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March 2017

  1. Governing Body

    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.

  2. World Water Day

    Why waste water?

    22 March 2017

    A Video Message from Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Chair of UN-Water, on the occasion of World Water Day 2017.

  3. © Well-Bred Kannan 2017

    News

    Ending the instability in which modern slavery thrives

    17 March 2017

    The UN Security Council is pushing for cooperation on cross-border prevention, protection and prosecution in fighting the widespread denial of basic human rights.

  4. Statement

    ILO Statement to the UN Security Council on Modern Slavery

    16 March 2017

  5. Series: Guides for Integrated Rural Access Planning and Community Contracting in the Water and Sanitation sector

    Guide to develop Integrated Rural Access Planning in the Water and Sanitation sector: Guide No. 2

    16 March 2017

  6. Baselines to achieve SDG Target 8.7

    2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery

    16 March 2017

  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. Sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work

    13 March 2017

    "We bring our decent work mandate to the challenge of making the future of work we want – a future where women’s economic empowerment, gender equality and social justice are features of and drivers for a better world," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  10. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 7

    Regulating the use of temporary contracts by enterprises

    09 March 2017

    The use of temporary employment allows enterprises to adjust their workforces to changing circumstances. However, an over-reliance on the use of temporary workers can lead to productivity challenges, both for individual firms and for the overall economy. Legislation governing the use of temporary contracts plays an important role in influencing firms’ decisions on how intensively to rely on temporary labour.