All ILO Newsroom content

April 2018

  1. © Mary Chind/Des Moines Register 2018

    Decent work

    New ILO guidelines to ensure decent work in public emergency services

    20 April 2018

    Experts adopt new guidelines to promote decent work in public emergency services, from better protection against the hazards emergency workers face to benefits in case of illness and work-related injuries.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Bosnia: A partnership to create jobs

    19 April 2018

    Local employment partnerships have proved to be a promising approach to create jobs for the long-term unemployed and provide businesses with a skilled workforce in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Persistent and growing inequality threatens global growth

    18 April 2018

    In a statement to the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned that high and rising levels of inequality are impeding inclusive and sustainable development. Looking to the future of work, he also called for a focus on decent work to confront the challenges of demography, technology, and climate change.

  4. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Persistent and growing inequality threatens global growth (PDF)

    18 April 2018

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, 2018

  5. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Persistent and growing inequality threatens global growth

    18 April 2018

    In a statement to the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned that high and rising levels of inequality are impeding inclusive and sustainable development. Looking to the future of work, he also called for a focus on decent work to confront the challenges of demography, technology, and climate change.

  6. © CAIA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 2018

    Inequalities at work

    How to curb inequalities in Europe

    17 April 2018

    Much international debate has focused on increased income inequalities and their negative effects on the economy and societies. A new ILO publication addresses the root causes of inequality by looking at various labour market policies and industrial relations’ systems. ILO News spoke with Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, ILO Senior Economist and co-author of the book.

  7. Blog: Digital labour platforms

    On-demand … and organized!

    16 April 2018

    Pick up a magazine, access a blog or scroll through your Facebook feed, and you’re likely to see some reference to the gig economy. From Uber advertisements to advice on how to thrive – or avoid pitfalls – in the gig economy, digital labour platforms have made a bold entrance into the world of work.

  8. Our impact, their voices

    Tackling commercial sexual exploitation of children on Madagascar’s beaches

    12 April 2018

    Poverty and lack of employment prospects make many teenage girls in coastal areas of Madagascar vulnerable to becoming trapped in commercial sexual exploitation. An ILO project supports community efforts to fight against the problem, one of the worst forms of child labour.

  9. Health in the workplace

    India: Battling TB in the world of work

    09 April 2018

    Tuberculosis, one of the world's leading causes of death, often strikes people in their prime working years. Workplaces have a critical role to play in its prevention, treatment and care.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    The two Cs to success: Communication and Cooperation

    04 April 2018

    Full participation and effective communication mechanisms can unlock frontline workers’ potential and improve productivity. A Chinese enterprise participating in the ILO’s SCORE programme provides a leading example of the benefits of workplace inclusivity.