News and events on global supply chains

February 2021

  1. Vision Zero Fund High Level Forum - 2021 and Beyond: Collective Action for Safe and Healthy Supply Chains

    23 - 25 February 2021

November 2020

  1. Business Upgrading for Gender-Responsive Value Chains

    19 November 2020

October 2020

  1. Putting Nexus into Practice: Using and Developing Markets to Promote Livelihoods and Decent Work in Fragile Contexts

    21 October 2020

    How ILO and UNHCR Went from Talk to Walk Using a Joint Approach for Inclusive Market Systems

  2. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impact ripples through supply chain

    21 October 2020

    Collapsing consumer demand, government lockdown measures and disruptions to raw material imports have taken their toll on the Asia Pacific garment industry, says a new ILO report.

  3. Labour standards in Global Supply Chains - How to meet them to become more competitive and sustainable

    15 October 2020 - 31 May 2024

    The course helps SMEs to explore the content of international labour standards and codes of conduct for suppliers, discover ways to improve their adherence to international principles and compliance with national legislation and corporate codes, and understand that respecting workers' rights and improving working conditions can be part of a competitive business strategy.

  4. Working Time- Improving health, safety and productivity though working time schedules

    15 October 2020 - 31 May 2024

    Violations of overtime laws have been identified as a major issue in many factories that participate in global supply chains. Excessive working time, is also associated with increased injuries, stress and fatigue that leads to errors in work and lower productivity. The ILO has developed an on-line training module that explains the issues and offers practical solutions to addressing excessive working time in the workplace.

  5. International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

    19 October - 13 November 2020

    Online course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including due diligence related to labour rights) and how those principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations.

July 2020

  1. From Guidelines to Practice: A Market-Based Approach to Post-Covid Recovery in Forced Displacement Settings

    30 July 2020

June 2020

  1. UN virtual forum on responsible business and human rights in Asia and the Pacific: New challenges, new approaches

    9 - 11 June 2020

    Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VRBHR Forum will convene stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region to take stock of progress and discuss challenges and opportunities for advancing responsible business and human rights in the region. It will explore how existing vulnerabilities have been amplified and exposed by the crisis and discuss the need to view the crisis as an opportunity to drive change and build back better.

April 2020

  1. Assessing market opportunities in East Darfur and West Kordofan

    20 April 2020

    In March 2020, the ILO visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to assess opportunities for local economic development.