News

September 2021

  1. News

    Improving occupational safety and health in global supply chains with the Vision Zero Fund

    09 September 2021

    DG INTPA and the ILO Vision Zero Fund (VZF) held an INFOPOINT virtual conference on “Improving occupational safety and health in global supply chains with the Vision Zero Fund” on 8 September 2021.

  2. ILO in action

    Decent work for migrant workers in South East Asia's fishing industry

    06 September 2021

    Standing outside a fishing port near Bangkok, Thailand, Chief technical Advisor, Mi Zhou explains how the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia project, funded by the European Union, promotes regular and safe labour migration and decent work for migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in the region.

  3. Press release

    Cambodia commits to expanding decent work for migrants in the fishing and seafood processing sectors

    02 September 2021

    With support from the European Union, the ILO and Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training launched the Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia Programme with key stakeholders in Cambodia and agreed upon a work plan of activities.

  4. © Wayne S. Grazio 2021

    World Social Protection Report 2020-22

    More than 4 billion people still lack any social protection, ILO report finds

    01 September 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the social protection gap between countries with high and low income levels.

August 2021

  1. Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia (SEA)

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic holds dialogue on realizing decent work for migrants in the fishing and seafood processing industry

    10 August 2021

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare organized a National Consultative Dialogue to introduce the Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia Programme to key stakeholders and agree upon an initial work plan of activities.

July 2021

  1. © A. Gromico / ILO 2021

    Gender equality

    Fewer women than men will regain employment during the COVID-19 recovery says ILO

    19 July 2021

    A new policy brief shows that the disproportionate job and income losses suffered by women during the pandemic will persist in the near future.

June 2021

  1. Labour migration

    Global labour migration increases by five million

    30 June 2021

    A new ILO report estimates that between 2017 and 2019 the number of people migrating for work internationally increased from 164 to 169 million.

  2. International Journal of Labour Research

    Trade Unions matter in a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    24 June 2021

    The new edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies to help workers and their organizations shape COVID-19 response policies and advocate for social justice and workers’ rights.

  3. © G20 2021

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    G20 ministers recommit to human-centred roadmap out of crisis

    23 June 2021

    The Declaration issued at the conclusion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Italy echoes the ILO Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery, adopted by delegates at the June session of the 2021 International Labour Conference.

  4. High-level Dialogue for Action on child labour

    Child labour is on the rise: it’s time to step-up action to end this practice for good

    17 June 2021