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April 2021

  1. Decent work

    ILO calls for urgent action to create decent jobs in Syria

    08 April 2021

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, has called for a strong push to develop formal employment in Syria as part of the humanitarian efforts deployed in the country. Decent work opportunities and decent livelihoods will contribute to creating resilience and to promoting peace highlighted Ryder in a message to the Brussels conference on Syria.

March 2021

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    Gender equality

    Luxembourg supports the Equal Pay International Coalition

    29 March 2021

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to achieve equal pay for women and men for work of equal value by 2030. Taina Bofferding, the Minister for Equality between women and men, explains why Luxembourg has decided to join the coalition and why gender equality matters to the country.

  2. News

    EU and ILO mark anniversary of the Council Recommendation on a European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships

    15 March 2021

    At a high-level conference on quality and effective apprenticeships, organized by the ILO and the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, the ILO Director-General said that the pandemic has severely affected skills and lifelong learning. The effects of the pandemic on apprenticeships and internships stand to last long after the lockdown measures are lifted.

  3. News

    Making the most of remote work requires focus on the human dimension, says ILO

    09 March 2021

    It is our collective responsibility to make the most of the opportunities created by remote working, while keeping our focus on the human dimension, the ILO Director-General has said at a High-level Conference on the Future of Work, organized by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.

  4. News

    ILO presents new report on platform work to the European Parliament

    04 March 2021

February 2021

  1. News

    Guy Ryder on Euronews: Countries should work together to support digital labour platform workers

    24 February 2021

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder tells Euronews Now that the rapid growth of digital labour platforms have contributed positively to thousands of workers around the world, but that they raise enormous challenges on minimum levels of pay, social security, sick leave, occupational safety and health, and more. He calls for an international dialogue to set minimum standards and ensuring a fair level-playing field for these platforms and their workers.

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    World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    23 February 2021

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

  3. News

    ILO joins informal EPSCO meeting on Priorities for a stronger social Europe

    22 February 2021

    Speaking to the EU Ministers for Employment and Social Policy, the ILO Director-General underlined the need to invest in people, in the institutions of work, and in the jobs of the future. He welcomed the process towards an Action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, which is of strategic importance for the recovery.

  4. News

    EU and ILO reinforce cooperation for just recovery from crisis and promote decent work

    04 February 2021

    The International Labour Organization and the European Union have reinforced their cooperation to shape the future of work and promote decent work. This will help the EU and the ILO in their responses to the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on the world of work.

  5. Press release

    Music competition launched to raise awareness of child labour

    03 February 2021

    The competition aims to harness the power of music to help combat child labour, which affects 152 million children worldwide.