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December 2020

  1. Media advisory

    ILO to release report on migrant pay gap

    10 December 2020

  2. © Jérémy Stenuit 2021

    COVID-19 and price inflation

    COVID-19 drives up food prices worldwide

    10 December 2020

    COVID-19 restrictions have altered consumer spending patterns. In particular, lockdown measures have affected the supply of and demand for certain products and, hence, their prices.

  3. © Cai Yang / Xinhua via AFP 2021

    Maritime Labour Convention

    ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis

    08 December 2020

    Its resolution addresses the plight of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who have been trapped at sea for as many as 17 months or longer because of pandemic restrictions.

  4. News

    Saudi Arabia ratifies ILO conventions setting out safeguards with crucial importance for the response to COVID-19

    07 December 2020

    Saudi Arabia ratifies the Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 (No. 95) and the Hygiene (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1964 (No. 120).

  5. International Volunteers Day

    Volunteering reached new heights in March and April 2020

    05 December 2020

    In normal times, a billion people volunteer their time and energy each year, providing unpaid help to others. Has the COVID-19 pandemic led to even more volunteering worldwide?

  6. Video

    Why should workers’ organizations discuss skills development and lifelong learning during Covid-19?

    04 December 2020

    Skills development and lifelong learning systems that are human-centered, based on international labour standards (ILS) and the engagement of social partners through social dialogue, are key to build a better normal in the post-COVID world.

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    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Shine a purple spotlight on disability

    03 December 2020

    On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the ILO took part in a day-long series of online events across six continents that called for countries to make people with disabilities a priority in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    How disability affects labour market outcomes

    03 December 2020

    People with disabilities make up 15 per cent of the global population. Yet, they are far from adequately represented in labour markets around the world.

  9. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Marlee Matlin: Disability inclusion means business success

    03 December 2020

    Actor and activist Marlee Matlin says the ILO plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the world of work. Inclusion of persons with disabilities achieves the twin goals of advancing human rights and ensuring business success.

  10. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Global wages in times of COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    Global wage trends have suffered from massive downward pressure due to COVID-19, according to a new ILO report. Women and low-paid workers' wages have been particularly hard it by the crisis.