Comment and Analysis

  1. Sustainable Development Goals

    Building a global alliance against child labour and forced labour

    04 November 2015

    Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch explains how we can achieve target 8.7 of the United Nations’ SDGs which calls for an end to forced labour and child labour by 2025.

  2. © S. D. McCourtie / World Bank 2020

    Women, work and the Sustainable Development Goals

    The future of work depends on the future of women at work

    21 October 2015

    Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO’s Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, explains why achieving gender equality is crucial for the world of work.

  3. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2020

    Labour reforms

    Cutting back workers' protection does not lead to stronger growth

    20 July 2015

    A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms.

  4. © Maria Fleischmann / World Bank 2020

    Decent Work, Green Jobs and Sustainable Development

    Do we have to choose between creating jobs and protecting the climate?

    04 June 2015

    Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department, argues that the world of work has a central role to play in tackling climate change and ensuring a just transition to a green economy.

  5. © ILO/Joseph Fortin 2020

    Fair economy

    Cooperatives’ considerable clout in the fight against child labour

    14 July 2014

    The coop economy, worth around US$2.5 trillion, plays its part in helping to eliminate child labour – a problem that, although in decline, still affects 168 million children worldwide.

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    Business and development

    Improving conditions for women workers has a domino effect

    11 March 2014

    Providing training, health-care and childcare to female workers has an impact that stretches beyond the factory floor.

  7. © Peter Parks / AFP 2020

    New ILO Publication

    Inequality is not inevitable

    10 February 2014

    A new ILO book shows that the growing gap between rich and poor is only partially associated with technological change. The divide is mostly the result of economic and institutional policies that preceded the global economic and social crisis and were exacerbated by it.

  8. Op-Ed

    Reducing inequality will boost economic growth

    24 January 2014

    This oped has appeared in several leading newspapers around the world.

  9. Comment by Guy Ryder

    Child labour is no child’s play

    08 October 2013

  10. © Angelos Tzortzinis/ AFP 2020

    Making Migration Work

    New thinking on labour migration needed

    02 October 2013

    As a High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development is taking place in New York, ILO Director General Guy Ryder discusses ways to improve labour migration governance for the benefit of all.