Events coverage

April 2016

  1. Technology and the future of work

    28 April 2016

    The greatest anxiety in the world of work today relates to the disappearance of jobs. Professor Jayati Ghosh, from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, explains the different ways technological change affects employment, and what governments in Asia should do to cushion the impact.

  2. Manage psychosocial risks to prevent work-related stress

    27 April 2016

    Stress at work is not an inevitability. Causes of work-related stress such as excessive job demands, lack of control over work and work-life balance, need to be incorporated into a risk management process and treated like any other workplace risks to protect workers’ health and wellbeing says Valentina Forastieri, Senior specialist on Occupational Health at the ILO.

  3. ILO Director-General highlights the important link between evaluation and the SDGs

    26 April 2016

    In his address to the annual United Nations Evaluation Group’s (UNEG) meeting that was co-hosted by ILO EVAL from April 25-29 in Geneva, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, explains the significant contribution that evaluation will have to make to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how the provision of evaluative evidence will guide the ILO to realize SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

  4. ILO SCORE India : ‘Green SMEs, Win SMEs'

    21 April 2016

    ‘Green Practices’ by enterprises not only contribute to their resource efficiency and savings but also in the sustainable development of a country due to reduced environmental impact on community. Further, it is increasingly becoming a determining factor in purchasing and procurement decisions by global buyers. This video shows the gains reported by SCORE-trained Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India after becoming ‘green’ following adoption of simple and cost-effective clean production techniques identified through the involvement of employees.

  5. A day in the life of a SCORE trained SME in Jiangsu, China

    15 April 2016

    This short film follows Zhou Hougyan, an employee of Jiangsu Teho Metal Industry Co. Ltd, throughout her working day showing the impact that SCORE Training has had on the enterprise and the people that work there.

March 2016

  1. Global Supply Chains: what lessons from Kenya?

    31 March 2016

    Francis Atwoli, General Secretary of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-Kenya) explains the impact of Global Supply Chains in Kenya and how Trade Unions can implement decent work in global supply chains.

  2. Future of Work: lessons from South Africa

    29 March 2016

    Bheki Ntshalintshali, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) discusses possible ways to overcome the technological advancement in the world of work and how trade unions can influence the discussion around the ILO Centenary initiative on the Future of Work.

  3. Future of Work: lessons from New Zealand

    29 March 2016

    Helen Kelly from the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) explains some perspectives from New Zealand regarding the future of work. She gives her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions on the future of work and how they can influence the discussion around the ILO Centenary initiative on the Future of Work.

  4. Water and jobs for Tunisia

    23 March 2016

    In Kesra, Tunisia, an ILO programme to support the development of disadvantaged areas is stimulating local economic activity. Thanks to a new irrigation system built using a labour-intensive approach, water resources are better managed, the production of figs and other crops has increased, and new jobs have been created in the region. (Closed Captions available)

  5. ILO Director-General calls for improved conditions for water workers

    22 March 2016

    In his message for World Water Day, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, highlights the situation of the some 1.5 billion people who work in water, many of whom are not recognized for the work they do, nor protected by basic labour rights.