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March 2017

  1. Our impact, their stories

    “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    02 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

  2. Transformation of Women at Work in Asia: An Unfinished Development Agenda

    Women in Asia: high contribution, little rewards

    01 March 2017

    Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.

  3. Rights and discrimination

    Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

February 2017

  1. © Stefan Magdalinski 2017

    World Day of Social Justice

    Decent work for social justice

    20 February 2017

    On World Day of Social Justice (20 February), ILO Director-General Guy Ryder underscores the challenge of bridging the social and economic gaps which have arisen as a result of growing inequality.

  2. International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

    How small tourism businesses in Nepal are turning more professional

    18 February 2017

    The disastrous 2015 earthquake seriously damaged Nepal’s tourist industry. Now that the tourists are starting to return, they’re discovering something new about the way Nepalese businesses are welcoming visitors.

  3. Series: Guides for Integrated Rural Access Planning and Community Contracting in the Water and Sanitation sector

    Community Contracting to execute public works and manage services: Guide No. 3

    15 February 2017

  4. Series: Guides for Integrated Rural Access Planning and Community Contracting in the Water and Sanitation sector

    Conceptual guide for Integrated Rural Access Planning and Community Contracting in the Water and Sanitation sector: Guide No.1

    15 February 2017

  5. Our impact, their stories

    Renewable energy production boosts hope for job creation in Egypt

    14 February 2017

    How an ILO pilot project that produces biogas in two Egyptian villages is creating jobs and reducing pollution.

  6. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 6

    Reducing Decent Work Deficits in Periods of Low Growth

    10 February 2017

    In recent years, the global economy has been gravitating towards what could be considered ‘new normal’ lower levels of growth. The idea of persistently lower growth has become increasingly important as GDP growth rates continue to remain below expectations, and lower than the rates achieved in the pre-crisis period. Should this protracted period of lower growth prove to be structural rather than cyclical, an adjusted approach to reducing decent work deficits will be called for. Indeed, at current levels of growth, the capacity of the global economy to create a sufficient number of quality jobs and achieve the target of “full and productive employment and decent work for all”, as set out in Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Agenda, may be compromised.

  7. © Matteo Paciotti 2017

    Social protection

    More long-term care services for the elderly needed in Central-Eastern Europe

    10 February 2017

    ILO study highlights shortage of quality long-term services for older people in the region while a significant number of female migrant workers move to Western Europe to fill existing gaps. We asked Kenichi Hirose, co-author of the research with Zofia Czepulis-Rutkowska, to tell us more about these trends.