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A country in transition: Interview with the ILO's liaison officer in Myanmar

In Myanmar everything is being reformed, says Steve Marshall, the ILO's liaison officer in Myanmar. From tackling forced labour and helping discharged child soldiers, to supporting the capacity building of labour organizations and the creation of new labour legislation, the ILO is working closely with the government and newly emerging employers' and workers' organizations in Myanmar as the country moves towards greater democracy. The ILO's activities in Myanmar were one of the topics discussed at the 320th Session of the Governing Body of the Organization.

Meet the descendants of Solomon Northup from "12 Years A Slave"

Streamed live on 25 March 2014 - On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, ILO hung out with the descendants of Solomon Northup, whose life and memoir inspired the film "12 Years A Slave". ILO's expert on modern slavery, Beate Andrees, also joined the discussion to talk about forced labour today and the battle to stamp out. The Guardian's Holly Young moderated.

Microinsurance: Much progress, but challenges remain

Globally, an estimated 500 million people have microinsurance, up from 78 million in 2008. Craig Churchill, head of the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, discusses the growing value and viability of this insurance mechanism aimed at low-income people.

Why the European Social Model is still relevant

"In some countries, key elements of the ESM have been radically transformed, and sometimes dismantled, even though they clearly were not the cause of the crisis or the budgetary deficits," says ILO Senior labour economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead.

Moving from marginalization through apprenticeships

An ILO project in Zimbabwe is helping improve the quality of apprenticeships in the informal economy. The programme helps young people, particularly those living with disability, find decent work and escape the vicious circle of marginalization and poverty.

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