August 2020

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    New challenges, new opportunities

    03 August 2020

    The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. There is probably no worker or business in the world that has not been affected. The latest ILO estimates show that working hour losses have worsened during the first half of 2020. During the first quarter of the year, an estimated 5.4 per cent of global working hours (equivalent to 155 million full-time jobs) were lost relative to the fourth quarter of 2019. It is clear that the pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on those living in fragile contexts and under precarious conditions. Many enterprises and workers in Turkey have been hit hard. But not all of them, like Pir Nakış, a KİGEP beneficiary company, in İzmir, Turkey.

July 2020

  1. COVID-19 and the World of work

    COVID-19 pandemic: Why youth employment must be a priority for Unions?

    30 July 2020

    Young workers are over represented in sectors that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth employment must be a priority on the agenda of trade unions. Here is why...

  2. COVID-19 and the World of work

    COVID-19 pandemic and Migrant workers: What role for Trade Unions?

    30 July 2020

    There are 164 millions migrant workers around the world and they have been very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can trade unions protect migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more here..

  3. News

    Sectoral Measures to Fight COVID 19 at Workplaces, Documents in Arabic

    30 July 2020

  4. News

    United Nations Turkey Country Team Statement on Recent Escalating Violence Against Women

    27 July 2020

    The Resident Coordinator’s Office on behalf of the United Nations Country Team in Turkey condemns the horrendous killings of Pınar Gültekin and of other women who have tragically lost their lives due to femicide, reiterating its call for the continued, full and effective implementation of the Istanbul Convention.

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    Press release

    ILO and EBRD jointly support small and medium enterprises in the fight against COVID-19 crisis in Moldova

    15 July 2020

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    World Youth Skills Day 2020

    Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    14 July 2020

    The World Youth Skills Day 2020 took stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explore how young people can respond to the economic crisis. The focus was on helping young people be more resilient to changes caused by the current crisis and in the world of work in general.

  7. News

    The way for sustainable solutions in the fight to eliminate the child labour discussed in the COVID-19 context

    13 July 2020

    The summer season of the hazelnut harvest in the Black Sea region of Turkey will keep up with the new COVID-19 protective measures and dynamic support provided within the “An Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFLC) in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harveting in Turkey Project”. The new actions and lessons learned were discussed in the Steering Committee and Stakeholders meeting of the project held on 9 June 2020. The project is implemented by the close cooperation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Turkey and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services of Turkey. The project aims to assist the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.

  8. Virtual Global Summit

    ILO Global Summit builds commitment to create better world of work after COVID-19

    13 July 2020

    Global leaders discussed strategies to ensure the world of work after the COVID-19 pandemic tackles the vulnerabilities exposed by the outbreak, including a lack of social protection, the informal economy, inequality and climate change.

  9. Virtual Global Summit

    Global leaders to address ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    07 July 2020

    The largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments will discuss how to build back better in the post-pandemic recovery.