagascar a way out of gang crime

    10 August 2018

    Sunday, August 12 is International Youth Day and aims to draw attention to the challenges facing the world’s youth. Africa has the youngest population in the world and addressing the issue of youth employment is critical to the sustainable development of the continent. In the scenic port town of Diego-Suarez in northern Madagascar, a project supported by the ILO has helped fight urban violence, enabling young people to learn a trade and leave a life of crime behind.

  5. Internships

    Paid and well-designed internships work

    10 August 2018

    Unemployment and the proportion of young people not in employment, education or training are high, and new and emerging forms of ‘non-standard’ employment such as temporary, part-time and gig work are rapidly expanding.

  6. International Youth Day

    Vocational training gives young people in Madagascar a way out of gang crime

    07 August 2018

    In the scenic port town of Diego-Suarez in northern Madagascar, a project supported by the ILO has helped fight urban violence, enabling young people to learn a trade and leave a life of crime behind.

  7. International Youth Day

    Disadvantaged youth turn away from gang violence through skills' training in northern Madagascar

    06 August 2018

    In the first of a series of articles to mark International Youth Day on 12 August, we focus on an ILO-funded project that has been supporting efforts to curb urban violence and restore peace in the coastal town of Diégo Suarez.

  8. © Michael Coghlan 2018

    Crowdworking in Ukraine

    Crowdworking in Ukraine: A success for some but concerns for others

    02 August 2018

    Translator, Julia Gotra, has made a success of working on a digital labour platform. However, an ILO report on online work in Ukraine shows that there are also risks associated with this new flexible way of working.

  9. BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Make social dialogue work

    02 August 2018

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, praises the commitment to social dialogue and tripartism made by BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in a speech at the group’s Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting in South Africa.

  10. Our impact, Their voices

    Serving up success for disabled job seekers in Bangladesh

    01 August 2018

    For people with disabilities in Bangladesh, finding a job can be a huge challenge. Yet attitudes are changing, as the private sector increasingly sees the benefits of hiring disabled workers.