1. © Kivanc Ozvardar / ILO 2020


    New challenges, new opportunities

    04 August 2020

    The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. There is probably no worker or business in the world that has not been affected. The latest ILO estimates show that working hour losses have worsened during the first half of 2020. During the first quarter of the year, an estimated 5.4 per cent of global working hours (equivalent to 155 million full-time jobs) were lost relative to the fourth quarter of 2019. It is clear that the pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on those living in fragile contexts and under precarious conditions. Many enterprises and workers in Turkey have been hit hard. But not all of them, like Pir Nakış, a KİGEP beneficiary company, in İzmir, Turkey.

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    Sectoral Measures to Fight COVID 19 at Workplaces, Documents in Arabic

    30 July 2020

  3. © Nenad Stojkovic 2020


    A better normal must mean tackling workplace violence and harassment

    27 July 2020

    There are signs that work-related violence and harassment has increased during the COVID-19 crisis. A new ILO report looks at how the causes and manifestations can be addressed, something that will be essential if we are to create a ‘better normal’.

  4. © Kivanc Ozvardar / ILO 2020

    World Youth Skills Day 2020

    Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    14 July 2020

    The World Youth Skills Day 2020 took stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explore how young people can respond to the economic crisis. The focus was on helping young people be more resilient to changes caused by the current crisis and in the world of work in general.

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    The way for sustainable solutions in the fight to eliminate the child labour discussed in the COVID-19 context

    13 July 2020

    The summer season of the hazelnut harvest in the Black Sea region of Turkey will keep up with the new COVID-19 protective measures and dynamic support provided within the “An Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFLC) in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harveting in Turkey Project”. The new actions and lessons learned were discussed in the Steering Committee and Stakeholders meeting of the project held on 9 June 2020. The project is implemented by the close cooperation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Turkey and the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services of Turkey. The project aims to assist the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.