May 2020

  1. Recovering from the COVID-19 crisis: What policies are needed?

    29 May 2020

    For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.

  2. COVID-19 and Workers’Organizations: Interview with Sharan Burrow

    04 May 2020

    What should be the key policy measures to relaunch the Global economy affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic? Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shares her views on the needs and expectations from the trade union movement on how to address the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Ms Burrow calls also for more solidarity and the need to strengthen Multilateralism…

April 2020

  1. Multilateralism, SDGs and COVID-19: What role for workers'organisations?

    21 April 2020

    Why Multilaterialism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are even more relevant as overarching responses to the COVID-19 pandemic? Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities shares her thoughts on the critical role to be played by Workers'organisations to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic…

January 2020

  1. ILO: Employment policies are key to address the challenge of migration

    24 January 2020

    At the 12th Summit of the Global Forum in Ecuador, ILO stated that decent work deficits are one of the main causes of migratory movements. The ILO Regional Director recalled in his speech that most migration is directly or indirectly related to the world of work.

December 2019

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    Sharp rise in women-owned businesses in Central America

    16 December 2019

    Case studies from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico (Chihuahua) and Panama show that women’s success as business owners and employers can be influenced by the size of their enterprise, the economic sectors in which they operate, their education and professional experience.

  2. "Argentina and the ILO can build a future with social justice"

    10 December 2019

    Director-General Guy Ryder has made a two-day visit to the Argentine capital during which he led the celebration for the 50th anniversary of the ILO office in the country.

November 2019

  1. First company in the construction sector in Colombia to implement a blind resume strategy through ILO´s SCORE Gender Equality Model (MIG SCORE)

    29 November 2019

    Gender equality measures are always welcomed, but even more so in sectors that face areas of opportunities to secure equal treatment, opportunities and participation between women and men. This is the case of the construction sector in Colombia that has traditionally been a “man`s world”.

October 2019

  1. The Narrowing of Gender Gaps in the Labour Market is Crucial for Growth, Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Region

    28 October 2019

    A new joint ECLAC-ILO publication indicates that women’s access to paid activities is essential for achieving the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals.

  2. SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

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    Lima’s Gamarra market: The benefits of moving to the formal economy

    09 October 2019

    Combating informality is key to governments’ efforts to reduce inequality and social exclusion. This is particularly true in Peru where many employees work in informal conditions.