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  1. Blog

    The vital role of social protection in the fight against inequality

    20 November 2015

  2. Article

    Global survey analyzes the use of information and communication technologies in labour administration

    06 November 2015

    Evidence discussed within the first GOVERNANCE Working Paper Series suggests that new technologies can significantly strengthen the capacity of governments to enhance compliance with labour laws and regulations. Comparing international practices in this area may present a new avenue for the ILO to provide technical cooperation and advisory services.

  3. Sustainable Development Goals

    Building a global alliance against child labour and forced labour

    04 November 2015

    Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch explains how we can achieve target 8.7 of the United Nations’ SDGs which calls for an end to forced labour and child labour by 2025.

  4. Fundamental principles and rights at work

    Boosting Workplace Compliance through Social Dialogue

    27 October 2015

    Compliance goes beyond simply implementing the law at the workplace, yet this is a concept that often fails to trickle down the supply chain. Youcef Ghellab, Head of the ILO’s Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit, explains what can be done to move this key issue forward.

  5. © S. D. McCourtie / World Bank 2015

    Women, work and the Sustainable Development Goals

    The future of work depends on the future of women at work

    21 October 2015

    Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO’s Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, explains why achieving gender equality is crucial for the world of work.

  6. © Tomas Belcik 2015

    Local Economic Development

    Local action is key to implement the 2030 Agenda

    13 October 2015

    The World Local Economic Development Forum opens in Turin on the 13th of October. This will be an opportunity to demonstrate that the sustainable development goals of inclusive growth and decent work for all are not just a job for nations and international organizations. Local and regional development can lead the way.

  7. ILO Blog

    “I was in child labour. Now I’m getting my MBA.”

    02 October 2015

    When Usman Bilal was ten years old, his parents took him out of school and sent him to work with his uncle. But he was able to return to school with the help of an ILO project and is today an MBA student and child-labour activist.

  8. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2015

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Social protection for all to change people’s lives by 2030

    21 September 2015

    As the international community gets ready to formally endorse the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ILO’s Isabel Ortiz explains why social protection is a key component of the new global development agenda.

  9. © The World Bank 2015


    G20 starts to tackle inequality

    18 September 2015

    Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, welcomes the recent meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Turkey as a promising step to promote policies curbing inequalities, promoting growth and creating more and better jobs.

  10. © ILO/Truong Van Vi 2015

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Grow the economy with a well-balanced diet

    14 September 2015

    ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo shows the connection between decent work, acceptable living standards and economic growth, which together will help achieve several other sustainable development goals.