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January 2021

  1. 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.

  2. © Seng Mai / Photo Doc 2021

    Voices

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 second country in South America to take on the challenge of moving forward to become a country free of forced labour.

  5. Media advisory

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

    20 January 2021

  6. 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

  7. © Juliano Bacelar 2021

    Voices

    Diversity is the best ingredient

    18 January 2021

    The Argentinian celebrity chef, Paola Carosella, explains why she joined the ILO’s “Kitchen and Voice” project, which helps marginalized and vulnerable people in Brazil find work in the hospitality sector.

  8. © Jake Brewer 2021

    Child labour

    2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    15 January 2021

    Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend.

  9. © Ion Buga 2021

    Voices

    Bees - A remedy for business success

    15 January 2021

    Viorica Anghel transformed her life when she signed up for a beekeeper’s course run by the ILO in Moldova. She now runs her own business and uses the honey for medicinal purposes to treat her son.

  10. © nevil zaveri 2021

    Working from home

    Homeworkers need to be better protected, says the ILO

    13 January 2021

    The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.