Features

2015

  1. Occupational safety and health in the construction sector

    Tightening bolts and strengthening safety

    31 July 2015

    In the jungles of Papua, Indonesia, an ILO-supported programme has helped construction workers and employers understand why safety is important, and how they can make simple, practical changes.

  2. © B. Patel / ILO 2015

    Human trafficking

    Labour migration: The dark side of the coin

    29 July 2015

    A new ILO study exposes the pitfalls of labour migration for women domestic workers both within India and abroad and provides policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the nature of forced labour and trafficking in the region.

  3. Garment industry in Cambodia

    How the ILO helps to promote labour standards in global supply chains

    27 July 2015

    Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector has continued to perform solidly in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. Exports continued to grow along with employment and workers’ average wages, a new ILO analysis finds.

  4. © Cris Bouroncle / AFP 2015

    Green Jobs

    Peru: The world of work can help save the environment

    15 July 2015

    The Peruvian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Luis Enrique Chavez Basagoitia shared his thoughts on opportunities for humanity that can be provided by the green economy; challenges that developing countries, including Peru, must overcome and the key role of technology. He also spoke about the joint appeal of Peru and France in the lead-up to major talks on climate change at the end of this year.

  5. Cooperatives

    When work is more than “just a job”

    02 July 2015

    As the world celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives, ILO News looks at how one cooperative in Brooklyn, New York, is offering migrants a dignified and sustainable way to make a decent living.

  6. HIV/AIDS

    Looking over the fence: HIV/AIDS workplace programmes in India

    29 June 2015

    How the ILO supports companies in India to adopt workplace HIV/AIDS programmes benefitting workers and their families and communities.

  7. Labour data

    Myanmar: New labour force survey addresses data gap

    26 June 2015

    Reaching high coverage, the first labour force survey in Myanmar in a quarter century will provide results in October that will shape the country’s employment policy.

  8. International Domestic Workers’ Day

    'I dared to ask'

    16 June 2015

    One woman’s courage led to greater protection for domestic workers in South Africa. Her struggle illustrates the challenges faced by all vulnerable workers.

  9. Kyrgyzstan

    Out of child labour and into school: The story of Alimjan

    11 June 2015

    Alimjan’s mother did not see any harm in her son’s work, even though he was still a child. On the contrary, she believed that the sooner he learned how to earn money, the better. Read about how an ILO project helped get a boy out of child labour and into school.

  10. World Day Against Child Labour

    ‘Til Everyone Can See - Thai rock stars use their talents to fight child labour

    10 June 2015

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour, Thailand's biggest rock stars have worked with the International Labour Organization on the first national language cover version of the song 'Til Everyone Can See.