Can technology transform the fashion industry?

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Dan Rees, Chief of Better Work

Talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution can quickly get abstract. Discussion travels at lightning speed into a world of augmented reality and robots, blockchain and biotechnology.

At the International Labour Organization (ILO) – which this year marks 100 years of promoting decent work – our focus is fundamentally the same as in 1919; it’s about people, it’s about social justice. Continue reading

Why indigenous peoples’ knowledge matters to a green future of work

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Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO’s Gender, Equality and Diversity & ILOAIDS Branch
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Srinivas B. Reddy, Chief of the ILO’s Skills and Employability Branch

Can indigenous and tribal peoples help save the planet?

That is a question we looked into when we teamed up with the University of Oxford to research what traditional knowledge means in everyday practice and how it can contribute to addressing climate change. Continue reading