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January 2021

  1. Press release

    ILO becomes member of International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)

    27 January 2021

  2. © René Levita 2021


    From prison to a better life

    27 January 2021

    Sergio was arrested and jailed in Madagascar when he was 16 for stealing vanilla. Thanks to vocational training he’s learned to be a bricklayer and no longer engages in petty crime. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  3. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO and FAO join forces to keep logging safe

    26 January 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on logging operations around the world, with direct and serious implications for workers and enterprises. As economic activities restart, companies and workers must find ways to adapt to new realities. The ILO and FAO have joined forces and released a practical and participatory checklist to help companies, workers and customers stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19, while mitigating the social economic impact of COVID-19.

  4. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    COVID-19: ILO Monitor – 7th edition

    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

  5. Video

    ‘Action pledges’ needed to end child labour

    21 January 2021

    Representatives from governments, worker and employer organizations, international agencies and civil society outlined how they intend to eradicate child labour by 2025, at a virtual event to launch the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  6. © Seng Mai / Photo Doc 2021


    Child labour in Myanmar’s jade mines is a deadly gamble

    21 January 2021

    Min Min is 13 and scavenges for scraps of jade stone in northern Myanmar, “the land of jade”. It’s a hazardous undertaking. In 2020 nearly 200 people died from a mudslide at a nearby mining site. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  7. Press release

    ILO and LinkedIn launch data insights partnership

    21 January 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and LinkedIn have launched a two-year partnership.

  8. Forced labour

    Chile ratifies the Protocol to Convention No. 29, reaffirming its commitment to fight against forced labour

    20 January 2021

    Chile ratified the ILO Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 . With the culmination of this process, Chile becomes the third country in South America to take on the challenge of moving forward to become a country free of forced labour.

  9. Media advisory

    ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on labour markets

    20 January 2021

  10. Ship to Shore Rights

    Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia