Comment and analysis

2017

  1. Tackling youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Creating decent jobs for a rapidly expanding young African labour force

    18 August 2017

    Youth unemployment rates remain relatively low in sub-Saharan Africa, as the vast majority of employable active youth cannot afford not to work. Yet within the next 15 years, some 375 million young people will become of working age in the region, equivalent to the current population of Canada and the United States combined. By 2050, sub-Saharan African youth, age 15 to 24, will account for 30 percent of all youth around the globe.

  2. © EricAudras/AltoPress/PhotoAlto 2017

    Youth employment

    How to get more young people into better jobs

    10 August 2017

    New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.

  3. © Ryan Brown / UN Women 2017

    Gender equality

    What causes gender gaps in the labour market?

    01 August 2017

    Despite the considerable progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality in the world of work, certain factors seem to be preventing it from accelerating.

  4. © AMT 2017

    Research Paper

    Emerging economies hold key to future of work in the auto industry

    20 July 2017

    What are the main future of work challenges the automotive industry faces around the globe? ILO News spoke with Tommaso Pardi, author of a research paper commissioned by the ILO through the France-ILO cooperation agreement, looking at the transformation currently taking place in both developed and developing countries.

  5. © Wiking Husberg 2017

    Occupational Safety and Health

    New ILO Project aims to reduce work accidents and occupational diseases in Ukrainian mines

    13 July 2017

    ILO News talked to Kenichi Hirose, Senior Social Protection Specialist, ILO-Budapest, and Iryna Peksheva, National Project Coordinator, Kyiv, about a new ILO project aimed at improving safety and health for Ukrainian miners. In June, they visited three mines to assess safety and identify areas for priority action.

  6. Blog

    What have we learned about helping women with conditional cash transfers?

    30 June 2017

    Between 2001 and 2002, Argentina suffered one of the worst economic crises in its history. Unemployment rose, the share of people living below the poverty line increased and political instability and social unrest ensued.

  7. Blog

    How workers with disabilities can help multinational enterprises succeed

    20 June 2017

    In my role as the Corporate Social Responsibility & Solidarity Manager of the Adecco Group in France – a multinational enterprise with operations in 60 countries – I have witnessed the positive impact of employing persons with disabilities at our company.

  8. Comment

    A landmark step —India ratifies ILO conventions on child labour

    13 June 2017

    With the ratification of ILO Conventions No. 138 and 182 – India now has ratified six out of eight ILO fundamental conventions. Comment by Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director of the ILO Country office in India.

  9. © Bernard Spragg. NZ 2017

    Questions and Answers

    International Labour Conference to discuss labour migration and fair recruitment

    02 June 2017

    ILO News talked to Ryszard Cholewinski, ILO Migration Policy Specialist, about current trends and the importance of addressing governance challenges in a changing labour migration landscape.

  10. Blog

    What’s on the agenda at this year’s International Labour Conference?

    29 May 2017

    The 106th Session of the International Labour Conference gets under way in Geneva, Switzerland from June 5-16. Here’s a look at the main issues that will be discussed by government, employer and worker delegates from the ILO’s 187 member states.