Comment and Analysis

  1. Op-Ed

    Reducing inequality will boost economic growth

    24 January 2014

    This oped has appeared in several leading newspapers around the world.

  2. Comment by Guy Ryder

    Child labour is no child’s play

    08 October 2013

  3. © Angelos Tzortzinis/ AFP 2020

    Making Migration Work

    New thinking on labour migration needed

    02 October 2013

    As a High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development is taking place in New York, ILO Director General Guy Ryder discusses ways to improve labour migration governance for the benefit of all.

  4. © Jiang Qianlan / XINHUA 2020

    World Tourism Day

    Tourism, poverty reduction and gender equality

    25 September 2013

    On the occasion of World Tourism Day (27 September), ILO Senior Tourism Specialist Wolfgang Weinz and ILO Senior Gender Specialist Susan Maybud talk about the role that tourism can play in achieving poverty reduction and gender equality.

  5. Article

    Only Fair: Social justice must be at the foundation of Arab economic reforms

    17 September 2013

    By Nada al-Nashif and Zafiris Tzannatos

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    Boosting demand is the goal, so how do we get there?

    05 September 2013

  7. Fighting forced labour

    Question and answers on Work In Freedom programme

    15 July 2013

    The 5-year joint DFID/ILO programme aims to prevent over 100,000 girls and women from South Asia from falling victim to child and labour trafficking.

  8. Skills

    Wanted: Local workers for the oil and gas industry

    12 December 2012

    The oil and gas industry is facing increasing shortages of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity for oil- and gas-producing countries to boost the involvement of their local workforce.

  9. Article

    Time for Arabs to live up to their call for social justice by protecting vulnerable workers

    15 August 2012

    Which Arab country will be the first to ratify the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers?

  10. Article

    The global jobs crisis: the G-20 must act now to avoid a lost decade – Op-Ed by ILO Director-General Juan Somavia

    02 November 2011

    The world employment outlook is dire. Unemployment stands at more than 200 million, and is rising. The current rate of global jobs growth, at 1 per cent or less per year, will not replace the 30 million jobs lost since the crisis began in 2008.