Comment and analysis


  1. Blog

    What do we really know about income inequality?

    10 October 2016

    If you watch the news or read the papers, chances are you have heard about income inequality. The issue is complex and polarizing. But what does income inequality really mean?

  2. © ILO 2016

    World Teachers Day

    The 50-year struggle to put teachers at the centre of quality education

    05 October 2016

    On World Teachers Day, we all have a stake in standing with teachers to make education a true force for peace, discovery and fulfilment.

  3. The cost of migration

    Pakistan's migrant workers pay punishing rates for the chance to work

    04 October 2016

    A new ILO survey, "The cost of migration: What low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan pay to work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates," shows that many emigrants are paying potentially up to 20 times official rates for the right to work abroad.

  4. Op-Ed

    Better Work is better business in global supply chains

    27 September 2016

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    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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    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.

  10. © 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.