Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

Key areas of work

  1. Skills and Lifelong Learning

    Skills and Lifelong Learning (LLL) are of crucial importance for workers’ organisations, both as actors and as stakeholders. This is even more the case today as the world of work has been changing rapidly.

  2. Trade Unions in transition

    The ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work identified four drivers that impact the world of work. These are globalization, demographic, environmental and technological changes. These drivers affect the labour markets of today and tomorrow, and with that the future of trade unions: the potential of organizing and servicing workers, and to speak with one voice to participate in inclusive and effective social dialogue.

Key resources

  1. Trade Union Movement

    The likely impact of COVID-19 on the achievement of SDG 8 – The role of Trade Unions

    This report presents the findings of a global survey on the likely impacts of COVID-19 on the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda. The survey focused on SDG 8 and specifically on four targets and two indicators for which the International Labour Organization (ILO) is a custodian agency.

  2. COVID-19 and Workers' organisations

    A Global trend analysis on the role of trade unions in times of COVID-19

    This Policy Brief is primarily directed to workers and their organizations. Its main purpose is to promote a better understanding of the pivotal role trade unions have played in COVID-19 responses worldwide either through tripartite and bipartite social dialogue, bilateral interactions with their governments or targeted actions carried out in support of their members and society as a whole.

  3. An ILO for All Seasons-The International Labour Organization's Ways out of Crisis

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises.The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world.

  4. Report

    Managing Conflicts and Disasters: Exploring Collaboration between Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations

    This publication looks at the role that employers and workers, through their respective organizations, play in crisis situations arising from conflict and disaster.

  5. COVID-19 and Workers'Organizations

    ILO Standards on Violence and Harassment: What role for workers'organizations?

    This Policy Brief is primarily directed to workers and their organizations. Its main purpose is to promote the understanding of the new International Labour Standards and to raise awareness on the importance of promoting the ratification of Convention No. 190 and the application of Recommendation 206.