Tuesday, May 15

Despite progress, discrimination remains a global challenge

Despite major advances in fighting discrimination at work, a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report says mounting inequalities in income and opportunities, and significant and persistent forms of workplace discrimination, are causing growing concern worldwide.

The warning is contained in the ILO's most comprehensive report on discrimination to date. Entitled Equality at work: Tackling the challenges, it assesses the ongoing global challenges posed by discrimination in traditional forms such as sex, race or religion as well as newer forms based on age, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status and disability.

"The global picture of the struggle to overcome discrimination shows a mixture of major advances and failures", the report says.

The first such report was issued by the ILO four years ago. It was called Time for Equality at Work.


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