News and articles

2020

  1. The G20 and the COVID-19 pandemic

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment as a first global step in responding to the COVID-19 crisis

    26 March 2020,

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, calls on G20 countries to work together to protect people, jobs, incomes and enterprises from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19: Social protection systems failing vulnerable groups

    25 March 2020,

    Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive, and permanent social-protection systems.

  3. News

    China’s Global Business and Disability Network ready to establish its first Inclusive Employment Resource Centre

    25 March 2020, Beijing, China

    The 20 enterprise members of the ILO GBDN-China have decided to establish the first inclusive employment resource center to promote the employment of persons with disabilities and mitigate the impact on persons with disabilities by COVID-19.

  4. Health insurance

    Viet Nam’s female factory workers empowered with knowledge on health protection entitlements

    23 March 2020,

    A series of awareness raising activities have been put in place as an ILO study points out knowledge gaps related to health insurance, sickness and maternity benefits amongst female factory workers.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Precarious workers pushed to the edge by COVID-19

    20 March 2020,

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all workers in some way. Those on precarious contracts or in non-standard employment are even harder hit, as many have no access to sick pay, unemployment insurance or other critical protections.

  6. News

    SCORE Academy to offer online training to Amazon’s supplier in China during COVID-19 outbreak

    19 March 2020,

    SCORE Academy has launched a series of online courses and counseling for Amazon suppliers to reduce the impact of the epidemic and ensure the scheduled implementation of the project.

  7. Skills development

    National skills council set up to boost agricultural productivity and competitiveness

    18 March 2020,

    The first sectoral skills council is expected to provide a bridge between labour market and the education and training system to address the skills mismatch.

  8. © Johan Ordonez / AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

    18 March 2020,

    An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, co-ordinated and immediate response.

  9. Child labour

    ILO supports development of handbooks to fight child labour

    16 March 2020,

    To enhance the awareness and capacity of stakeholders implementing international labour commitments related to child labour in supply chains, a handbook is being developed with support from the ENHANCE Project.

  10. Child labour

    Government to upgrade child labour data software with ILO support

    15 March 2020,

    The new system which will help to effectively monitor child labour situation in Viet Nam will be in place by the end of April.