Comment and analysis


  1. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

    “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.

  2. InfoStories

    Employment: The win-win of disability inclusion

    01 December 2016

    Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist. Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for private companies, and how you can help promote inclusion.

  3. Article

    Decent work and social justice – the APRM must bring a change in mindset

    01 December 2016

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  4. Blog

    Smart employers know how to include people with disabilities

    30 November 2016

    One in seven persons in the world has a disability, according to the latest statistics. Yet people with disabilities are still far less likely to have a good job – or any job at all – than people without disabilities. Providing reasonable workplace adjustments can often make the difference. More and more employers are discovering just how simple and cost-effective these adjustments can be.

  5. © Alex Ogle / AFP 2016

    Labour market regulation

    Making non-standard jobs decent jobs

    18 November 2016

    ILO Senior Economist Janine Berg says that there is a need for regulations and policies if we want to improve the quality of non-standard jobs.

  6. Blog

    Will climate action deliver decent work?

    15 November 2016

    The world of work played a crucial role in the process leading up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement. It will also be indispensable to its successful implementation.

  7. © Jim 2016

    Questions and answers

    The future of work for youth in Latin America

    15 November 2016

    ILO News talked to José Manuel Salazar, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, about opportunities and challenges waiting for young people in the world of work in the region.

  8. Implementing the ILO G20 Training Strategy

    How rural communities are being empowered and deciding on quality jobs and skills needed in their areas

    11 November 2016

    ILO’s Chief Technical Advisor in Mozambique, Ana Cristina Paulo, talks about the "Skills for Employment and Productivity in Low Income Countries” project being implemented by the ILO, with support from KOICA of South Korea project, now approaching the midpoint of its three-year period.

  9. © MD. Hasibul Haque Sakib 2016


    Income inequality affects you whether you realize it or not

    04 November 2016

    Income inequality has a big impact on our lives, yet its effects aren’t always apparent. They’re often indirect, affecting us in ways that we may not even realize. Its consequences, however, are no less profound.

  10. InfoStories

    Employment: What stands between youth and decent jobs?

    30 October 2016

    More youth seem to prefer staying in school to getting a job early in life. That’s good news. Yet more than 200 million young people are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty. Explore this InfoStory to learn more about global employment trends for young people and what stands between them and a decent job.