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December 2020

  1. International Migrants Day

    ILO announces winners of the 2020 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    18 December 2020

    Winning entries provide outstanding and balanced reporting on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  2. © Santiago Sito 2021

    Labour Overview 2020

    COVID-19 leaves a trail of high unemployment, inactivity and precarious employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

    17 December 2020

    Some 30 million people are unemployed and 23 million will have left the workforce due to the lack of opportunities. In 2021, employment will be in intensive care and the indicators could worsen, says ILO annual Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean.

  3. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2021

    Jobs for peace and resilience

    COVID-19 is a threat to peacebuilding in conflict-affected nations

    17 December 2020

    Humanitarian and development agencies should use COVID-19 crisis programmes to promote resilience and peace and help societies build back better.

  4. © ILO 2021

    APESO 2020

    81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets

    15 December 2020

    Pandemic leads to huge reduction in working hours, reverses job growth and pushes millions into working poverty.

  5. © Steve Evans 2021

    Labour migration

    Migrant pay gap widens in many high-income countries

    14 December 2020

    Migrants earn nearly 13 per cent less than national workers, an ILO study shows. In some countries, the gap is as much as 42 per cent.

  6. Fourth meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network

    COVID-19 crisis, a wake-up call on social protection for workers

    11 December 2020

    Workers’ Organizations exchange experiences and discuss trade union advocacy strategies for strengthening social protection systems.

  7. Video

    How labour law applies to small enterprises

    11 December 2020

    Self-employed and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises account for two thirds of jobs worldwide. To ensure that all workers are equally protected, governments are implementing policies that extend the application, compliance, and enforcement of labour law to all enterprises regardless of their size, including those the informal economy and in self-employment.

  8. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting jobs and livelihoods in the world’s Least Developed Countries

    11 December 2020

    In this podcast, Aurelio Parisotto, Head of the ILO’s Employment and Economic Analyses Unit, provides insights from a new publication entitled “COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries”.

  9. COVID-19: Stimulating employment and incomes

    Jumpstart a healthier and greener recovery

    11 December 2020

    As governments respond to the #COVID-19 pandemic, the multiple links between public health and the environment have become evident. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.

  10. Media advisory

    ILO to release report on migrant pay gap

    10 December 2020