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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. News

    Internship at ILO-Brussels

    29 June 2021

    The ILO-Brussels Office is looking for an intern to join its team for a period of six months (1/9/2021 – 28/2/2022). The internship offers excellent learning opportunities and exposure.

  3. 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.

  4. © 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.

  5. 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

  6. © Alex Proimos 2021

    Domestic work – Convention C189

    Ten years on, domestic workers still fight for equality and decent work

    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.

  7. © Rod Waddington 2021

    World Day Against Child Labour

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    10 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. © JannHuizenga 2021

    WESO Trends 2021

    Slow jobs recovery and increased inequality risk long-term COVID-19 scarring

    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.

May 2021

  1. Interview

    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.