Many governments are introducing laws and policies to stimulate responsible business practices, says Emmanuel Julien, Deputy-Director of the ILO's Enterprises Department. The ILO hosted the annual Inter-agency Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which this year focuses on how governments are promoting responsible business conduct through sustainable public procurement (SPP).
Against a backdrop of aging populations and persistently low economic growth, few European governments are doing enough to help recent immigrants move from low-skilled precarious jobs and into decent work, says a new report by the Migration Policy Institute and the ILO.
An ILO report launched ahead of the meeting of Economic and Social Councils in Seoul, South Korea, points to divergent trends: while many countries are moving towards more fiscal consolidation and less social spending, several developing countries are boldly expanding social protection schemes.
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come into contact with the disease. Within its mandate, the ILO is collaborating with the World Health Organization in specific activities to address important occupational safety and health and other issues arising out of this outbreak in relation to the world of work.