News

June 2020

  1. © N. Wicheanbut/Bangkok Post/AFP 2020

    If a ’new normal’ is to be a better normal it must include persons with disabilities

    04 June 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has posed special challenges for persons with disabilities, but post-pandemic reforms to social and economic systems offer the chance to build a better normal and a more inclusive future.

May 2020

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    ILO: More than one in six young people out of work due to COVID-19

    27 May 2020

    The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment.

  2. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 4th edition

    27 May 2020

  3. International Day of Families: How marital status shapes labour market outcomes

    22 May 2020

    Married life still has a gendered effect on women and men's labour market outcomes, including their labour force participation, the type of jobs they hold and the forms of labour underutilization they are exposed to.

  4. © A. Lallican H. Lucas/AFP 2020

    ILO issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

    22 May 2020

    Return to work policies should be informed by a human-centred approach that puts rights and international labour standards at the heart of economic, social and environmental strategies and ensures that policy guidance is embedded in national occupational safety and health systems.

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    Greening the transport sector in the post COVID-19 recovery could create up to 15 million jobs worldwide

    19 May 2020

    Investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, says report from the International Labour Organization and the UN Economic Commission for Europe.

  6. ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190): 12 ways it can support the COVID-19 response and recovery

    14 May 2020

    This note highlights the relevance of the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) to the current Covid-19 pandemic. It provides examples of work-related violence and harassment that have been reported across countries in the context of Covid-19 1and mentions specific provisions of Convention No. 190 and its accompanying Recommendation No. 206 that can help prevent and address those situations.

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    Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says

    14 May 2020

    Strengthened and comprehensive social protection systems will lessen the impact of crises such as COVID-19.

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    COVID-19: G7 nations need to get gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    14 May 2020

    Fighting deep-rooted gender inequality must be part of countries’ responses to the crisis, says high-level meeting on the role of women in the post-COVID future.

  9. © michael_swan 2020

    The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs

    12 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an explosion of online learning and training, as millions of people are forced to stay at home. It’s proved to be both an opportunity and a challenge.