What a National Tragedy Says About Labor Rights in Kazakhstan
By Alva Omarova
Workers’ rights and safety have been routinely neglected both by private companies and the state, resulting in tragedies like the fire that killed 46 miners last month.
COVID-19 Has Resulted in Massive Southeast Asian Job Losses
By Sebastian Strangio
According to the International Labor Organization, pandemic-induced job losses will continue to drag down the region's economies until well into 2022.
Will the ILO Defend China’s Uyghurs?
By Andrew Samet
Uniquely of all U.N. agencies, the ILO has the capacity to act without consensus, or in this case agreement from China.
Will TPP's Death Kill Labor Rights Reform in Vietnam?
By Nghia Trong Pham
Hanoi should push on with planned reforms, even without the TPP as an incentive.
World Bank and ILO Whitewash One of the World’s Most Brutal Regimes
By Kristian Lasslett
The ILO’s fieldwork was undertaken hand-in-glove with Uzbek state minders, undermining its veracity.
The International Labor Conference Turns Its Back on Taiwan – and Its Own Principles
By Li-chuan Liuhuang
How can the International Labor Organisation promote social justice while cozying up to political forces?
What’s the Verdict on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Harvest?
By Catherine Putz
The risks of forced labor are real, but people tend to keep silent.
ASEAN Urged to Act Decisively Ahead of AEC
By Luke Hunt
A key report thinks that the new economic community could deliver real gains, but carries a risk of more inequality.
N. American Retailer Group Pushes for Factory Reform in Bangladesh
After recent tragedies at Bangladeshi factories, safety and transparency at forefront.