All over the world, mobile phones are being used to transform lives. The ILO's Better Factories (BFC) Cambodia project has developed a mobile application, "Outstanding Worker", which enables a two-way communication between BFC and factory workers to help ensure better working conditions. By Jill Tucker, Chief Technical Advisor for BFC.
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.
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has launched a programme aimed at creating 5,000 new green jobs by 2017. The US$12.1 million project – led by the ILO – will strengthen enterprise competitiveness, working conditions and promote sustainable businesses in the construction sector.