News and articles

April 2022

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    Prevention through information: ILO campaign on Ukrainian railways to prevent labour exploitation among refugees

    12 April 2022

    The ILO and the State Labour Inspectorate of Ukraine came through with an information campaign on Ukrainian railways that warns people on the move about situations that may lead to labour exploitation.

March 2022

  1. How can the ILO contribute towards trade union revitalization?

    24 March 2022

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has opened new opportunities for trade union revitalization. Discover how can the ILO contribute towards the strengthening of trade union movement around the world.

  2. ILO-ISSA Webinar on Extending Social Protection for Migrant Workers, Refugees and their Families – Guide for policymakers and practitioners

    15 March 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) brought together more than 850 practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and the international community from over 130 countries to present the Guide on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families and country practices from Argentina, Morocco and Portugal.

November 2021

  1. New Online Training for Trade Unions on UN Agenda 2030 and Decent Work

    25 November 2021

    This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to raise the interest of trade unions on matters related to UN processes, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) .

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    COVID-19 pandemic: What priorities for Trade Unions?

    16 November 2021

    The 2021 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape the COVID-19 responses policies and build a human-centred recovery from the pandemic. The journal reveals key findings on various topics of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better. Discover three priorities stressed by the Journal for trade unions…

  3. Symposium on Trade Unions in Times of COVID-19: What are the objectives and expectations?

    15 November 2021

    From 17 to 19 November 2021, trade union leaders, experts, academics and ILO officials will attend a global symposium to exchange on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work. Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains the objectives and expectations from this global event …

October 2021

  1. Labour Standards: How the ILO Recommendation 205 applies to natural disasters and climate change?

    28 October 2021

    The ILO Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience was adopted in June 2017. It aims at providing guidance on the measures needed to support employment and decent work in the face of crisis situations resulting from conflicts and disasters. Its scope concerns prevention, recovery, peace and resilience.

  2. International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) partner to eliminate child labour through school improvements and access to education

    01 October 2021

    This partnership comes at a critical time, as COVID-19 has contributed to rising rates of school dropouts, including because of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, as well as periodic school closures.

September 2021

  1. Soft launching of the updated labour inspection guidelines in Thailand

    21 September 2021

    A guide for labour inspectors is aimed to improve labour inspection services as a whole, with attention to women migrant workers, domestic workers, forced labour, and violence and harassment in the workplace.

July 2021

  1. Post Covid-19: Towards Trade Union Revitalization

    23 July 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and aggravated existing challenges and has put increasing pressure on trade unions. Trade union membership is declining, both in developed and in developing countries. The future of trade unions will depend on their responses to the pandemic.