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2016

  1. 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.

2015

  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.

  3. © Aristocrats-hat 2016

    Sustainable development

    10 action points towards a greener economy

    26 November 2015

    Just before the opening of the Paris climate conference that is expected to set new ambitious targets to move to a low-carbon economy, ILO Green Jobs Programme Coordinator Kees van der Ree outlines ten steps that can facilitate a transition to a green economy.

  4. Blog

    The vital role of social protection in the fight against inequality

    20 November 2015

  5. Sustainable Development Goals

    Building a global alliance against child labour and forced labour

    04 November 2015

    Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch explains how we can achieve target 8.7 of the United Nations’ SDGs which calls for an end to forced labour and child labour by 2025.

  6. Fundamental principles and rights at work

    Boosting Workplace Compliance through Social Dialogue

    27 October 2015

    Compliance goes beyond simply implementing the law at the workplace, yet this is a concept that often fails to trickle down the supply chain. Youcef Ghellab, Head of the ILO’s Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit, explains what can be done to move this key issue forward.

  7. © S. D. McCourtie / World Bank 2016

    Women, work and the Sustainable Development Goals

    The future of work depends on the future of women at work

    21 October 2015

    Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO’s Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, explains why achieving gender equality is crucial for the world of work.

  8. © Tomas Belcik 2016

    Local Economic Development

    Local action is key to implement the 2030 Agenda

    13 October 2015

    The World Local Economic Development Forum opens in Turin on the 13th of October. This will be an opportunity to demonstrate that the sustainable development goals of inclusive growth and decent work for all are not just a job for nations and international organizations. Local and regional development can lead the way.

  9. 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.