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  1. Gender equality and growth

    ILO: Women’s empowerment and skills development are critical to ensure sustained growth in Myanmar’s garment sector

    21 February 2019

    Myanmar’s garment workforce is projected to grow to one million workers by 2020, mostly women. A new ILO report assessing gender gaps in the sector underlines the need to address workplace culture in order to achieve decent work for the thousands of women that power the industry and Myanmar’s economic growth.

  2. Publication

    The future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    06 February 2019

    This working paper on the future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) has been prepared for ILO constituents and other key actors in the TCLF industries to facilitate their discussions in the centennial year of the ILO and beyond.

  3. Gender equality and growth

    Weaving Gender: Challenges and opportunities for the Myanmar garment industry

    31 January 2019

    Weaving Gender: Challenges and Opportunities for the Myanmar Garment Industry provides detailed information on the results of a gender-equality assessment (GEA) carried out in 16 Yangon-based factories in Myanmar’s garment sector.

  4. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 104

    Overtime work: A review of literature and initial empirical analysis

    18 January 2019

  5. Supply chains

    Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia

    15 January 2019

    The Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project provides concrete follow-up to the resolution adopted in 2016 by the International Labour Conference concerning decent work in global supply chains.

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    Blog

    The ‘Beauty Premium’ and other forms of stereotyping are real, and they’re a workplace problem

    15 January 2019

    People say “seeing is believing”, but that’s wrong. The truth is, “I will see it when I believe it”.

  7. Publication

    Challenges and opportunities for decent work in the culture and media sectors

    14 January 2019

    The present study examines employment in culture and media in 16 countries, from four regions, and covering the very diverse world of the media and culture. This encompasses: musicians, actors, dancers, journalists, screenwriters, technicians and creators of audio-visual and live performances, and visual artists.

  8. Research Department Working Paper n°38

    Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring determinants and complementarities

    14 December 2018

    This paper address the question of why forms and practices of corporate social responsibility (CSR) differ greatly between firms.

  9. Video

    Advancing human rights at work - A look back at 2018

    14 December 2018

    2018 has been a significant year in advancing fundamental principles and rights at work. Working with governments, social partners and communities, the ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch has helped those who cannot organize and bargain collectively, those suffering from discrimination, and those who are trapped in child labour and forced labour. There is much more to be done, and we look forward to accelerating progress and coordinating action towards our common goals over the coming years.

  10. Collective Bargaining

    Mexico ratifies the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)

    26 November 2018