Based on research findings from the International Labour Organization (ILO), each InfoStory offers a unique perspective on a labour-related theme, told through a narrative enriched with infographics, videos, maps and case studies.
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Social protection policies in many countries perpetuate the misconception that disability is associated with “incapacity to work”. Why is it important to change them?
Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved the living conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, though urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.
Rural areas’ potential is often overlooked, but with the right policies in place, they can be attractive places to work and live, and can have a significant role in creating decent jobs.
Today, the garment industry is safer and the capacity of the Bangladeshi Government to oversee compliance is much stronger. But what challenges remain?
If you are out of work looking for a job or an employer looking to fill a job vacancy, who can help? This InfoStory shows how employment services can help people respond to economic crisis.
Global supply chains are a key entry point for women to enter the formal workforce, but serious decent work deficits remain prevalent, including discrimination, violence and harassment.
Globally, trade union membership has been going down over time, and with that trade unions’ ability to organize workers. Among all the possible scenarios for trade unions, which one is most likely?
Many migrant workers – particularly low skilled workers - find themselves paying large recruitment fees to intermediaries in order to secure work overseas.
Millions of people worldwide have lost their livelihoods due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we are reminded that decent work is the foundation of resilient and peaceful societies.
Explore this InfoStory to find out how the ILO is supporting small and medium enterprises to reach their full potential – and securing a better future of work for everyone.
Women are better educated and more active in the labour force than ever. Yet despite these gains, their representation in top positions in business still lags behind that of men.
When based on dialogue and equity, collective bargaining can help build stable, decent societies. Discover its impact on the economy, businesses and workers.
More than 200 million young people are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty. Learn more about global employment trends for youth.
Young workers suffer from injury and illness on the job at far higher rates than adults. Unstable jobs are just one of the factors that contribute to their vulnerability.
With few opportunities at home, many young Nepalese seek work abroad. Find out what Nepal is doing to promote decent work at home and informed labour migration abroad.
For many workers around the world, non-standard employment has become standard. What does this mean for workers, employers and societies?
Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for enterprises. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist.
War, industrialization and revolution helped trigger the creation of the International Labour Organization. Learn about the ILO’s origins and its founding in 1919.
Poverty, illiteracy, discrimination and migration make workers more vulnerable to forced labour. Discover how someone looking for work can become trapped in forced labour.
Women and men should receive equal remuneration for the same work or work of equal value. But how can pay equity be achieved?