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December 2020

  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    The new ILO Global Wage Report 2020-2021 examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. It shows that adequate minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 and beyond.

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    Global Wage Report 2020-21

    COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds

    02 December 2020

    Even before the COVID pandemic hit, hundreds of millions of workers worldwide were being paid less than the minimum wage.

  3. World AIDS Day

    A tireless fighter against HIV stigma

    01 December 2020

    Baby Rivona Nasution has dedicated her life to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV in Indonesia. She actively promotes their right to contribute to every aspect of life, including the right to decent work.

November 2020

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    International Day of Persons With Disabilities

    Make persons with disabilities a priority in the COVID-19 response

    30 November 2020

    Disability issues need to be included in pandemic recovery plans says the ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network.

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    Work-life balance

    Working mothers squeezed out of labour force by COVID-19

    30 November 2020

    Families are making tough decisions about who keeps their paid job and who quits to provide the unpaid care needed at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Mainly it is women who are sacrificing their careers.

  3. Video

    Coco chips: New business opportunities for local communities

    30 November 2020

    This photo slideshow tells the story of Mr Nadaraja's coco chip business, supported by the ILO's LEED+ project in the north of Sri Lanka.

  4. Cooperatives

    ILO COOP 100 - Cooperating for Social Justice and Decent Work Since 1920

    27 November 2020

    To mark the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit, the ILO has produced a video showing how it has worked with cooperatives to advance social justice and promote decent work.

  5. Media advisory

    ILO to release new report on global wages and COVID-19

    27 November 2020

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    COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    Cash flow the biggest problem facing business during COVID-19 crisis

    27 November 2020

    Micro and small enterprises worst affected by COVID-19 pandemic, says a survey of 4,500 enterprises in 45 countries.

  7. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.