ILO Magazine

World of Work: Special 2013 issue

The Special 2013 issue of the World of Work magazine is packed full of articles reflecting the themes of this year’s International Labour Conference (ILC).

The 102nd Session of the Conference sees in a new ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and we talked with the DG about his vision for the organization: Being close to the constituents and listening to their needs is the way to make sure the work the ILO does is grounded in the realities of the world of work.

The other features look at some of these realities and the issues discussed at the Conference: ending child labour, promoting green and decent jobs, promoting social dialogue between governments,
employers and workers, and responding to the challenge of “greying” societies.

ILO Conferences also reflect key junctures in history and the role the Organization played in these: the Great Depression, decolonization, the creation of Solidarność in Poland, the victory
over apartheid in South Africa – and, last year, the introduction of a historic labour law in Myanmar.

World of Work magazine has travelled to Myanmar for the first time, and we have a special report on the achievements and the challenges in the country as it continues to make strides towards democratisation.