Blogs on ILO

  • Vendors display their merchandise in a street market in Indonesia.

    Challenges and opportunities for social protection of informal workers

    Published on Monday, 22 August 2016

    WIEGO has identified access to health services, support for caring roles, and income support for elderly workers, as the 3 priorities for extending social protection to informal workers.

  • High school students in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

    3 ways to engage youth for positive change in the Pacific

    Published on Friday, 15 July 2016

    Young people in the Pacific need to be heard to address lack of employment opportunities for them in the region.

  • If data is not wisdom, then non-data certainly is not

    Published on Monday, 27 May 2013

    Where hide the wise answers to questions vexing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy makers and practitioners in developing countries today? They ask, for example: will benefits outweigh costs of building a National Qualifications Framework. 

  • New ILO standard sets the floor for social protection

    Published on Thursday, 27 December 2012

    Perhaps the most significant global social policy development in 2012 was approval of the International Labour Organization (ILO) recommendation on creation of social protection floors. Approved in June, the recommendation calls on the ILO’s 185 members to ensure that everyone in need has access to essential health care and basic income security.