International Labour Organisation
Tomoko Nishimoto, Sep 01, 2017
The world of work can contribute to the global response to the threat of climate change if we make a just transition to environmental sustainability. As the first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment is taking place in Bangkok, Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains how 'decent work' and environmental sustainability are inseparable.
Patricia Espinosa, Aug 31, 2017
Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Patricia Espinosa's opening remarks at Busines and Climate Summitt in Mumbai on 31 August 2017.
Xavier Estupinan, Aug 30, 2017
In conversation with Xavier Estupinan, International Labour Organisation’s wages specialist, about the wage trend in India, gender pay gap, role of trade unions and what the numbers tell us about wage inequality.
Jayathma Wickramanyake, Aug 18, 2017
Encouraged by the right opportunities, young people can transform the social and economic fortunes of their countries. But delivering this transformation requires sustained investments and partnerships to respond to health, education, employment concerns of young people comprehensively. Op-ed by UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake.
Namita Bhandare, Aug 12, 2017
The second piece in a series by India Spend on the declining participation of women in the Indian labour force.
Point of view
Shyaam Subramanian and Pradyumna Bhattacharya, Aug 12, 2017
The challenge of addressing the crisis of education inequity lies at the root of resolving several societal and humanitarian crises that plague nations around the world - be it poverty, injustice or inequality of various kinds.
Prukalpa Sankar, Aug 12, 2017
To get a fighting chance at achieving the SDGs by 2030, we need to radically rethink our development programs - break down silos, focus efforts on areas that lead to maximum impact, and more importantly, course-correct in real time — not five years later.
Arun Sahdeo, Aug 11, 2017
It must be emphasised that voluntary work and careers in the sustainable development sector are as important as careers in the corporate sector, and communicate that voluntary work is also linked to honour and prestige.
Centre on International Cooperation
Sarah Cliffe, Aug 08, 2017
On 30 June the Secretary-General released his report on UN Development System reform. As a candidate, António Guterres signalled his determination to reform the system: this is the first of a series of ideas expected on development, on peace and security and on management systems. How does it stack up to expectations?
Namita Bhandare, Aug 05, 2017
This is the first of a series by India Spend that will investigate, over the next few months, why Indian women are dropping out of the workplace.
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