What's new

October 2023

  1. Inter-agency career guidance event

    Digital Technologies in Career Guidance – A conversation with Jaana Kettunen

    This is the first in a series of informal talks between members of the inter-agency career guidance working group and international career guidance experts. The conversation will focus on the impact of artificial intelligence and digital technologies on career guidance.

  2. News

    ILO promotes investment in skills development for Responsible Business Conduct in Indonesia

    16 October 2023

    The ILO has established a three-year project initiative to support a human-centred recovery from recent disruptions in the global supply chains. The project is funded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.

  3. News

    Equipping youth in tourism and hospitality sector with entrepreneurship skills in Timor-Leste

    11 October 2023

    ILO project equips youth in the TVET schools with entrepreneurship and work readiness skills in the tourism and hospitality sector through pilot session using ILO’s Activity-Based Learning tools.

  4. News

    Polibatam exhibits good practices in creating a safe, inclusive and fair campus environment

    07 October 2023

    The commitment of the Batam State Polytechnic (Polibatam), with support from the ILO, to establish a safe, inclusive and fair campus environment has been recognized by the Indonesian government. Polibatam has been invited to demonstrate its good practices in a three-day event.

  5. Skills development

    Skills for Prosperity Programme in Malaysia: Making skills and TVET systems more relevant and inclusive

    05 October 2023

    Over 12,000 Malaysians, including women, youth and the bottom 40 per cent of the economy, have benefited from the Skills for Prosperity Programme in Malaysia, delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and funded by the United Kingdom government.

September 2023

  1. Event

    Global Refugee Forum: 15by30 Refugee Higher Education and Self-Reliance Pledge Webinar on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  2. Mutual recognition of skills

    7th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting 2023

    The 7th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting will be held on 28-29 September 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. With Thailand as the ATC Vice-Chair and co-host, this meeting aims to provide updates on the MRS initiative and the pathways of strengthening MRS moving forward.

  3. Article

    Empowering youth in Kenya with market-driven digital skills

    19 September 2023

    The ILO and Learning Lions are bridging the digital divide in remote areas by providing comprehensive digital skills training, mentorship and job opportunities to young people. This innovative programme is transforming the lives of vulnerable communities, including refugees, and paving the way for an inclusive digital economy in Kenya.

  4. Video

    ILO PROSPECTS skills programme trainee shines at WorldSkills Kenya

    06 September 2023

    Zeitun Said Omar, the only female candidate enrolled at the ILO PROSPECTS supported welding training course at Garissa Vocational Training Centre participated at the WorldSkills Kenya competition and stood second making her community and trainers proud.

August 2023

  1. The SKILLS Bridge Masterclass

    Masterclass Series “The SKILLS Bridge” - Episode 4: Empowering Sector Skills Bodies: Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Improve Effectiveness

    This episode of "The SKILLS Bridge" Masterclass series explores the role Sector Skills Bodies can play in enhancing skills and lifelong learning systems demand-driven. Starting from the cases of the UK, India and South Africa, the webinar will discuss best practices, lessons learned, hindering and enabling factors.

July 2023

  1. Article

    A returnee raised her income and improved her skills

    26 July 2023

    Migrant workers who lack proper information usually end up extending their stay, despite their visas having expired, putting them in danger of being classified as irregular/undocumented migrants. Migrants are even more vulnerable in such situations and face numerous challenges, including labour rights violations, abuses, and exploitation.

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    Masterclass Series: The SKILLS Bridge

    Masterclass Series “The SKILLS Bridge” - Episode 3: Digital transformations in Skills and Lifelong Learning systems: Challenges and enabling factors

    This third episode of "the SKILLS Bridge" Masterclasses explored how digital transformation can enhance TVET programs in developing countries, showcasing successful practices from Singapore and India, and discussing the use of digital technology in Skills and Lifelong Learning systems while addressing barriers and enablers for technology adoption.

  3. Article

    Bridging Perspectives and Building Solutions: Towards Inclusive Labour Migration in East & Horn of Africa

    21 July 2023

    "Opportunities and challenges on Labour Migration: An Experience-Sharing Forum among East African Countries"

  4. Article

    Advancing Skills Development and Migration: Fostering Collaboration for Positive Impact in Kenya

    17 July 2023

    Skills development within the context of labour migration

  5. Article

    A Visionary Path Towards Fair and Ethical Recruitment in Africa

    16 July 2023

    developing a robust Fair Recruitment Strategy designed specifically for Africa.

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    ILOSTAT Blog

    Youth skills: Tackling challenges and seizing opportunities for a brighter future of work

    13 July 2023

    Leveraging the ILO’s microdata, an analysis of global labour market and occupational trends highlights strategies to strengthen skills development and boost the competitiveness, agility, and resilience of youth.

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    World Bank / ILO / UNESCO joint study

    Improve Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to meet skills and labour mismatch

    12 July 2023

    A new joint study by the World Bank, the ILO, and UNESCO says TVET needs to adapt to globalization, technological progress, demographic transformation, and climate change.

June 2023

  1. Skill development for refugees

    Women defy gender norms, access vocational training on hard labour occupations in Ethiopia

    20 June 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners have introduced tailored courses, empowering refugee and host community members to gain professional skills and pursue meaningful careers.

  2. News

    Indonesia to build resilience to climate shocks with Adaptive Social Protection

    15 June 2023

    The ILO and its partners jointly support Indonesia to explore the potential of social insurance schemes to be integrated in the Adaptive Social Protection system to address climate risk and minimize the impacts of related shocks.

May 2023

  1. Press release

    ILO supports industry-led skills development for Indonesia’s maritime economy through the pilot development of Sectoral Skills Committees

    31 May 2023

    Through a programme funded by the UK government, the ILO has been promoting the involvement and engagement of industries through Sectoral Skills Committees to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in Indonesia’ ocean-based economy.