Promoting and respecting international labour standards in Asian Development Bank operations: A binding safeguard and beyond

“In 2001, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) demonstrated leadership and foresight by committing to uphold the core labour standards. In doing so, the ADB aligned itself with the 1998 International …

ILO Report World Social Protection Report 2020–22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

“Despite progress in recent years in extending social protection in many parts of the world, when the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hit many countries were still facing significant challenges in …

La Corte Interamericana: Opinión consultiva sobre la libertad de asociación (Inter-American Court: Advisory opinion on freedom of association)

OPINIÓN CONSULTIVA SOBRE LOS DERECHOS A LA LIBERTAD SINDICAL, NEGOCIACIÓN COLECTIVA Y HUELGA, Y SU RELACIÓN CON OTROS DERECHOS, CON PERSPECTIVA DE GÉNERO “El 5 de mayo de 2021 la …

ILO Policy Brief: Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

“Over a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, gender equality in the world of work has worsened. Women have suffered disproportionate job and income losses, including because of …

Guidance on due diligence for EU businesses to address the risk of forced labour in their operations and supply chains

Here is the recently released guidance by the EU: https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2021/july/tradoc_159709.pdf

ILO: Resolution concerning the second recurrent discussion on social protection (social security)

Here is the Report of the Recurrent Discussion Committee: Social Protection (social security): https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_804457.pdf Here is the ILO Resolution: https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_806099.pdf

ILO Report – Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

“Since the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), domestic workers have gained legal protection in many countries. For too many domestic workers, however, decent work has not …

Enforceable social clauses in trade agreements with ‘bite’?

“Implications of the EU–South Korea Panel of Experts Report of 20 January 2021 Policy Implications The EU–South Korea Panel of Experts Report (‘the Report’) confounded expectations by asserting that it …

Algorithmic management and collective bargaining

“The discussion around the future of work, which has become ubiquitous in law, policymaking and the media, has so far concentrated on ‘quantitative’ aspects, for instance how many jobs may …

ILO Working Paper: Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector

“Violence and harassment are widespread issues within the garment sector in Asia (Better Work 2019a), and with the effects of climate change increasing, it is possible that these behaviours could …

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