News

March 2020

  1. The G20 and the COVID-19 pandemic

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment as a first global step in responding to the COVID-19 crisis

    26 March 2020

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, calls on G20 countries to work together to protect people, jobs, incomes and enterprises from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

    18 March 2020

    An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, co-ordinated and immediate response.

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    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020

    Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    09 March 2020

    Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

February 2020

  1. Debate on the Future of Work and the European Pillar of Social Rights

    The future of work and the EU’s Pillar of Social Rights

    19 February 2020

    The values of the ILO and those of the Pillar of Social Rights are closely aligned, directing us towards a future of work that is fair and inclusive, the ILO Director-General has said in a speech to the European Economic and Social Committee.

  2. Inter-parliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union

    We need leap in policy not faith

    19 February 2020

    Europe’s Green Deal has to pass the test of credibility, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at a green jobs conference co-organized by the European and Croatian Parliaments.

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    Unpaid care work and motherhood employment penalty widen gender gaps

    05 February 2020

    Unpaid care work is the main reason why women are outside the labour force, the Director of ILO-Brussels has said at an exchange on the EU Gender Equality Strategy with EU Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli, organized by FEPS and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

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    Decent minimum wages across the EU

    05 February 2020

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    Forced and child labour

    Forced and child labour in Uzbek cotton fields continues to fall

    05 February 2020

    Systematic and systemic child and forced labour were not used by the Uzbekistan government during the 2019 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

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    Rights of indigenous peoples

    Urgent action needed to tackle poverty and inequalities facing indigenous peoples

    03 February 2020

    Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are still more likely to be poor and face particular hardships in the world of work.

January 2020

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    Better Work in Vietnam and the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement

    28 January 2020

    Roopa Nair, Head of Operations, Quality, and Innovation at Better Work, participated at a High-Level Conference on the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, organized in the European Parliament.