Rights and discrimination
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.
28 February 2017
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.
Inequalities and the World of Work
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.
“Working anytime, anywhere”
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.
10 February 2017
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.
International labour 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.
Occupational Safety and Health
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.
Nobel Peace Prize
03 February 2017
Representing the ILO at the 16th World Nobel Peace Prize Laureates’ Summit in Colombia, ILO Regional Director José Manuel Salazar highlighted the challenge to make peace socially sustainable.