07 June 2019
When I began working on ships I would encounter negativity. The thought in people’s minds is ‘you can’t do the job’. They say it’s too physical, that women can’t do it... So you have to work ten times harder than the men.
Skills for a greener future
05 June 2019
Climate change and environmental degradation will have enormous effects on the world of work. But, says Olga Strietska-Ilina, Senior Specialist, Skills and Employability, while there is much discussion about these issues, not enough attention is being paid to giving workers the skills needed to implement a sustainable, ‘green’ economy.
31 May 2019
In the midst of the conflict-affected country, I witnessed hard-working, peace-loving people going about their lives, seemingly unperturbed by the conflict. They come out every day to eke out a living, driven by steadfast hope and deep-rooted determination, to rebuild their lives and their local economies.
29 May 2019
The top 100 includes high-profile personalities, politicians, academics and unsung heroes whose work has made the biggest impact in gender policy.
International Labour Conference
27 May 2019
Women in Business and Management
22 May 2019
A new report shows gender diversity improves business outcomes, and makes it easier to attract talent. The report also looks at the reasons behind the continuing gender diversity deficits, and makes recommendations for breaking the cycle.
Occupational Safety and Health
21 May 2019
Occupational safety and health (OSH) has been a core element of the ILO’s work since it was founded in 1919. Technical specialist, Manal Azzi, charts the major OSH milestones of the ILO’s first hundred years and looks ahead to the challenges of the future.
16 May 2019
Talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution can quickly get abstract. Discussion travels at lightning speed into a world of augmented reality and robots, blockchain and biotechnology.
14 May 2019
10 May 2019
On May 10 1944, the International Labour Conference adopted the Declaration of Philadelphia. It gave the ILO’s social mandate a powerful and lasting impetus.