News

June 2020

  1. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  2. © I. Bonham / ILO 2020

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2020

    COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    12 June 2020

    Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat.

  4. © Kivanc Ozvardar / ILO 2020

    Protecting is creating: Supporting vulnerable enterprises and workers is key to open new ways

    11 June 2020

  5. © 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

  1. © Wayne Grazio 2020

    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.

  5. A safe and healthy return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic

    21 May 2020

    This guidance note aims to assist governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations in developing national policy guidance for a phased and safe return to work, and provide guidelines for workplace-level risk assessments and implementation of preventive and protective measures according to a hierarchy of controls.