Comment and analysis

2014

  1. ILO Blog

    What can the fight against HIV teach us about Ebola?

    19 December 2014

    Margherita Licata and Kofi Amekudzi, Technical Specialists ILOAIDS, discuss the successes of ILO's work to combat HIV in the workplace for lessons that could be applied in containing other diseases such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  2. ILO blog

    “What I learned from a day at the docks with Thailand’s labour inspectors”

    08 December 2014

    In our latest blog post, ILO’s Kuanruthai Siripatthanakol heads to some of Thailand’s busiest fishing ports to see the challenges faced by labour inspectors as they work to combat forced labour, child labour and other rights violations in the country’s fishing and seafood processing industry.

  3. ILO blog

    Children belong in school, not in supply chains

    28 November 2014

  4. © Nonie Reyes / World Bank 2014

    Article

    Five ways in which the ILO is working on climate change

    28 November 2014

  5. ILO blog

    South-South Cooperation: a path to eliminating child labour in Latin America

    20 November 2014

  6. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2014

    Governments and corporate social responsibility

    Sustainable public procurement on the rise

    19 November 2014

    Many governments are introducing laws and policies to stimulate responsible business practices, says Emmanuel Julien, Deputy-Director of the ILO's Enterprises Department. The annual Inter-agency Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focuses on how governments are promoting responsible business conduct through sustainable public procurement (SPP).

  7. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Workplace injury insurance must be part of the Rana Plaza legacy

    14 November 2014

    By Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships

  8. © Richard Lewisohn/Image Source 2014

    ILO study

    Maternity protection: Good for workers, good for small businesses

    20 October 2014

    Maternity protection and work-family measures can generate positive outcomes for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says ILO Specialist Laura Addati.

  9. World Investment Forum 2014

    Foreign Direct Investment: Getting it right

    17 October 2014

    Together with UNCTAD, the ILO has organized a dialogue on how best to ensure that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) benefits everyone through the creation of quality jobs.

  10. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2014

    ILO blog

    “There are no jobs on a dead planet”

    08 October 2014

    As this year’s World Day for Decent Work focuses on the challenges of climate change, ILO Director-General explains how the ILO supports an ambitious global climate agreement which also fosters the just transition to decent work for all.