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January 2021

  1. Ship to Shore Rights

    Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  2. © Jake Brewer 2021

    Child labour

    2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    15 January 2021

    Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend.

  3. Telework

    ILO at EESC hearing on telework and gender equality

    15 January 2021

  4. © nevil zaveri 2021

    Working from home

    Homeworkers need to be better protected, says the ILO

    13 January 2021

    The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.

  5. Decent work for peace and resilience

    ILO addresses EU-UN consultation on Conflict Prevention, Peace and Stability

    13 January 2021

  6. Press release

    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme provides humanitarian relief to migrant workers in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon

    04 January 2021

    ILO has approved a grant to support assistance for migrant workers affected by COVID-19 in Samut Sakhon, Thailand

December 2020

  1. © Cai Yang / Xinhua via AFP 2021

    Maritime Labour Convention

    ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis

    08 December 2020

    Its resolution addresses the plight of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who have been trapped at sea for as many as 17 months or longer because of pandemic restrictions.

  2. © Global Times, VCG 2021

    Promoting trade for sustainable development

    What to expect from the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment?

    07 December 2020

    A virtual event organised by MEP Reinhard Bütikofer entitled “What to expect from the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI)?” brought together some 100 participants. The CAI seeks to facilitate reciprocal market access.

November 2020

  1. New EU Action Plan on Gender Equality

    Striving for a gender equal world

    25 November 2020

  2. G20 Leaders’ Summit

    ILO welcomes G20 continued commitment to safeguard livelihoods

    22 November 2020

    ILO Director-General says job protection and creation, social protection and social dialogue are essential to minimize the long-term damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.