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  1. COVID-19 and the Workers' Organisations

    COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Bahrain...

    24 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Mohamed Musaed from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Bahrain and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  2. News

    Mr. Shinichi Takasaki, New Director, ILO Office for Japan

    22 June 2020

  3. 25th June 2020

    Book launch: "Still Work to be Done"

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.

  4. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    ILO Interview with Mr Haruyoshi Amano, Manager, International Relations Unit, Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU)

    18 June 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  5. © Jean‐Pierre Pellissier / ILO 2020

    COVID-19 and the World of work

    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  6. COVID-19 and Workers'Organizations

    ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Stimulating the Economy and Employment​ in Asia and Pacific

    The lockdown measures have sparked an unprecedented economic crisis in most countries around the world. “Jobs-led” and “human centred” economic policies have become increasingly important and necessary in the COVID-19 crisis and recovery response. The ILO Policy Framework on COVID-19 Crisis based on International Labour Standards identified out four (4) pillars to fight the crisis and one of which is the pillar on “Stimulating the Economy and Employment”. This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0 will explore how economic and employment policies (in particular active labour market policies) can support workers and sectors in the Asia Pacific region to promote employment growth and more decent work on the road to recovery.

  7. COVID-19 and the World of work

    Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

  8. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

    ILO facilitated the dialogue among stakeholders to submit 2nd Common Request to the government for development of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP)

    02 June 2020

    On 2 June 2020, the stakeholders comprising the Working Group on the Japan's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) submitted the second common request to the government as a new recommendation to the NAP, following last year's first common request. The second request has been developed in response to the government's "first draft NAP" published for public comments procedure in February 2020 and to incorporate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on human rights. ILO Office for Japan is leading this stakeholder dialogue as part of its mandate to promote social dialogue.

  9. © Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP 2020

    COVID-19 and the World of Work

    COVID-19: What role for Workers' Organizations?

    17 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak is the most severe crisis facing the world since the Second World War. It is not just a public health issue, but causing massive disruptions in the world of work. Workers’ organizations have a crucial role in combating the outbreak. Discover how...​

  10. Publication

    Japan-ILO Cooperation

    07 April 2020

    Fact-sheet, April 2020