Domestic work – Convention C189
15 June 2021
On the tenth anniversary of the Domestic Workers’ Convention, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed continued vulnerabilities of domestic workers in the labour market.
Continental Virtual Conference
Skills Anticipation and Matching in Africa: Raising awareness about the importance of anticipating labour market skills needs
Under the auspices of the Skills Initiative for Africa, (SIFA) the Africa Union Commission, and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), with the technical support of the International Labour Organization will be holding an Africa wide conference on Skills Anticipation.
World Day Against Child Labour
10 June 2021
The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
WESO Trends 2021
02 June 2021
ILO projections highlight the danger of a COVID-19 labour market legacy of increased geographic and demographic inequality, rising poverty and fewer decent jobs.
Improving access to protection and remedy for human trafficking victims for the purpose of labour exploitation in Belgium and the Netherlands
20 May 2021
ILO-Brussels has launched a technical study examining access to protection and remedy for victims of human trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation in Belgium and the Netherlands. Both countries recently ratified the ILO Protocol Forced Labour which emphasises in particular the access to protection and remedy for victims of forced labour and human trafficking. We interviewed Irene Wintermayr and Amy Weatherburn, authors of the study.
17 May 2021
Malta becomes the 32nd ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 189
17 May 2021
The number of people working long hours globally has increased over time, to an estimated 479 million workers, or nine per cent of the global population.
Social Summit in Porto
13 May 2021
Europe must seize its opportunity to increase investment in training, social protection, social dialogue and the jobs of the future, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told EU leaders at their Social Summit in Porto, Portugal.
28 April 2021
At a meeting organized by the European Commission, the ILO underlined that climate action presents an enormous opportunity for our economies. The transition to a low-carbon economy brings net job gains but also involves deep structural changes in labour markets. Addressing the employment and social dimensions of climate action is therefore vital.
Rights of home-based workers
20 April 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a shift in work modalities. As workplaces became potential contaminators, home-based work became a preferred option both for employees and employers. However, not all national legislations have been prepared to provide solutions and employers confronted a legal void as they tried to adapt to the new circumstances. The ILO Convention No. 177 aims to promote and protect the rights of those who work at home. On 14 April 2021, ILO Director General Guy Ryder and Slovenian Minister Plenipotentiary, Damir Devčič signed the ILO Convention on Home Work.