News room

September 2020

  1. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  2. The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia Marks Its 30th Anniversary: ILO Director General’s Address

    19 September 2020

    The government, trade unions and employers of Russia have succeeded in creating a robust and effective system of social partnership – Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), made this assertion in his video address to the delegates of the General Council of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia. The conference celebrating the Federation’s 30th anniversary was held on September 19 at the FITUR headquarters.

  3. ILO and Republic of Tajikistan Signed Decent Work Country Programme for 2020-2024

    15 September 2020

    Today the International Labour Organization (ILO) and its constituents in Tajikistan – Government, employers’ and workers’ organizations – signed a Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for 2020-2024

  4. © G20 2020

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusive, employment-focused recovery from COVID-19 crisis

    10 September 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting Declaration puts the focus on decent work, women and youth.

  5. © Natallia Rak 2020

    ILO calls on Belarus President to respect workers’ rights and freedoms amid protests

    09 September 2020

    International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, expresses deep concern about the detention and arrest of trade unionists in Belarus.

  6. © dpu-ucl 2020

    New Climate Action for Jobs Board calls for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    09 September 2020

    Labour and environment ministers, employers’ and workers’ leaders, and UN and development bank representatives have set in motion an “Alliance for a decade of action” on climate change, decent jobs and social justice.

August 2020

  1. Analysis of the short-term demand for the skilled labor force in Djalal-Abad oblast of the Kyrgyz Republic

    27 August 2020

    In 2019, the “Applying the G20 Training Strategy: A partnership of the ILO and the Russian Federation” (Phase 2) Project (G20TS), assisted the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to develop and pilot a methodology for the analysis of the short-term demand for the skilled labour force. The methodology enabled national stakeholders to improve the planning of TVET enrolment in the Chuy and Jalal-Abad oblasts.

  2. © Michael Coghlan 2020

    Digital channels improve access to employment support

    26 August 2020

    A new ILO policy brief shows how public employment services are using technology to increase the help available to people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.


    COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth

    11 August 2020

    The disproportionate effect of the pandemic on young people has exacerbated inequalities and risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation, according to the International Labour Organization.

  4. © bobthemagicdragon 2020

    ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

    04 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182).