• Direct hiring opens up new horizons in Colombia’s palm oil sector

    Workers in Colombia’s palm oil agribusiness sector have reached agreements formalizing their jobs following complex tripartite negotiations. For José Guarín, this is a chance to make his dreams come true. For the ILO, while much remains to be done in the sector, this is a good beginning.


  • First African Employers’ Summit in Kenya

    A first event of its kind that brings together employers’ organizations and private and public sector decision-makers of the region to design an entrepreneurship-led employment strategy for Africa.


  • Technology and the future of work

    Video interview

    The greatest anxiety in the world of work today relates to the disappearance of jobs. Professor Jayati Ghosh, from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, explains the different ways technological change affects employment, and what governments in Asia should do to cushion the impact.


  • Smart phones, smart workplaces

    Garment industry

    Almost all garment workers in Asia now own a mobile phone. The ILO’s Better Work programme is finding ways of using this technology to deliver important information.



  1. Youth employment

    ILO calls for concrete action to tackle youth employment challenge in Latin America

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has paid a two-day visit to Colombia where he met with President Juan Manuel Santos and tripartite Colombian representatives.

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