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February 2021

  1. News

    EU and ILO reinforce cooperation for just recovery from crisis and promote decent work

    04 February 2021

    The International Labour Organization and the European Union have reinforced their cooperation to shape the future of work and promote decent work. This will help the EU and the ILO in their responses to the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on the world of work.

  2. Press release

    Music competition launched to raise awareness of child labour

    03 February 2021

    The competition aims to harness the power of music to help combat child labour, which affects 152 million children worldwide.

January 2021

  1. Child and forced labour

    Systemic forced labour and child labour has come to an end in Uzbek cotton

    29 January 2021

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country managed to accelerate the fight against child and forced labour during the 2020 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

  2. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    COVID-19: ILO Monitor – 7th edition

    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

  3. 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

  4. © 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.

  5. Telework

    ILO at EESC hearing on telework and gender equality

    15 January 2021

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    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.

  7. Decent work for peace and resilience

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

    13 January 2021

  8. 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