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  1. 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.

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    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.

  3. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Towards skillful generation of Indonesia through enhanced online vocational learning

    22 June 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Responding to the growing importance of digital distance vocational learning in Indonesia as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO in collaboration with the Australian Embassy in Indonesia are organizing a series of weekly webinar on this issue from June to August. These series of webinars aim to strengthen Indonesia’s skills development programme and to build competent, ready-to-work generation.

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    ‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 brought forward the future of work

    22 June 2020,

    Millions of people around the world have been working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Could this ‘business as unusual’ be the future of work?

  5. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020,

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  6. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Social media campaign to promote social dialogue and OSH in the garment industry during the COVID-19 pandemic

    17 June 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the garment industry and its supply chains. The ILO/IFC’s Better Work Indonesia (BWI) programme has conducted an advocacy and awareness raising campaign to promote win-win solutions for both management and workers on issues related with wages, benefits and occupational safety and health (OSH).

  7. © A. Mirza / ILO 2020


    COVID-19 shows why domestic workers need same rights and protection as others

    16 June 2020,

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of domestic workers.

  8. © I. Bonham / ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020,

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. COVID-19 and child labour

    Indonesia strengthen its efforts to combat child labour as an impact of the pandemic

    16 June 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    To commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), relevant national stakeholders examined ways to tackle the threat of COVID-19 to the increased child labour.

  10. International Domestic Workers Day

    The ILO launches a campaign for the safety and dignity of Myanmar Domestic Workers

    16 June 2020,

    “Nine years ago, the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) was adopted by governments, employers and workers, said ILO representative in Myanmar, Mr Donglin LI. It is even more relevant today in the face of the Covid-19 virus. Ensuring decent working and living conditions for domestic workers will keep domestic workers, their employers and their families safe.”