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Social justice for rural populations means prosperity for the planet
Rural areas’ potential is often overlooked, but with the right policies in place, they can be attractive places to work and live, and can have a significant role in creating decent jobs.
The Rana Plaza disaster ten years on: What has changed?
Today, the garment industry is safer and the capacity of the Bangladeshi Government to oversee compliance is much stronger. But what challenges remain?
How employment services can support a post-pandemic jobs recovery
If you are out of work looking for a job or an employer looking to fill a job vacancy, who can help? This InfoStory shows how employment services can help people respond to economic crisis.
How to achieve gender equality in global garment supply chains
Global supply chains are a key entry point for women to enter the formal workforce, but serious decent work deficits remain prevalent, including discrimination, violence and harassment.
What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?
Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved the living conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, though urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.
The gender gap in employment: What's holding women back?
Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it is for men. When women do find jobs, these tend to be low-quality jobs. Explore the data behind the trends.
Ensuring fair recruitment: What the ILO has achieved
Many migrant workers – particularly low skilled workers - find themselves paying large recruitment fees to intermediaries in order to secure work overseas.
Peace and resilience through decent work
Millions of people worldwide have lost their livelihoods due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we are reminded that decent work is the foundation of resilient and peaceful societies.
The power of small: Unlocking the potential of SMEs
Explore this InfoStory to find out how the ILO is supporting small and medium enterprises to reach their full potential – and securing a better future of work for everyone.
Beyond the glass ceiling: Why businesses need women at the top
Women are better educated and more active in the labour force than ever. Yet despite these gains, their representation in top positions in business still lags behind that of men.
Can collective bargaining create a fairer economy?
When based on dialogue and equity, collective bargaining can help build stable, decent societies. Discover its impact on the economy, businesses and workers.
What stands between youth and decent jobs?
More than 200 million young people are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty. Learn more about global employment trends for youth.
Safety and health at work: Why are youth at risk?
Young workers suffer from injury and illness on the job at far higher rates than adults. Unstable jobs are just one of the factors that contribute to their vulnerability.
Stay or go: Migration should be a choice
With few opportunities at home, many young Nepalese seek work abroad. Find out what Nepal is doing to promote decent work at home and informed labour migration abroad.
The rising tide of non-standard employment
For many workers around the world, non-standard employment has become standard. What does this mean for workers, employers and societies?
The win-win of disability inclusion
Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for enterprises. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist.
Laying the foundations of social justice
War, industrialization and revolution helped trigger the creation of the International Labour Organization. Learn about the ILO’s origins and its founding in 1919.
Deceptive recruitment and coercion
Poverty, illiteracy, discrimination and migration make workers more vulnerable to forced labour. Discover how someone looking for work can become trapped in forced labour.
Tackling sex discrimination through pay equity
Women and men should receive equal remuneration for the same work or work of equal value. But how can pay equity be achieved?