World of Work magazine

Cover Story

  1. A double-dip in employment?

    01 December 2011

    In a grim analysis issued on the eve of the G20 leaders summit in Cannes, France, the ILO says the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay the global economic recovery and may ignite more social unrest in many countries.


  1. Gender equality is key to workplace responses to HIV and AIDS

    01 December 2011

    Gender inequality and HIV/AIDS are inextricably linked. Women account for just over 50 per cent of all people living with HIV.

  2. From sick to fit: Case management gaining ground as work reintegration tool

    01 December 2011

    With health care systems increasingly under pressure, and spending on disability benefits continuing to rise, a growing number of employers, governments and insurers are looking for ways to get injured or sick employees back to work. Patrick Moser, a Geneva-based journalist, reports.

  3. Migrants return to India

    01 December 2011

    To the boom tune of a strong Indian economy and cries of a global recession, a growing number of Indians are returning home to pursue promising careers.

  4. A changing world: Adapting to an ageing population in the workplace

    01 December 2011

    With better health and longevity, lower birth rates, and the ageing of baby boomers, the world is seeing a major change in demographic trends.

ILO in History

  1. Social security for all

    01 December 2011

    According to the ILO’s “World Social Security Report 2010/11”, only 20 per cent of the world’s working-age population has access to comprehensive social security systems.

  2. The ILO in 1941: Preserving and extending the social frontiers of democracy

    01 August 2011

    Not long after the Second World War broke out in 1939, Switzerland was surrounded by Germany and its allies. It became clear that normal operations of the Geneva-based ILO were no longer possible. The Office moved to Montreal, Canada, in May 1940, where it was accommodated at McGill University.

Issues of the WoW magazine

  1. The future of work: From driver to transport manager

    20 May 2015

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 104th International Labour Conference (ILC), including the future of work.

  2. World of Work: Migrant workers are not a commodity

    02 June 2014

    This year’s Special 2014 issue of the World of Work magazine reflects the themes of the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC).