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March 2021

  1. © Gloria Mbuya 2021

    Gender equality

    How to strengthen gender measures and data in the COVID-19 era

    01 March 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has hit sectors where women are over-represented the hardest: tourism, retail, care economy... Yet the pandemic has also exposed data collection gaps that undermine our ability to craft effective policy responses.

February 2021

  1. Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    Q&A with Corinne Vargha on the launch of the 2021 CEACR Report

    25 February 2021

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is one of the key elements of the ILO’s supervisory system for International Labour Standards. It is an independent body composed of 20 high-level legal experts, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO Member States. It has just published its annual report. ILO News discussed the main findings with Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department.

  2. Employment creation

    Iraq: Jobs, and cultural heritage the focus of new ILO-EU-UNESCO collaboration

    24 February 2021

    With support from the European Union, the programme will use employment-intensive approaches to create decent jobs and upgrade skills and employment services for internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host community members, while preserving and rehabilitating cultural heritage sites.

  3. Automotive industry

    Urgent need to promote decent and sustainable work in the automotive industry

    24 February 2021

    With the COVID-19 crisis placing massive economic strains on the automotive industry, governments, workers’ and employers’ representatives agree a roadmap to ensure a future that works for all in the sector.

  4. © Marvin Meyer 2021

    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.

  5. ILO Infostory

    Can digital labour platforms create fair competition and decent jobs?

    23 February 2021

    Explore this InfoStory to find out how digital labour platforms impact workers and enterprises around the world and why there is an urgent need for regulatory coherence for the platform economy.

  6. Press release

    Income support to help 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR hit by COVID-19

    23 February 2021

    The Lao Social Security Organization (LSSO) today announced that one-time cash transfers totalling US$ 1.8 million would help mitigate workers’ lost income and support business continuity while reducing employers’ staff turnover costs.

  7. World Day of Social Justice

    ILO Director-General calls for greater equality on World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2021

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for global solidarity to support the vaccine roll-out and economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, in his message for World Day of Social Justice.

  8. Automotive industry

    Interview with Ms Erika Liévano

    19 February 2021

    Ms Erika Liévano, Chairperson of the ILO technical meeting on the future of work in the automotive industry (15-19 February 2021), shares her views on the changes the sector is undergoing and her experience chairing the first virtual sectoral meeting.

  9. Future of work

    Where next for the automotive industry?

    19 February 2021

    The automotive industry is faced with disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, trade disputes and a digital revolution, as well as concerns about the industry’s environmental footprint and working conditions in its complex supply chains.