ILO Director-General Guy Ryder hails ‘triumph of tripartism’ at closing of 104th International Labour Conference
- Ryder praises ILC delegates for adoption of instrument on transition to formality, admission of new member state Cooks Islands and consensus-driven decisions.
Are conditions in Bangladesh’s garment industry improving? - Six months after the deadly collapse of a building in Dhaka that housed garment factories, ILO’s Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo talks about efforts to improve conditions in the garment industry in Bangladesh.
India’s female taxi drivers
- For millions of women going out to work is necessary. But earning a living can be a dangerous business if you are poor and female, and live in India. Many jobs carry a very high risk of accidents, sickness or assault. This issue – women's right to work safely – was highlighted by a global gender campaign.
Barefoot solar engineers - Everyone's affected by climate change, but women are increasingly being seen as more vulnerable than men because they represent the majority of the world's poor and are proportionally more dependent on threatened natural resources.
Challenges of eliminating hazardous child labour in Africa - Every minute of every day, a child labourer somewhere in the world suffers a work-related accident, illness or psychological trauma. An ILO Senior Technical Advisor on Hazardous Child Labour explains the challenges, the prospects and best practices in Africa.
Working together to end hazardous child labour in India
- Around 115 million boys and girls under the age of 18 are involved in hazardous child labour. Making a change is possible. In India both employers and trade unions are actively involved in the fight against child labour, especially when it comes to keeping children out of hazardous work.