As the UN marks the 20th anniversary of Human Rights Day under the theme “20 Years: Working for your rights”, ILO News focusses on the challenges facing low-paid workers, which are at the centre of economic and social rights.
"It is fitting that the world is commemorating Nelson Mandela's life on Human Rights Day. Let us honour his memory and his legacy by respecting fundamental rights and advancing social justice," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the Memorial service in Johannesburg.
Experience shows that apprenticeships can have a positive impact on youth employment. Government, employer and worker representatives from EU countries are meeting in Geneva to discuss best practices and measures to further improve their efficiency.
The polarization of the workforce and the decline of the permanent employment contract are two of the rising trends that could destabilize the world of work, explains Roy Chacko, ILO Senior Advisor at the ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities.