With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaching, Aurelio Parisotto, ILO Senior Economist, explains why jobs and livelihoods should be at the centre of a post-2015 development agenda.
On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says the ILO is stepping up efforts to eradicate workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Italian trade union organizations (CGIL, CISL, UIL) and their counterparts from Moldova and Ukraine signed key cooperation agreements today in Chisenau. Italy is one of the major countries of destination for migrant workers from Moldova and Ukraine.
A new ILO report says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives.
Social protection measures can help reduce the incidence of child labour, says Constance Thomas, Director of the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC).
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says it is time for horror and regret to translate into urgent action.
According to a new ILO report, prevention is key to tackling the growing number of work-related diseases, which claim an estimated 2 million lives per year.
As the world’s emerging economies change the dynamics of the global economy, Philippe Egger, Director of the ILO Bureau of Programming and Management, explores the challenges of comparing wages across countries.
Government, worker and employer representatives from 51 European and Central Asian ILO member States adopt a resolution to promote growth and jobs in the region.
Austerity measures have not addressed the root causes of the crisis or bring down unemployment, according to a snapshot of EU countries based on an upcoming ILO report on the state of global labour markets.
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New technology has made teleworking easier and more efficient but there has been resistance to the idea from unexpected quarters. There is, however, a strong business case for working from home. By Jon Messenger, ILO senior research officer and Laura Addati, ILO Maternity protection and work-family specialist.
The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, highlights common ground with the ILO on the need to move beyond austerity in the crisis response, on the importance of decent work and in the debate on the post-2015 development goals.
With outsourcing, the distinction between the public and private sectors is blurring in many areas – raising questions about whether there should be one labour law for all workers. By Miguel Ángel Malo, senior economist at the ILO’s International Institute for Labour Studies
Take part in the new ILO Photo Contest: send us your snapshots showing how migrant domestic workers in Europe make a difference!
At a time when ending violence against women has taken centre stage in the international media, is high on the political agenda in many countries, and is the topic of this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, International Women’s Day 2013 presents an important opportunity for the ILO to host a world-of-work discussion on how to stop violence at work.
ILO Green Jobs Programme coordinator, Peter Poschen, outlines the business and job opportunities that could emerge from a shift to a greener economy.
Global economic recovery hangs in the balance. Tipping that balance towards sustainable growth and development means tackling social injustice...
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discusses the priorities of the European Union in the context of his first official visit to Ireland, which holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Italy is the 4th ILO member State and the first EU member State to ratify this instrument which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.
Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, labour markets remain deeply depressed. Unemployment has started to rise again as the economic outlook worsens.
Millions of domestic workers around the world remain excluded from protection enjoyed by other workers, says a new ILO report.