All ILO Newsroom content

May 2016

  1. Our impact, their voice

    Smart phones, smart workplaces

    02 May 2016

    Almost all garment workers in Asia now own a mobile phone. The ILO’s Better Work programme is finding ways of using this technology to deliver important information.

April 2016

  1. Blog

    3 things we’ve learned about impact insurance

    29 April 2016

    For low-income families, access to insurance can mean the difference between a minor financial setback and being plunged into poverty. Here are a few things we’ve learned about the best ways to deliver impact insurance over the past year.

  2. Video interview

    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.

  3. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Work-related stress: What impact in the public services?

    28 April 2016

    In the following interview, the General Secretary of Public Services International (PSI), Rosa Pavanelli, explains how workers in the public services are affected by stress. She also underlines the role of trade unions to support workers against stress and how they can work with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to prevent and manage work-related stress.

  4. © infradept 2016

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016

    'Workplace stress: It’s time to lift the burden'

    28 April 2016

    "Work-related stress affects workers in all professions in developed and developing countries alike. It can gravely harm not only workers’ health but also, and all too often, the wellbeing of their families," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  5. © infradept 2016

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Why workplace stress is a collective challenge and what to do about it

    27 April 2016

    As the world marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Valentina Forastieri Senior Specialist, Occupational Health, Health Promotion and Well-being for the ILO, outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

  6. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    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.

  7. Our impact, their voice

    Ergonomics in China: Tackling workplace stress

    26 April 2016

    The ILO works with unions and the government in China to reduce the impact of stress and poor ergonomics on workers.

  8. © MSME staff and S.van Lieshout 2016

    Our impact, their voice

    Myanmar unleashes home-grown entrepreneurs

    25 April 2016

    An ILO training programme makes the founding step to help new and existing small businesses join the dramatic economic and social change sweeping the country.

  9. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    'Urgent action for faster, greener and more inclusive growth'

    16 April 2016

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee.