Feature articles


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    High time we make safety our priority

    01 February 2021

    COVID-19 has reinforced the need for resilient national Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) systems to be in place. To mark Safe Day 2021, Mr Satoshi Sasaki, ILO’s Deputy Director for Decent Work Technical Support team in South Asia and Country Office for India explains what they are and what needs to be done.

  2. Entrepreneurship in the time of COVID-19

    01 February 2021

    COVID-19 has closed the door on many face-to-face entrepreneurship opportunities. In India, an ILO business programme has gone online to help small-scale entrepreneurs get businesses up and running.


  1. A Policy Framework For India’s Covid-19 Migration

    19 May 2020

    Shabari Nair, Regional Migration Expert and Divya Verma, Programme Officer with ILO DWT South Asia and India wrote together a column providing outline for the country’s migration policy framework.

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    Five ways to protect health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

    01 April 2020

    Health workers and systems are playing a crucial role in the global fight against COVID-19 and special measures are needed to support and protect them.


  1. In coversation with students from XLRI, Jamshedpur

    09 November 2019

    Students from XLRI – Xavier School of Management interviewed Ms Dagmar Walter on current trends and challenges from the world of work. The interview was published in the institute’s annual magazine Dhyuti 2019. Here are the interview transcripts.

  2. More involved employees leads to improved productivity and a cleaner production process

    17 September 2019

    Taking inspiration from SCORE Training, Avon Seals Private Limited has been enhancing its competitiveness through employee participation, waste reduction and productivity improvements.

  3. India must seize the opportunity to create safe and healthy workplace

    20 May 2019

    OpEd by Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Office for India and Decent Work Team for South Asia, New Delhi


  1. “Trade unions need to strategize to reach youth, and vulnerable workers”

    13 November 2018

    Amarjeet Kaur, General secretary, All India Trade Union Congress speaks with the ILO on the role of unions in today’s changing times, and what must be done more to strengthen workers’ rights.

  2. "How my job helped me get through the fight against TB"

    23 March 2018

    Tuberculosis (TB), one of the world's leading causes of illness and death, often strikes people in their prime working years. Workplaces have a critical role to play in its prevention, treatment and care.

  3. Time’s Up: Why we must champion equality for women in the world of work

    07 March 2018

    The #MeToo campaign broke the silence around violence against women. Equally important now is to talk about women having an equal stake in the world of work. Aya Matsuura, Gender specialist at the ILO, summarizes key takeaways from the conference on ‘Women and Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific’ – highlighting trends on women in employment, need for attitudinal shifts and policy reforms.