Voices from the world of work in Madagascar
16 November 2018
As part of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) video voices series, created to mark the Organization’s 100th anniversary in 2019, constituents from Madagascar share their thoughts on how the ILO has helped to promote social justice and set international labour standards.
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.
Giving Madagascar’s child domestic workers a second chance
12 June 2018
In Madagascar, driven by poverty and lack of opportunity, many children work as domestic workers in conditions that can be dangerous for their health and safety. A project of the International Labour Organization aims to reduce the number of children in domestic work through awareness-raising and skills training.
ILO Centenary: Testimony of Andrew Kailembo (Tanzania)
01 June 2018
What are the main contributions of the ILO to promote social justice around the world? For the celebration of the ILO's Centenary in 2019, Andrew Kailembo, Former General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU-African Regional Organization) shares his testimony.
How biogas is creating jobs and promoting sustainable agriculture in Egypt
14 May 2018
Twenty-four million new "green jobs" could be created worldwide using environmentally sustainable practices, according to the ILO's report, “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs”. In a global context of wage growth stagnation, increasing income inequality and a growing number of people in non-standard employment, Egypt is turning to new green technologies that protect the environment while creating productive employment.
Maternity protection at work: It matters to everyone
11 May 2018
Maternity Protection is a fundamental right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is defined in ILO international labour standards. Listen to why maternity protection is everyone’s business.
Madagascar: A way out of child sexual exploitation through apprenticeships
12 April 2018
In Madagascar, extreme poverty and lack of opportunities push many adolescent children into prostitution. In the city of Tulear, the International Labour Organization (ILO) along with UNICEF, SOS Children’s Villages, and employers’ and workers’ organizations are trying to raise awareness about children working in sex tourism. They offer young people the opportunity to learn new vocational skills.
17th Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners
05 March 2018
The 17th Seminar of Labour-Based Practitioners was organized by the Government of Ethiopia in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on November 13 to 17, 2017 in Addis Ababa. The theme of the seminar was "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach”. The Seminar brought together 490 participants including policy makers, programme directors and practitioners from 27 countries across the world.
Livelihood Opportunities: 6 years of success in the Egyptian Red Sea governorate
16 November 2017
The ILO's project "Decent Jobs for Young Egyptian People (DJEP)" funded by Canada marks six years of success in the Red Sea governorate where it enables livelihood opportunities to local young people.
How skills development is changing lives in Eastern and Southern Africa
10 November 2017
In Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania there is a new initiative to give young men and women practical skills to increase their employability, find decent work and improve their productivity. The approach is showing results in part because it is flexible, meeting the unique challenges facing each country.