Comment and analysis

2016

  1. © Sandia Labs 2016

    Future of work

    "ILO needs to act as a catalyst to advance social and solidarity economy"

    14 September 2016

    The new Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department, Vic van Vuuren, answers questions on the role of sustainable enterprises and social economy for the future of work.

  2. Blog

    What does water have to do with work? In Malawi, plenty

    29 August 2016

    Recently I travelled to Malawi to discuss jobs and water with Ministers, worker and employer groups. While there, I recalled that on World Water Day this year the President of the country, Peter Mutharika, was one of a number of heads of state who gave international recognition to the links between employment, development and managing our scarce water resources.

  3. Blog

    What Works for Youth Employment

    12 August 2016

    “What works?” is one of the most recurrent questions we receive from those looking for efficient solutions to address the youth employment challenge. Turning this demand into action is at the centre of our efforts.

  4. Blog

    How ILO helps Chinese migrants work abroad safely

    05 August 2016

    The 10 million Chinese migrants working abroad often fall prey to deceptive recruitment practices and other labour abuses.

  5. © A. Caballero-Reynolds / AFP 2016

    Blog

    Does Uber signal the end of social security?

    27 July 2016

    In our latest blog post, ISSA Secretary General Hans-Horst Konkolwsky looks at the challenges to social security posed by the “gig economy” and new forms of work.

  6. © Lydur Skulason 2016

    UNCTAD 14

    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  7. Blog

    Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on

    18 July 2016

    Nelson Mandela left us in December 2013. But his legacy lives on. And we continue to celebrate International Mandela Day on 18 July, his birthday.

  8. Blog

    The call for adequate minimum wages is growing louder everywhere

    30 June 2016

    Dozens of countries have sought ILO’s assistance to set up minimum-wage policies over the past five years. According to our team of experts, the trend shows no signs of slowing.

  9. Blog

    12 things we learned at the International Labour Conference

    27 June 2016

    As part of our coverage of the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, we sat down with experts on a whole range of topics to look at some of the biggest issues facing the world of work. These talks were broadcast live to an audience of thousands of people worldwide, who shared their thoughts and questions with our experts. Here’s a short list of some of the things that we learned.

  10. © Herald Post 2016

    5th anniversary of ILO Convention No 189

    Who cares for the carers?

    16 June 2016

    On International Domestic Workers’ Day, some good news on protecting vulnerable workers in the home - An OP-ED on the Domestic Workers Convention by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.