Events coverage

July 2016

  1. ILO's Ryder on China job market prospects

    23 July 2016

  2. Tripartism gives a voice to the world of work, says Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

    19 July 2016

    Social dialogue is key to formulating the policy responses to the changing world of work, both at the national and global level, according to Tomoko Nishimoto. She was speaking to Indian broadcaster DD National during a visit to Delhi.

  3. Social partner’s decisive role in design and implementation of labour provisions in trade agreements

    18 July 2016

    There is a tendency to establish mechanisms to inform and consult the wider public, including worker and employer organizations, but more still needs to be done to put these mechanisms into practice says Rafael Peels, a Research Officer in the ILO's Research Department.

  4. Labour provisions in trade agreements do not harm business and ease labour market access

    18 July 2016

    Marva Corley, ILO Senior Economist and lead author of the new ILO Growth with Equity report entitled “Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements”, says that labour provisions can also help with non-discrimination in the workplace and encourage more women to join the labour force.

  5. New opportunities, new perceptions: A wage subsidy programme for young job seekers in Kalmykia

    15 July 2016

    Millions of young people around the world are facing the same problem: no job and few job prospects when they enter the labour market. It's especially frustrating for young people with high academic qualifications. Increasingly, they are learning that getting the highest education possible is no longer a guarantee of getting a good job. But an innovative strategy built on partnerships from all levels of society is changing that, and changing young people's perceptions of what kind of job is most suitable for them. (Closed Captioning available)

  6. GAP-MDW-Decent Work for Migrant Domestic Workers Report: Introductory Video

    14 July 2016

    Introductory video to GAP-MDW 2016 project report

  7. "My manager’s support made me confident to take the HIV test"

    14 July 2016

    Actress, Mariana Renata, voices the real-life story of Yohana, a plantation worker from Indonesia who found out she was HIV positive after getting tested at work. She’s kept her job, is receiving treatment, and with her manager supporting her, Yohana says she’s lucky. This public service announcement of the ILO is produced under the voluntary counselling and testing for workers ‒ the VCT@WORK Initiative.

  8. “High levels of informality” - a major challenge for India, says ILO Chief

    08 July 2016

    India needs to transform its strong economic performance into more quality jobs and better working conditions, according to ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. He was speaking to Indian broadcaster DD News during a visit to Delhi where he spoke at a conference on the Future of Work.

  9. Why gender matters in climate change financing

    06 July 2016

    When it comes to financing climate mitigation and adaption, gender must be a central consideration. Mariama Williams, Senior Programme Officer, Global Governance for Development Programme at the South Centre explains why.

  10. How to shape the future of work

    04 July 2016

    Video interview of Maria Helena André,Director of ACTRAV at the conference 'Shaping the new world of work', Brussels, 27-29 June 2016.