News

March 2021

  1. Employment, resilience and social cohesion

    19 March 2021

    Success stories and challenges of labour market access for refugees and host communities

  2. ILO support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt (March 2021)

    18 March 2021

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is implementing a development-focused and employment-driven response, which aims to facilitate equal access to labour markets and promote decent work for all.

  3. 50 for Freedom forced labour campaign reaches landmark target

    17 March 2021

    Fifty countries have shown their commitment to eradicate contemporary forms of slavery by ratifying the ILO Forced Labour Protocol (P.29). The ratifications have met an initial target set by the 50 for Freedom campaign, which urges governments to take action on forced labour. Sudan became the fiftieth country to ratify.

  4. Impact of the Second Wave COVID Measures on Employment in Turkey

    16 March 2021

  5. Joint event by ILO and TURK-IS Emphasizes Importance of Gender Equality and Trade Unions’ Role in Promoting Gender Equality in the World of Work

    15 March 2021

    Participants expressed that TURK-IS engaged in awareness-raising activities to promote gender equality, established women’s committees, organized training programmes, and launched campaigns.

  6. The UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey and ILO Turkey Director Call for Taking Action to End Child Labour

    12 March 2021

    On the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey and ILO Turkey Director call for taking action to end child labour through individual and corporate pledges. - Rodriguez and Özcan: “Do your share, submit your pledges to eradicate child labour”.

  7. The UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey and ILO Turkey Director Call for Taking Action to End Child Labour

    12 March 2021

    On the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey and ILO Turkey Director call for taking action to end child labour through individual and corporate pledges. - Rodriguez and Özcan: “Do your share, submit your pledges to eradicate child labour”.

  8. ILO Calls Support for Social Dialogue and ILO Convention for Decent Home-Work

    05 March 2021

    The event highlights that home-work is a form of work that is without security low-paid, lacking organisation, unclear working hours, not conducive to work-life balance for most home workers including particularly women, and ILO calls support for ILO Convention.

  9. © ILO 2021

    ILO Turkey’s report reveals home-based work is primarily shaped by gender roles

    02 March 2021

    A report by the ILO Office for Turkey on home-based work – the oldest form of work that has become even more widespread in the times of COVID-19 pandemic – reveals the gender-based dimensions of home-based work. “Home bounded – Global outreach: Home-based workers in Turkey”, establishes that home-based work, regardless of workers’ socio-economic status, is a form of work without social security or social protection.

  10. © Gloria Mbuya 2021

    How to strengthen gender measures and data in the COVID-19 era

    01 March 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has hit sectors where women are over-represented the hardest: tourism, retail, the care economy. Yet the pandemic has also exposed data collection gaps that undermine our ability to craft effective policy responses.

February 2021

  1. © UNDP Turkey 2021

    Joint ILO - UNDP Action Supports Local Crafts and Small Artisans in Turkey’s Gaziantep for Face Mask Production against the Coronavirus Pandemic

    25 February 2021

    UNDP and ILO joint action with EU-KfW funding will support Gaziantep Union of Chambers of Artisans and Craftsmen (GESOB) with production and delivery of 25,000 face masks daily. The masks will meet the needs of thousands of workers in the city’s industrial zone where some 4,500 SMEs and 40,000 employees are currently operating. Apart from enabling accessibility to life-saving personal protective equipment to thousands, the action where both UN agencies cooperate also supports local socio-economic empowerment through skills development and vocational training of Syrian refugees in Gaziantep province, with refugee women and men employed in the production line at GESOB Vocational Training Center. The joint-action is being implemented as part of ILO’s and UNDP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey.