30 July 2015
Every time the clarions of war are heard about fighting human trafficking, policy efforts tend to focus on addressing the alleged naivety of those who are trafficked and prosecuting the pimps or middlemen who recruit people for work. As the prevailing logic goes, migrants should know better and recruiters should be put on a tight leash.
Decent Work Bill
24 July 2015
Liberia has made history by adopting a new labour law, as it is the only one in the world that directly refers to the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda in its title.
20 July 2015
A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms.
15 July 2015
The digital age provides new opportunities to work in disparate locations and time zones but how can we ensure crowd-work is decent work? Senior ILO Economist Janine Berg and Technical Officer on Non-Standard Forms of Employment, Valerio De Stefano look at regulation of the ‘gig economy’.
14 July 2015
Several hundred experts meeting at the ILO Regulating for Decent Work Conference call for robust labour regulation to help deliver decent work and look to innovation to tackle unacceptable forms of work.
Health sector policies
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).
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.
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.
Decent Work, Green Jobs and Sustainable Development
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.
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.