Comment and analysis


  1. Blog

    3 things we’ve learned about impact insurance

    29 April 2016

    For low-income families, access to insurance can mean the difference between a minor financial setback and being plunged into poverty. Here are a few things we’ve learned about the best ways to deliver impact insurance over the past year.

  2. Blog

    Healthcare workers care for us, but who’s caring for them?

    07 April 2016

    China is home to more than one in 10 healthcare workers worldwide. Inadequate occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness and policy expose healthcare workers to high risk of workplace accidents and illnesses, including HIV and AIDS.

  3. © UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran 2016

    Reducing inequalities

    ILO: Domestic workers should have the right to rest

    04 April 2016

    ILO publication says domestic workers should enjoy the same right to sufficient rest as other workers.

  4. © JAXPORT 2016

    Seafarers’ Identity Documents

    Security, seafarers’ shore leave and ILO Convention 185

    24 March 2016

    From 10 to 12 February, the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee, established to propose amendments to the Seafarer’s Identity Documents Convention, 2003 (No. 185), met to consider the difficulties that security requirements have placed on seafarers’ access to shore leave. Brandt Wagner, Head, Transport and Maritime Unit, ILO Sectoral Policies Department, spoke with ILO News about the meeting and how it dealt with issues around shore leave and security.

  5. © Ishak Saleh / UN Women 2016

    2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    2030 Agenda: Indonesia aims high

    02 March 2016

    Decent work will be at the heart of Indonesia’s development agenda as it moves to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, explains Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  6. Blog

    Stand up for Zero Discrimination against LGBT people at work

    01 March 2016

    Discrimination at the workplace is still a daily reality for millions of LGBT people around the world. But, as an ILO project in Asia reveals, everybody shares its negative consequences.

  7. © Li Wenyong / World Bank 2016

    Youth employment

    Young and female: A double “strike” for women entering the workforce

    09 February 2016

    An ILO/MasterCard Foundation study sheds new light on the challenges facing young women’s participation in the world of work.

  8. Blog

    How do we know if we’re really helping migrant workers?

    05 February 2016

    The ILO GMS Triangle project has provided counseling and support services to over 60,000 migrant workers across the Greater Mekong Subregion and Malaysia. But understanding if those services were really helping them to realize their rights proved easier said than done. In our latest blog post, researcher Ben Harkins explains his approach.


  1. Blog

    How EU countries managed the crisis: the work done and the road ahead

    15 December 2015

    Seven years after the financial crisis, labour markets across the EU are still struggling to bounce back. To understand why, the ILO analysed over 500 anti-crisis policy measures. Here are our conclusions.

  2. Blog

    What Ukraine can teach us about fighting AIDS through the workplace

    01 December 2015

    Ukraine has one of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in Europe. That made it an obvious choice to implement the ILO’s Voluntary counselling at work (VCT@WORK) initiative.