14 July 2014
The coop economy, worth around US$2.5 trillion, plays its part in helping to eliminate child labour – a problem that, although in decline, still affects 168 million children worldwide.
09 July 2014
The global shortage of health workers is hampering efforts to deliver essential quality health care to all in need and achieve universal health protection.
Rights at work
16 June 2014
The well-publicised case of the abused Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih placed a spotlight on the plight of a vulnerable and often invisible population, migrant domestic workers. Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO's Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains how we can contribute to end this plight, relying on international labour standards.
22 May 2014
All over the world, trade unions and cooperatives are rediscovering each other and joining forces to save companies and jobs.
21 March 2014
Globally, an estimated 500 million people have microinsurance, up from 78 million in 2008. Craig Churchill, head of the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, discusses the growing value and viability of this insurance mechanism aimed at low-income people.
19 March 2014
"In some countries, key elements of the ESM have been radically transformed, and sometimes dismantled, even though they clearly were not the cause of the crisis or the budgetary deficits," says ILO Senior labour economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead.
Business and development
11 March 2014
Providing training, health-care and childcare to female workers has an impact that stretches beyond the factory floor.
08 March 2014
Despite significant progress over the past decades, gender equality remains a challenge in Latin America, where women study more than men, but earn less.
International labour standards
04 March 2014
We need to step up the speed of change to better protect domestic workers throughout the world, says ILO Wage Specialist Malte Luebker six months after the entry into force of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
12 February 2014
Boosting rural investment in Africa would create millions of badly needed jobs, as well as food security and resilience.