Comment and analysis

2017

  1. © Matteo Paciotti 2017

    Social protection

    More long-term care services for the elderly needed in Central-Eastern Europe

    10 February 2017

    ILO study highlights shortage of quality long-term services for older people in the region while a significant number of female migrant workers move to Western Europe to fill existing gaps. We asked Kenichi Hirose, co-author of the research with Zofia Czepulis-Rutkowska, to tell us more about these trends.

  2. Blog

    Are global supply chains creating new service jobs?

    20 January 2017

    The number of jobs related to the “servicification of manufacturing” has been growing much faster than the total number of jobs in global supply chains.

  3. Blog - World Economic Forum, Davos 2017

    There’s still time to make globalization work for all – Let’s start by fixing wage inequality

    20 January 2017

    ILO head sees global political developments of the last few months as a revolt of the dispossessed, of people – workers – who feel they haven’t benefited from globalization.

2016

  1. © Adri Berger / ILO 2017

    Non-standard forms of employment

    Improving the quality of non-standard jobs helps women

    19 December 2016

    Non-standard employment is not spread evenly across the labour market. Women are more likely to be employed in non-standard jobs, especially in part-time jobs, as compared to men.

  2. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2017

    Article

    Too hot to work?

    14 December 2016

    The ILO invited Professor Tord Kjellström to shed light on the impacts of rising heat due to climate change on occupational health risks and worker productivity.

  3. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

    “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.

  4. InfoStories

    Employment: The win-win of disability inclusion

    01 December 2016

    Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist. Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for private companies, and how you can help promote inclusion.

  5. Article

    Decent work and social justice – the APRM must bring a change in mindset

    01 December 2016

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  6. Blog

    Smart employers know how to include people with disabilities

    30 November 2016

    One in seven persons in the world has a disability, according to the latest statistics. Yet people with disabilities are still far less likely to have a good job – or any job at all – than people without disabilities. Providing reasonable workplace adjustments can often make the difference. More and more employers are discovering just how simple and cost-effective these adjustments can be.

  7. © Alex Ogle / AFP 2017

    Labour market regulation

    Making non-standard jobs decent jobs

    18 November 2016

    Today there is greater variation in the labour market, with many workers in part-time, on-call, or temporary employment, in employment arrangements with multiple employers, or in disguised employment or dependent self-employment. The ILO refers to these arrangements as “non-standard forms of employment”.