All ILO Newsroom content

August 2016

  1. © ILO/A.Azhari 2016

    Our impact, their voice

    After the volcano: From displaced person to business woman

    18 August 2016

    An Indonesian woman displaced after a volcanic eruption opened a successful business after ILO training on financial education and entrepreneurship.

  2. Video interview

    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. Article

    Jute means jobs in Bangladesh

    17 August 2016

    Thought the Bangladesh Jute industry was a thing of the past? Think again. The industry needs more and more skilled staff and an innovative partnership supported by ILO between Panchagarh Technical School and College and a leading jute company is helping meet this demand.

  4. Stories from the field

    Keeping them home: How improving public employment services helps people find jobs and stay with their families

    16 August 2016

    In Nepal, the Labour Market Information and Employment Services (LIfE) project, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), helps to improve access to basic information and services that can help job seekers, in particular youth, make well-informed choices about education, training, and employment.

  5. International Youth Day

    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)

  6. Blog

    What Works for Youth Employment

    12 August 2016

    “What works?” is one of the most recurrent questions we receive from those looking for efficient solutions to address the youth employment challenge. Turning this demand into action is at the centre of our efforts.

  7. Statement

    Background Note by the International Labour Organization for the UN High-Level Political Forum 11 - 20 July 2016, New York

    12 August 2016

  8. International Youth Day 2016

    Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production through Decent Work for Youth

    12 August 2016

    “Access to productive and decent work is the best way young people can realize their aspirations, improve their living conditions and actively participate in society,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  9. International Youth Day

    Cooking up a brighter future in Bangladesh

    12 August 2016

    A young woman in Bangladesh benefits from ILO skills training, highlighting the leading role of youth in poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development.

  10. Voice of the voiceless

    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.