Over 80 per cent of the poor in developing and emerging countries live in rural areas and nearly two-thirds of the working extreme poor are employed in agriculture. Rural livelihoods deserve particular attention since they play a major role in eradicating poverty and inequalities, and in meeting the Sustainable Developments Goals.
Improved working conditions in the apparel industry make workers’ lives better and businesses stronger
An independent review of the Better Work programme shows significant gains in quality of life for workers in factories they advise, as well as enhanced productivity and profitability for those businesses involved.Read
Building on the new momentum created by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Alliance 8.7 brings together all interested parties to join forces in achieving Target 8.7 aiming at a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.Read
The new Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department, Vic van Vuuren, answers questions on the role of sustainable enterprises and social economy for the future of work.Read
Meeting of the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers
Programmes and results
The ILO has integrated many of its existing technical projects into five flagship programmes, designed to enhance the efficency and impact of its development cooperation with constituents on a global scale.
ILO and the G20
Artworks brings together artists to raise awareness, promote fundamental rights and advocate for social change on world of work issues.
World of work trends
- World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016
- World Employment and Social Outlook 2016
- Women at Work Trends 2016
- Global estimates on migrant workers
- Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2015
- Global Wage Report 2014-15
- World Social Protection Report 2014-15
- Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour
- Maternity and paternity at work: Law and practice across the world
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