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2020

  1. Zero emission economy will lead to 15 million new jobs by 2030 in Latin America and Caribbean

    29 July 2020

    A study by the International Labour Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank highlights the impact on jobs if countries in Latin America and the Caribbean adopt zero emission policies.

  2. Workers’ organizations are essential to promote and put into practice ILO standards on Violence and Harassment

    03 July 2020

    Social dialogue including collective bargaining remains a vital instrument for workers’organizations to advocate for the ratification and implementation of these new ILO standards on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  3. ILO: Sharp rise in unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean leaves millions without income

    01 July 2020

    The unemployment rate could rise between 4 and 5 percentage points, raising the number of unemployed in the region to a historical record of 41 million people. If the crisis worsens, the employment situation could worsen, amplifying social inequalities. A new ILO Labour Outlook will be the subject of analysis this Thursday at the ILO Regional Summit of the Americas to be convened within the framework of the ILO World Summit.

  4. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  5. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  6. ILO launches new 10-step tool to achieve a safe and healthy return to the workplace

    03 June 2020

    "The workplace will no longer be the same." The new guide seeks to facilitate the application of safety and health measures in times of COVID-19, and is aimed at companies, workers and their representatives, as well as other stakeholders involved in a task that is considered decisive for productive reactivation.

  7. Media Advisory: Fourth ILO Caribbean virtual roundtable to discuss termination of employment, aftermath and related legal issues in times of COVID-19

    02 June 2020

    The virtual roundtable will seek to advance regional dialogue on how workers, employers and governments can effectively cope with termination of employment due to the reduction in economic activity caused by the crisis.

  8. Recovering from the COVID-19 crisis: What policies are needed?

    29 May 2020

    For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.

  9. Prioritizing Security and Health Policies at Work is Necessary for the Post COVID-19 Reactivation of Production and Employment to be Safe and Healthy

    21 May 2020

    ECLAC and the ILO presented a new joint publication in which they analyze labour challenges in the wake of the pandemic. The organizations indicate that the crisis will likely cause 11.5 million more people to be unemployed in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  10. ILO: COVID-19 eliminates the equivalent of 1.5 million jobs in the Caribbean

    13 May 2020

    The region records significant losses in working hours, marked by a severe deterioration in the second quarter of 2020 from the first quarter of the same year