Comment and analysis


  1. Blog

    What’s to expect from this year’s International Labour Conference

    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.

  2. Blog - LGBTI ally

    Three steps to fight discrimination in the workplace

    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?



    Industrial relations in emerging economies

    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.

  4. Blog

    Lifelong learning matters more than ever

    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.

  5. Blog

    In their shoes – An interactive game on Decent Work

    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.

  6. Blog: Occupational Safety and Health

    Building the next generation in 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

    How to curb inequalities in Europe

    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.

  8. Blog: Digital labour platforms

    On-demand … and organized!

    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.

  9. GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 332nd session

    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.

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    Occupational Safety and Health

    Technology through the lens of occupational hazards and risks

    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.