News room

February 2021

  1. © Marvin Meyer 2021

    Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    23 February 2021

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

  2. The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Decree “On measures to improve the system of social protection of the population of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2021-2030”

    17 February 2021

    Tashkent, 17 February 2021 – The President of Uzbekistan signed a Decree “On measures to improve the system of social protection of the population of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2021-2030”. The decree approves the Concept Note of the National Strategy of Social Protection (NSSP) for 2021-2030, the roadmap for drafting the NSSP and composition of the Republican working group to develop NSSP. The Concept Note developed by the Ministry of Finance in cooperation with the UN Joint Programme on Strengthening Social Protection in Uzbekistan.

  3. © ILO 2021

    ILO achieves carbon neutrality

    08 February 2021

    The ILO’s efforts are part of a broader UN strategy – Greening the Blue – to erase the carbon footprint of its agencies.

January 2021

  1. Systemic forced labour and child labour has come to an end in Uzbek cotton

    29 January 2021

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country managed to accelerate the fight against child and forced labour during the 2020 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

  2. ILO and Uzbekistan: Assessing progress towards ending forced labour, promoting sustainable and inclusive employment, expanding social protection and strengthening labour inspection

    27 January 2021

    Uzbekistan's commitment to fostering decent employment opportunities and adhering to labour standards is unwavering. This was stated by the participants of the videoconference “Towards Sustainable Development through Decent Work” held on 27 January 2021.

  3. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

  4. © nevil zaveri 2021

    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.

  5. ‘Voices’: Real people, true stories from the world of work

    04 January 2021

    The ILO welcomes 2021 with an innovative, multimedia platform that focuses on first person stories that take readers on a journey into the world of work.

December 2020

  1. HIV/AIDS and the World of Work: Russian Trade Union TV Released New Programme

    30 December 2020

    On 30 December 2020, "Profsouz TV" released the 3rd TV programme from the cycle "HIV/AIDS and the World of Work" on "Role of social partners in addressing HIV/AIDS at the workplaces".

  2. Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections of CIS and Mongolia Holds General Conference

    28 December 2020

    On December 23, 2020 the Regional Alliance of Labour Inspections of the CIS and Mongolia (RALI CIS and Mongolia) held its General Conference which went online for the first time. The event was attended by the Alliance representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the ILO Moscow Office.