News room

June 2020

  1. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  2. Webinar on Supporting enterprises for rapid economic recovery: timely responses and the case of the Russian Federation

    18 June 2020

    ILO Moscow Office has organized the third out of five webinars under a general title “From the immediate crisis response to COVID pandemic towards economic recovery, with decent work in focus”. The participants discussed country responses to support enterprises for rapid economic recovery, especially for employment retention in micro- and small enterprises, support to self-entrepreneurs and dismissed workers.

  3. Effective Crisis Response Strategies of Government and Businesses: Social Aspect

    17 June 2020

    This was the title of the annual Social Forum organized by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) as part of the Russian Business Week.

  4. Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers in the Informal Economy

    16 June 2020

    On 16 June 2020 the ILO DWT/CO Moscow held a Subregional Webinar “Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Workers in the Informal Economy”. This was the third webinar in a series of webinars devoted to social protection response to COVID-19 pandemic in the ECIS sub-region.

  5. © I. Bonham / ILO 2020

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. Turkmenistan: Webinar on Supporting Enterprises for Rapid Economic Recovery

    15 June 2020

    On 15 June 2020, ILO Moscow organized a webinar for ILO constituents in Turkmenistan. The webinar focused on policy measures to support enterprises and businesses during the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic, and securing jobs in the context of the crisis. Turkmenistan was represented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, social partners, Ministry of Finance, other ministries and agencies.

  7. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2020

    COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    12 June 2020

    Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat.

  8. ILO and Uzbekistan assess progress in cooperation during an online meeting

    12 June 2020

    New Decent Work Country Programme will remain the primary framework for the ILO support to the Uzbek constituents. It will set new horizons of cooperation with increased focus on the COVID-19 longer term implications response. This was stated by the participants of the videoconference between Tanzila Narbaeva, Chairperson of the Uzbek Senate and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder held on 12 June.

  9. UNICEF, ILO, UNDP work together with the Government of Uzbekistan on strengthening social protection system

    05 June 2020

    The Joint Programme of the Government and the UN Agencies on strengthening social protection system in Uzbekistan held its first meeting in Tashkent. The meeting focused on the roadmap for preparation of the national social protection strategy 2030.

  10. Extending social security coverage to workers in informal economy - webinar

    04 June 2020

    On 04 June 2020 the ILO DWT/CO Moscow held a Subregional Webinar “Extending social security coverage to workers in informal economy”. This was the second webinar in a series of webinars devoted to social protection response to COVID-19 pandemic.