Impact stories

2017

  1. Blog

    New technologies and the dynamics of job creation

    03 May 2017

    The debate on the future of work needs to go beyond just forecasting the expected scale of job losses, writes the ILO’s Irmgard Nübler.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    How data can protect workers’ health and lives

    28 April 2017

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.

  3. Safety and health at work

    Refusing to throw in the towel on factory safety in Bangladesh

    28 April 2017

    Four years on since the disastrous collapse of the Rana Plaza building, have things changed in the Bangladesh garment industry? Taking the case of one relatively small manufacturer on the outskirts of Dhaka, the answer appears to be yes.

  4. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Good workplace practices improve safety and health

    27 April 2017

    India, a fast-growing economy, has a large chunk of working population. Increased manufacturing activities, technological advancements and change in work practices is on the rise. ILO experts write as to why fostering robust OSH practices at workplaces is the need of the hour.

  5. Our impact, their voices

    When soft skills land hard returns

    03 April 2017

    An International Labour Organization programme benefits both businesses and workers through training that improves productivity and working conditions in Viet Nam.

  6. © 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.

  7. 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.

  8. © 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.

  9. International Women's Day 2017

    “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.

  10. Our impact, their story

    “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.