Comment and analysis

2015

  1. © 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.

  2. © 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.

  3. © 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.

  4. © 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’.

  5. © Matt Paish / Flickr 2015

    Labour regulation

    Addressing the complex realities of post-crisis employment

    14 July 2015

    Several hundred experts meeting at the ILO Regulating for Decent Work Conference call for robust labour regulation to help deliver decent work and look to innovation to tackle unacceptable forms of work.

  6. © WHO /Winnie Romeril 2015

    Health sector policies

    Ebola: How decent work in the health sector saves lives of health personnel

    01 July 2015

    International labour standards and tools, if correctly applied, are very effective in protecting frontline health workers treating patients with potentially deadly infectious diseases, such as Ebola, says Christiane Wiskow, Senior Health Sector Specialist at the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  7. © Kevin Jaako 2015

    Informal economy

    Ways out of informality: How a new ILO standard tackles the informal economy trap

    23 June 2015

    Following the adoption of the new ILO Recommendation on the transition from the informal to the formal economy, ILO News takes a look at some of the best practices around the world that helped shape this historic international labour standard.

  8. ILO Blog

    Migrant Worker Resource Centres: Supporting justice and fair treatment

    23 June 2015

    A network of 23 Migrant Resource Centres has provided guidance and legal counsel to thousands of migrants all across the Asia-Pacific region. In our latest blog post, Programme Officer Max Tunon shows us how they work.

  9. © Maria Fleischmann / World Bank 2015

    Decent Work, Green Jobs and Sustainable Development

    Do we have to choose between creating jobs and protecting the climate?

    04 June 2015

    Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department, argues that the world of work has a central role to play in tackling climate change and ensuring a just transition to a green economy.

  10. Blog

    Reflecting Global Change for Women in Business and Management

    29 May 2015

    Women have made important strides in the boardrooms of today's companies, but the glass ceiling is still far from broken. Deborah France Massin, Director of ILO's Bureau for Employers' Activities, blogs about the remaining challenges to reaching gender parity in management.