News

March 2017

  1. Transformation of Women at Work in Asia: An Unfinished Development Agenda

    Women in Asia: high contribution, little rewards

    01 March 2017

    Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.

  2. Rights and discrimination

    Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

February 2017

  1. Media Advisory

    ILO, Gallup to publish joint report on International Women’s Day

    28 February 2017

  2. Annual report

    ILO Impact Insurance Facility takes innovative approach to reduce uninsured risks

    27 February 2017

    How an ILO programme adds significant value to enterprises and gives hope to some 4 billion low-income people still excluded from appropriate insurance products throughout the world.

  3. © Jessica Mulley 2017

    Inequalities and the World of Work

    Understanding and reducing inequalities in Europe

    23 February 2017

    A new report by the ILO in cooperation with the European Commission looks at the key factors leading to rising inequalities in fourteen EU Member States.

  4. © S. Olsson / AltoPress 2017

    “Working anytime, anywhere”

    New report highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework

    15 February 2017

    New ILO-Eurofound report shows that the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance but, at the same time, also blurs the boundaries between work and personal life.

  5. Media Advisory

    ILO and Eurofound to publish joint report on telework

    10 February 2017

  6. © 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.

  7. International labour standards

    ILO publishes annual report on the application of standards

    08 February 2017

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report, along with a General Survey on the occupational safety and health instruments concerning the promotional framework, construction, mines and agriculture.

  8. Occupational Safety and Health

    Stopping the sparks flying boosts factory safety in Bangladesh

    06 February 2017

    Electrical faults are the leading cause of fires in the Bangladesh garment industry. ILO with the support of the US Department of Labor has helped build capacity of fire inspectors to spot electrical risks.