23 March 2018
Tuberculosis (TB), one of the world's leading causes of illness and death, often strikes people in their prime working years. Workplaces have a critical role to play in its prevention, treatment and care.
07 March 2018
The #MeToo campaign broke the silence around violence against women. Equally important now is to talk about women having an equal stake in the world of work. Aya Matsuura, Gender specialist at the ILO, summarizes key takeaways from the conference on ‘Women and Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific’ – highlighting trends on women in employment, need for attitudinal shifts and policy reforms.
18 December 2017
The occasion of International Migrants Day is an opportunity to reflect on the significant changes seen in the governance of international labour migration in India in 2017.
21 November 2017
Sher Verick, Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India, talks about how fears of technology-induced unemployment have penetrated media headlines and policy discourse in both advanced and developing countries.
01 November 2017
Chandramauli Pathak, Isac Singh and Archana Kumari, trainers of the ILO Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) programme, talk about why entrepreneurship training matters, challenges in starting a business, and why attitudes towards entrepreneurship must change to create a conducive business environment.
20 September 2017
Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.
15 August 2017
Indian enterprises, near Mumbai, got trained on Workplace Cooperation module of ILO SCORE programme. They’ve recorded better productivity and enhanced manager-employee relationship.
27 June 2017
An estimated 42 million people in India work in the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. ILO’s unique programmes focus on promoting people-centric and environment-friendly enterprise development.
13 June 2017
With the ratification of ILO Conventions No. 138 and 182 – India now has ratified six out of eight ILO fundamental conventions. Comment by Ms Panudda Boonpala, Director of the ILO Country office in India.
27 April 2017
India, a fast-growing economy, has a large chunk of working population. Increased manufacturing activities, technological advancements and change in work practices is on the rise. ILO experts write as to why fostering robust OSH practices at workplaces is the need of the hour.