• Why growth in wage inequality is a problem for us all


    Research has found that the COVID-19 crisis has made many existing world-of-work inequalities worse and exposed new ones. A particularly significant trend is the growth in wage and income inequality, which fuels other forms of inequality and hampers economic recovery. Patrick Belser, ILO senior economist and wage specialist explains the causes of the problem and strategies that can counter the damage.


  • 109th International Labour Conference

    25 November-11 December

    Inequalities and skills for lifelong learning will be the key discussions during the second part of this year’s International Labour Conference.


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    Voices: I will not let blindness define me

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Bi Qiting, known as ‘Small Wolf’, lost her sight aged 14. Overcoming many obstacles, she is now training to become a swimming instructor in Guangzhou, in the south of China.


  • Ady Barkan and Bradley Whitford: Raise your voice for disability inclusion

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    On international Day of Persons with Disabilities, lawyer and activist Ady Barkan, and actor and producer, Bradley Whitford show solidarity with the ILO to call on countries to uphold the rights and improve inclusion of persons with disabilities.


  1. Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery

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