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Global Supply Chains: Time for a Convention on Decent Work

Judy Gearhart | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Judy Gearhart

Over the next two weeks in Geneva, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will dedicate part of its annual conference to an important discussion ...

The Price of Silence

Judy Gearhart | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Judy Gearhart

Urgent action to press the Uzbek government to respect civil society and end forced labor is vital. We call for principled engagement that holds the Uzbek government accountable for its crimes. We call on governments and international organizations to take a firm, public stance against the Uzbek Government's mass use of forced labor and repression of civil society.

Four-Course Menu For Fueling Economies

Gilbert Houngbo | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Gilbert Houngbo

While United Nations types and human rights advocates argue that such ethical initiatives are justified to help people, fight pernicious inequalities and are 'the right thing to do', there is also a strong business and economic case to be made for investment in people.

Job Market in 2050

Michael Møller | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Michael Møller

Our world is changing faster than ever and if you ask any teacher, they will tell you that one of the greatest challenges they face is to educate a generation of children today for a set of jobs that will arise tomorrow.

Farm Workers Walk Fine Line Between Exploitation and Forced Labor

Beate Andrees | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Beate Andrees

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the heroes in Food Chains, has pressured major retailers to support the Fair Food Program, which has helped prevent slavery-like practices on U.S. farms

On the Road to Ending HIV

Alice Ouedraogo | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Alice Ouedraogo

The project was founded on the recognition that, in addition to traditional prevention strategies, such as condom use, the underlying causes of risky behavior need to be addressed. Additionally, there needs to be widened access to HIV services if the next generation is to be AIDS-free.

Free 21 Million

Michael Møller | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Michael Møller

It is estimated that forced labor generates over $150 billion a year worldwide in illegal profits. To put this amount into perspective, it is the same amount of money that the iPhone has generated in revenues since 2007! It's more than the annual GDP of Rwanda, Iceland, Kenya, Jamaica and Croatia combined!

Child Labour Is No Child's Play

Guy Ryder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Guy Ryder

Child labour is a global problem that needs a response from all sides. This means measures to help reduce poverty, improve education, enforce laws, improve employment prospects for adults and ensure there are no benefits in employing children under working age.

Young People Deserve a Better Start

José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

The global youth unemployment rate is projected to reach almost 13 percent in 2013 -- the equivalent of 73 million young people, according to a new ILO report on Global Employment Trends for Youth. This is nearly the same rate as it was at the height of the economic crisis.

Pushing For More and Better Development Assistance, One Letter at a Time

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

An interview with Asma Lateef, Director of the Bread for the World Institute, an anti-hunger advocacy organization.