Comment and analysis

2014

  1. ILO blog

    South-South Cooperation: a path to eliminating child labour in Latin America

    20 November 2014

  2. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2014

    Governments and corporate social responsibility

    Sustainable public procurement on the rise

    19 November 2014

    Many governments are introducing laws and policies to stimulate responsible business practices, says Emmanuel Julien, Deputy-Director of the ILO's Enterprises Department. The annual Inter-agency Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focuses on how governments are promoting responsible business conduct through sustainable public procurement (SPP).

  3. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Workplace injury insurance must be part of the Rana Plaza legacy

    14 November 2014

    By Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships

  4. © Richard Lewisohn/Image Source 2014

    ILO study

    Maternity protection: Good for workers, good for small businesses

    20 October 2014

    Maternity protection and work-family measures can generate positive outcomes for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says ILO Specialist Laura Addati.

  5. World Investment Forum 2014

    Foreign Direct Investment: Getting it right

    17 October 2014

    Together with UNCTAD, the ILO has organized a dialogue on how best to ensure that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) benefits everyone through the creation of quality jobs.

  6. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2014

    ILO blog

    “There are no jobs on a dead planet”

    08 October 2014

    As this year’s World Day for Decent Work focuses on the challenges of climate change, ILO Director-General explains how the ILO supports an ambitious global climate agreement which also fosters the just transition to decent work for all.

  7. ILO blog

    How a landmark treaty on forced labour got passed

    25 September 2014

    A new Protocol and Recommendation have equipped ILO’s Forced Labour Convention with new tools for tackling modern-day slavery. But its adoption at this year’s International Labour Conference was far from certain. Here’s a glimpse into how it got adopted and why these instruments are critical to address the worst forms of exploitation.

  8. © UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 2014

    World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

    When indigenous and world leaders meet, what does it mean for the ILO?

    18 September 2014

    A historic meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York is set to bolster further ratification of the ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

  9. © Province of British Columbia 2014

    ILO blog

    5 reasons to consider an apprenticeship

    16 September 2014

    For young people preparing to enter one of the toughest job markets in decades, a good apprenticeship programme can pave the way to a rewarding career. In our latest blog post, ILO skills expert Michael Axmann gives five reasons today's young people should give apprenticeships some thought.

  10. © Song Wen / XINHUA 2014

    Coops as employers

    Cooperatives get down to business

    15 September 2014

    From grain handlers to credit unions, cooperative enterprises as employers are assuming a leading role among social partnerships.