Feature articles

2017

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

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. © M.Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2017

    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.

  5. “Young women must fight for equality” says lady trade unionist Dr Hemlata

    07 March 2017

    “The present policy trajectory that favours the rich needs to be changed to being pro-worker and pro-women” said the president of Centre of India Trade Unions (CITU) to ILO India while interviewed on the role of women in the world work and the trade union movement.

  6. “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    03 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

  7. Zero discrimination at workplace benefits everyone

    01 March 2017

    Achieving zero discrimination needs actions from government, employers, workers and every individual in the society. Zero discrimination is more than protecting the interest of people living with HIV. It is about paving a path for qualified and capable workers – despite their HIV status – to help improving quality healthcare, education, and other industries.

  8. A bazaar of hope and courage: Local women take charge

    09 February 2017

    ILO’s Work in Freedom programme has helped women in remote rural areas access local livelihood opportunities, and take charge of their economic well-being without having to migrate for work.

  9. No call to go unanswered – A unique initiative for domestic workers

    03 February 2017

    A toll free number has been piloted to record grievances among domestic workers. This unique platform enables a two-way communication between domestic workers and their representative organizations.

  10. From brooms to books: Ranjita returns to school

    01 February 2017

    Many choose migration to escape poverty for themselves and their families. The ILO’s Work in Freedom programme reduces vulnerability to trafficking of women and girls by supporting informed migration, fair recruitment and decent work.

  11. © Minette Rimando / ILO 2017

    Job skills boost confidence, build peace in Zamboanga

    24 January 2017

    ILO skills training programme provides decent work opportunities to people affected by the internal conflict in southern Philippines.

  12. ILO and PMGSY – Road to ending poverty and creating prosperity

    20 January 2017

    ILO is associated with the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) programme in India to enhance rural road connectivity and its maintenance.

2016

  1. Moving forward to fair migration in Indonesia with no recruitment fees

    26 December 2016

    The Government of Indonesia continues to improve its labour migration governance. The Government of Indonesia has also continued to move forward with the application and implementation of the fair migration practices.

  2. 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.

  3. Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

    An ILO-funded Start Your Own Business training and mentorship programme brings financial independence to people with disabilities in Vanuatu.

  4. 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.

  5. Financial skills help shape a better future

    01 November 2016

    An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.

  6. Women shout out for safer workplaces

    25 October 2016

    ILO is working with women trade unionists to boost awareness of occupational safety issues in the garment industry

  7. SIYB training helped me launch my own business

    04 October 2016

    ILO's flagship programme on micro and small enterprise development is helping to create millions of jobs worldwide. This is currently being implemented in several Indian states and in over 100 countries worldwide.

  8. Pakistan's migrant workers pay punishing rates for the chance to work

    04 October 2016

    A new ILO survey, "The cost of migration: What low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan pay to work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates," shows that many emigrants are paying potentially up to 20 times official rates for the right to work abroad.