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  1. A universal commitment to end child labour

    06 August 2020

    The universal ratification of Convention No. 182 on the Worse Forms of Child Labour by all 187 ILO member States reflects a global commitment to protect children all around the world. With COVID-19 threatening to reverse 20 years of progress, implementation of the Convention is needed more than ever.

  2. Mauritania tailors sew to save jobs and fight COVID-19

    28 July 2020

    With the support of the ILO, tailors in the Mauritanian town of Bassikounou are staying in business by creating products to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading.

  3. © Prakash Mathema / AFP 2020

    Include indigenous people in COVID-19 response

    20 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.

  4. First person: COVID-19 stories from the world of work

    17 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we could hardly have imagined. Everyone has been affected and everyone has a story to share. See some of their stories here.

  5. © Ploy Phutpheng / UN Women 2020

    Building back better: Equality at the centre

    16 July 2020

    We must put equality and environmental sustainability at the centre of the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. My first 100 days in Baghdad under COVID-19 lockdown

    15 July 2020

    Taking up a new post in Baghdad during the pandemic posed enormous challenges, including inventing new working practices, overcoming prejudice and handling security, but it didn’t prevent the ILO’s new Country Coordinator from making progress in promoting decent work and social justice.

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    ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement

    09 July 2020

    With hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea due to the pandemic, a new international agreement recognizes them as key workers who should be protected.

  8. How cooperatives can help Brazil’s waste pickers build back from COVID-19

    03 July 2020

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives on 4 July will focus on climate action. Waste pickers’ cooperatives in Brazil are examples of how cooperatives can help combat climate change, while facing the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2020

    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.

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

    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.