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December 2021

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    The Future of Work Podcast

    Why growth in wage inequality is a problem for us all

    07 December 2021

    Research has found that the COVID-19 crisis has made many existing world-of-work inequalities worse and exposed new ones. A particularly significant trend is the growth in wage and income inequality, which fuels other forms of inequality and hampers economic recovery. Patrick Belser, ILO senior economist and wage specialist explains the causes of the problem and strategies that can counter the damage.

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    COVID-19 and road transport

    Road transport operators warn of a “perfect storm” in supply chain crisis

    06 December 2021

    Road transport companies and workers’ representatives call on governments to address labour concerns, rising fuel prices and pandemic restrictions in the sector, to stem driver turnover and prevent supply chain disruptions.

  3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

    Ady Barkan and Bradley Whitford: Raise your voice for disability inclusion

    03 December 2021

    On international Day of Persons with Disabilities, lawyer and activist Ady Barkan, and actor and producer, Bradley Whitford show solidarity with the ILO to call on countries to uphold the rights and improve inclusion of persons with disabilities.

  4. Press release

    UNICEF and ILO in partnership with the European Union launch a new national disability allowance to provide cash support to people with disabilities living in Lebanon

    02 December 2021

  5. Video

    Gaming app encourages students to explore future career pathways in Jordan

    02 December 2021

    The ILO, together with the Ministries of Education and Labour, has developed a career guidance gaming app to help youth make informed decisions about future career options that are in demand in the labour market.

  6. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    Celebrity voices, true stories of modern slavery

    02 December 2021

    Celebrity advocates voice the harrowing stories of people trapped in forced labour, to raise awareness of the issue and support the campaign to eliminate modern slavery in all its forms.

November 2021

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    HIV discrimination in the world of work

    Stigma and discrimination remain major issues for workers with HIV/AIDS

    30 November 2021

    A report by the International Labour Organization and the opinion poll company, Gallup, reveals persistent HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the world of work.

  2. Joint report

    ECLAC and ILO call for urgent measures to support the labour reintegration of women and youth in Latin America

    30 November 2021

    In a new joint report, the two UN organizations indicate that in the medium term it will be necessary to rebuild more resilient labour markets and foster formalization.

  3. Cooperative development

    A Vehicle of Entrepreneurship for Palestinian Local Economic Development

    29 November 2021

    The ILO, the Italian Agency for International Development (AICS) and the Cooperative Works Agency (CWA) launch the Cooperative Support Programme “Be the Impact” in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  4. Media advisory

    ILO and Gallup to publish new report on HIV/AIDS discrimination

    25 November 2021