Comment and Analysis

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    Youth employment

    How to get more young people into better jobs

    10 August 2017

    New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.

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    Gender equality

    What causes gender gaps in the labour market?

    01 August 2017

    Despite the considerable progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality in the world of work, certain factors seem to be preventing it from accelerating.

  3. Article

    Asia, the Pacific and Arab States: The world of work in numbers

    20 December 2016

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented his report entitled “Building an inclusive future with decent work: Towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific,” at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Meeting (APRM) in Bali, Indonesia last month. At an APRM plenary sitting, the ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat summarized the main findings of the report in this presentation of data and info-graphic slides.

  4. 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.

  5. The cost of migration

    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.

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    5th anniversary of ILO Convention No 189

    Who cares for the carers?

    16 June 2016

    On International Domestic Workers’ Day, some good news on protecting vulnerable workers in the home - An OP-ED on the Domestic Workers Convention by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.

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    Labour migration

    International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights

    27 May 2016

    Sharing good practice and experience in both countries sending and receiving workers is key to improve migrant domestic workers’ rights, says Maria Elena Valenzuela, Project Coordinator, ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their families. outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

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    Youth employment

    Young and female: A double “strike” for women entering the workforce

    09 February 2016

    An ILO/MasterCard Foundation study sheds new light on the challenges facing young women’s participation in the world of work.

  9. International Migrants Day

    Imagine a day without migrant workers

    18 December 2015

    ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat invites us to appreciate what migrant workers give us – and in what conditions – and reflect on what we give them in return.

  10. Sustainable Development Goals

    Building a global alliance against child labour and forced labour

    04 November 2015

    Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch explains how we can achieve target 8.7 of the United Nations’ SDGs which calls for an end to forced labour and child labour by 2025.