Comment and analysis


  1. © WHO /Winnie Romeril 2015

    Occupational safety and health

    Ebola: How decent work in the health sector saves lives of health personnel

    01 July 2015

    International labour standards and tools, if correctly applied, are very effective in protecting frontline health workers treating patients with potentially deadly infectious diseases, such as Ebola, says Christiane Wiskow, Senior Health Sector Specialist at the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. © Kevin Jaako 2015

    Informal economy

    Ways out of informality: How a new ILO standard tackles the informal economy trap

    23 June 2015

    Following the adoption of the new ILO Recommendation on the transition from the informal to the formal economy, ILO News takes a look at some of the best practices around the world that helped shape this historic international labour standard.

  3. ILO Blog

    Migrant Worker Resource Centres: Supporting justice and fair treatment

    23 June 2015

    A network of 23 Migrant Resource Centres has provided guidance and legal counsel to thousands of migrants all across the Asia-Pacific region. In our latest blog post, Programme Officer Max Tunon shows us how they work.

  4. © Maria Fleischmann / World Bank 2015

    Decent Work, Green Jobs and Sustainable Development

    Do we have to choose between creating jobs and protecting the climate?

    04 June 2015

    Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department, argues that the world of work has a central role to play in tackling climate change and ensuring a just transition to a green economy.

  5. Blog

    Reflecting Global Change for Women in Business and Management

    29 May 2015

    Women have made important strides in the boardrooms of today's companies, but the glass ceiling is still far from broken. Deborah France Massin, Director of ILO's Bureau for Employers' Activities, blogs about the remaining challenges to reaching gender parity in management.

  6. ILO Blog

    What’s it like to get tested for HIV at work?

    05 May 2015

    Voluntary testing and counselling for HIV is a proven strategy for combating the virus. But what's it like to take the test at work?

  7. Labour migration

    Migration: Closing the gap between perceptions and true facts

    29 April 2015

    How are migrants generally perceived? Are those perceptions correct? Read an interview with OECD Deputy Secretary-General Stefan Kapferer, who was the main speaker at the second thematic meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

  8. © AFP/Hector Mata 2015

    ILO Blog

    Farm workers walk a fine line between exploitation and forced labour

    26 March 2015

    The Head of ILO's Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Beate Andrees, writes about the new documentary "Food Chains", produced by actress Eva Longoria about the conditions of farmer workers in the United States.

  9. ILO Blog

    Women and the future of work: time to change the conversation

    06 March 2015

    In 1995, global leaders met in Beijing to adopt an ambitious roadmap for achieving gender equality in the years to come. Twenty years later, it's clear that while progress has been made, we're still a long way from reaching that goal.

  10. ILO Blog

    Want to tackle inequality? Shore up collective bargaining

    03 March 2015

    From the forums in Davos to the protests taking place on the streets: inequality is the defining challenge of our time. It hurts economic growth, denies workers their fair share and robs families of their hopes for a better future.