25 May 2018
This year’s International Labour Conference (ILC) – an annual event often called the world parliament of labour – will take place at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva from 28 May to 8 June, 2018. More than 5,700 government, employer and worker delegates from the ILO’s 187 member States will discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the world of work.
Blog - LGBTI ally
17 May 2018
Imagine going into work and having someone using a name and pronouns which don’t align with your sex or your gender identity and expression. And you live this every day. It would become exhausting right?
15 May 2018
A book recently published by the ILO looks at the institutionalization of industrial relations in emerging economies and its contribution to development.
08 May 2018
Lifelong learning is a concept that has been around for decades. But with the rapid changes we are seeing in the world of work, it now is a key to remaining employable over the course of a career.
01 May 2018
Children at a Geneva school briefly put themselves in the shoes of the tens of millions of children who can’t go to school because they are in child labour. Playing the ILO’s Decent Work Game, they heard the true life story of a child labourer, and what can be done to address the issue.
Blog: Occupational Safety and Health
27 April 2018
Last month, I was in Latin America talking with young workers and employers about occupational safety and health (OSH) issues, in preparation for SafeDay 2018. This year, SafeDay is focused on improving workplace safety and health for young workers aged 15-24, who suffer a disproportionately high rate of on-the-job injuries.
Inequalities at work
17 April 2018
Much international debate has focused on increased income inequalities and their negative effects on the economy and societies. A new ILO publication addresses the root causes of inequality by looking at various labour market policies and industrial relations’ systems. ILO News spoke with Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, ILO Senior Economist and co-author of the book.
Blog: Digital labour platforms
16 April 2018
Pick up a magazine, access a blog or scroll through your Facebook feed, and you’re likely to see some reference to the gig economy. From Uber advertisements to advice on how to thrive – or avoid pitfalls – in the gig economy, digital labour platforms have made a bold entrance into the world of work.
26 March 2018
The March 2018 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 22 March. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.
Occupational Safety and Health
13 March 2018
Striking the balance between technological innovation in the workplace and occupational safety and health can be tricky, says Nancy Leppink, Chief of the ILO’s Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch.