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  1. ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action

    06 July 2020

    The webinar focused on climate action, the theme for this year’s International Day of Cooperatives. Four speakers presented on the role of cooperatives in climate change mitigation and adaptation and discussed ways to scale up efforts toward a greener and better future.

  2. High Level Meeting for Operationalization of Employment Impact Assessment in the Public Sector

  3. STRENGTHEN Strategic Knowledge Sharing Seminar Ghana

  4. African ministers, social partners join ILO high-level summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    04 July 2020

    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 3 June 2020 – More than 50 African ministers of labour or employment, along with representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations and international organizations joined the International Labour Organization Regional Office for Africa on Thursday, 2 July for a virtual forum to discuss how to address the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Regional events pave the way for global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    03 July 2020

    Participants from five ILO regions discussed the challenges of recovery and building back better, and their conclusions will feed into discussions at a ILO virtual Global Summit.

  6. Workers’ organizations are essential to promote and put into practice ILO standards on Violence and Harassment

    03 July 2020

    Social dialogue including collective bargaining remains a vital instrument for workers’organizations to advocate for the ratification and implementation of these new ILO standards on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  7. COVID-19 Crisis in Africa: Building Back Better

    COVID-19 has become a global emergency, given its impact on the entire world population, the economy and the World of Work. Beyond the health impact, COVID 19 has severely affected the economy through the lockdown and restrictive measures, which have been put in place in most African countries – with long lasting socio-economic repercussions.

  8. Apprenticeship programme resumes after COVID-19 closure

    01 July 2020

    Training institutions in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar resume with Apprenticeship Programme after nation-wide COVID-19 closures.

  9. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  10. SCORE Training for the One-District-One-Factory (1D1F) Programme in Ghana

    29 June 2020

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) facilitates SCORE training for all factories under the Government of Ghana’s flagship programme 1D1F. This is to introduce some best international practices to these enterprises to improve their quality, productivity and competitiveness.

  11. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  12. Parents send their children to child labour to overcome the economic crisis of COVID-19

    25 June 2020

    In light of the increased number of children in child labour in agriculture as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, eliminating child labour requires coordinated action more than before. The ILO in consultation with the Egyptian Government and social partners continue to support eliminating child labour in cotton supply chain.

  13. SCORE continues enterprise trainings despite challenges posed by COVID-19

    24 June 2020

    As enterprises face the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, the ILO SIRAYE programme, understanding the needs of enterprises, is continuing to deliver productivity and quality training to factories in tandem with preventing and mitigating the health impact of Covid-19.

  14. The Tunisian Parliament adopts a bill on the social and solidarity economy

    24 June 2020

    The new law has been developed through a series of tripartite consultations with the support of the ILO to create an enabling environment for a more equitable and inclusive human-centred economic model in Tunisia.

  15. Book Launch: "An ILO For All Seasons"

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises. 2020 will be remembered as the year the world of work was brought to its knees by the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

  16. COVID-19 in the Arab States: The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces

    The global Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has devastated the world of work, causing huge costs on economies, labour markets, and societies across the Arab Region and worldwide. ILO ACTRAV through this webinar aims at assisting trade union leaders in the Arab Region to enhance their role in protecting workers in workplaces as a priority to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Moreover, to promote, and explain the related ILO tools, and guides that can help them in their effort to achieve a better future for all workers.

  17. At Mbera refugee camp, in Mauritania, the ILO is training young people in building trades

    19 June 2020

    At the hands-on construction training site of the PECOBAT project, students are building an elementary school for the camp’s children, while learning skills that will make them more employable.

  18. 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.

  19. Virtual Meeting on Labour and OSH Inspection and COVID-19 in SADC Member States

    Occupational Safety and Health

  20. Malawi commemorates World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    12 June 2020

    Malawi joins the work in commemorating World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) with a focus this year on the impact of COVID-19 on child labour, under the slogan: COVID-19: Protect Children from Child Labour, now more than ever!