Comment and analysis


  1. ILO Blog

    “I was in child labour. Now I’m getting my MBA.”

    02 October 2015

    When Usman Bilal was ten years old, his parents took him out of school and sent him to work with his uncle. But he was able to return to school with the help of an ILO project and is today an MBA student and child-labour activist.

  2. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2015

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Social protection for all to change people’s lives by 2030

    21 September 2015

    As the international community gets ready to formally endorse the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ILO’s Isabel Ortiz explains why social protection is a key component of the new global development agenda.

  3. © The World Bank 2015


    G20 starts to tackle inequality

    18 September 2015

    Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, welcomes the recent meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Turkey as a promising step to promote policies curbing inequalities, promoting growth and creating more and better jobs.

  4. © ILO/Truong Van Vi 2015

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Grow the economy with a well-balanced diet

    14 September 2015

    ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo shows the connection between decent work, acceptable living standards and economic growth, which together will help achieve several other sustainable development goals.

  5. © Alex Berger 2015

    2030 Development Agenda

    Zambia: How to tackle four development goals in a single project

    31 August 2015

    A new ILO-FAO agricultural employment project underway in Zambia aims to create 3000 additional decent jobs for rural youth, increase their incomes and tackle nutritional deficiencies. In so doing, it works towards four of the new sustainable development goals.

  6. © Matvey Andreyev / Flickr 2015

    Economic recovery in Ukraine

    More and better jobs for the Ukrainian people are key to recovery

    20 August 2015

    Read about how the conflict in Ukraine has affected the economic and employment situation in the country and what the ILO is doing to support the recovery.

  7. © ILO/Jana S. 2015

    ILO Blog

    The blind spot of efforts to tackle human trafficking

    30 July 2015

    Every time the clarions of war are heard about fighting human trafficking, policy efforts tend to focus on addressing the alleged naivety of those who are trafficked and prosecuting the pimps or middlemen who recruit people for work. As the prevailing logic goes, migrants should know better and recruiters should be put on a tight leash.

  8. © Bruce Strong /Together Liberia 2015

    Decent Work Bill

    Liberia’s new labour law commits to decent work

    24 July 2015

    Liberia has made history by adopting a new labour law, as it is the only one in the world that directly refers to the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda in its title.

  9. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2015

    Labour reforms

    Cutting back workers' protection does not lead to stronger growth

    20 July 2015

    A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms.

  10. © Liao xueming/Imaginechina/AFP 2015

    ILO Blog

    Regulating work in the ‘gig economy’

    15 July 2015

    The digital age provides new opportunities to work in disparate locations and time zones but how can we ensure crowd-work is decent work? Senior ILO Economist Janine Berg and Technical Officer on Non-Standard Forms of Employment, Valerio De Stefano look at regulation of the ‘gig economy’.