Comment and analysis

2017

  1. © Taehohn Lee 2017

    Blog

    How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

    26 April 2017

    While indigenous peoples face severe threats from climate change, they are also at the forefront of combating it, say three ILO experts on the basis of a new report.

  2. Indigenous and tribal peoples

    Revised ILO MNE Declaration will help promote indigenous peoples’ rights

    31 March 2017

    Positive engagement by businesses with indigenous and tribal peoples in line with the MNE Declaration could lead to stronger relationships, less conflict and new opportunities in ensuring inclusive and sustainable development for all.

  3. © Simone D.Mc Courtie/World Bank 2017

    Thailand 4.0 and the Future of Work

    Thailand must invest in its workers

    29 March 2017

    An Op-Ed by Maurizio Bussi, Director of the ILO Country Office for Thailand and Sameer Khatiwada ILO's Employment Specialist for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific, originally published in the Bangkok Post.

  4. Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 329th session

    24 March 2017

    The March session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 24 March. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  5. Baselines to achieve SDG Target 8.7

    2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery

    16 March 2017

  6. Rural development

    The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development

    13 March 2017

    Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.

  7. © M.Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2017

    Blog

    Preparing the Future of Work We Want

    13 March 2017

    Deep transformations on the labour market challenge us to find new ways to ensure that work delivers the jobs and incomes that people need.

  8. Better Work

    Better living and working conditions for deaf workers in Haiti

    01 March 2017

    Better Work, a collaboration between the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the ILO, has joined forces with an innovative foundation to improve factory clinics and boost the quality of life for a group of deaf workers in Haiti.

  9. © Matteo Paciotti 2017

    Social protection

    More long-term care services for the elderly needed in Central-Eastern Europe

    10 February 2017

    ILO study highlights shortage of quality long-term services for older people in the region while a significant number of female migrant workers move to Western Europe to fill existing gaps. We asked Kenichi Hirose, co-author of the research with Zofia Czepulis-Rutkowska, to tell us more about these trends.

  10. Blog

    Are global supply chains creating new service jobs?

    20 January 2017

    The number of jobs related to the “servicification of manufacturing” has been growing much faster than the total number of jobs in global supply chains.