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  1. COVID19 and the World of Work

    Bipartite Initiative to Support Redundant Workers in Micro Businesses

    30 June 2020,

    The Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC )and the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) lead the implementation of a COVID19 recovery initiative called Transition to Business (T2B).

  2. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Engaging industrial sectors to address skills mismatch and economic recovery

    30 June 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Engagement of industries is the key for enhancing skills development. Indonesia, with support from the ILO, have promoted greater partnership with industrial sectors to address skills gap and mismatch as part of the economic recovery after the pandemic.

  3. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020,

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

  4. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020, ILO Geneva

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  5. New Study

    Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020,

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  6. Media advisory

    ILO to hold virtual, Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    26 June 2020,

  7. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Indonesian trade unions take an active role in skills and employment development

    25 June 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Trade unions have an important, strategic role in contributing to skills development programme and in addressing youth unemployment. Six trade unions confederations, with support from the ILO, have developed their position paper to be part of the regulation formulation on skills development.

  8. Violence and harassment Convention

    ILO Violence and Harassment Convention will enter into force in June 2021

    25 June 2020,

    The ratification by Fiji, the second after Uruguay, will allow Convention No. 190 to enter into force in a year’s time.

  9. COVID-19: Impact on child labour

    ILO, UNICEF urge Malaysia to tackle child labour issue

    25 June 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    In commemoration of the World Day against Child Labour, ILO, UNICEF and the Malaysian stakeholders discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on child labour and the means to address them.

  10. © S. Hadkar/Times of India/AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

    24 June 2020,

    Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization.