February 2021

  1. My labour, my rights

    Do you know your labour rights? Web-based solutions developed by ILO keep youth and workers informed in North Macedonia and Moldova

    26 February 2021

    Youngsters tend to be inseparable from their phones, spending hours connecting with friends, searching for information, or playing games. This habitual use of smartphones is what the ILO built on when it launched the national competition for vocational and secondary schools to promote a new application that educates young people about their rights at work in the Republic of Moldova. The application “Rights at Work for Youth” is an educational game that provides information about rights at the workplace.

  2. © UNDP Turkey 2021


    Joint ILO - UNDP Action Supports Local Crafts and Small Artisans in Turkey’s Gaziantep for Face Mask Production against the Coronavirus Pandemic

    25 February 2021

    UNDP and ILO joint action with EU-KfW funding will support Gaziantep Union of Chambers of Artisans and Craftsmen (GESOB) with production and delivery of 25,000 face masks daily. The masks will meet the needs of thousands of workers in the city’s industrial zone where some 4,500 SMEs and 40,000 employees are currently operating. Apart from enabling accessibility to life-saving personal protective equipment to thousands, the action where both UN agencies cooperate also supports local socio-economic empowerment through skills development and vocational training of Syrian refugees in Gaziantep province, with refugee women and men employed in the production line at GESOB Vocational Training Center. The joint-action is being implemented as part of ILO’s and UNDP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey.

  3. News

    ILO joins informal EPSCO meeting on Priorities for a stronger social Europe

    24 February 2021

    Speaking to the EU Ministers for Employment and Social Policy, the ILO Director-General underlined the need to invest in people, in the institutions of work, and in the jobs of the future. He welcomed the process towards an Action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, which is of strategic importance for the recovery.

  4. Press release

    Income support to help 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR hit by COVID-19

    23 February 2021

    The Lao Social Security Organization (LSSO) today announced that one-time cash transfers totalling US$ 1.8 million would help mitigate workers’ lost income and support business continuity while reducing employers’ staff turnover costs.

  5. Podcast

    Show must go on!

    22 February 2021

    The series of podcasts organized jointly by ILO and UNDP Turkey Offices continue to address creative industries and performing arts.

  6. Webinar

    Home-Work to be Addressed in a Webinar on 4 March

    22 February 2021

    Home-work, which has become more widespread as a form of work since the outbreak of pandemic, will be discussed from the perspective of gender equality and decent work in the webinar.

  7. © Kivanc Ozvardar / ILO 2021


    The most powerful learning comes from doing

    22 February 2021

    Syrian and Turkish workers are developing their skills on-the-job, putting newly acquired skills directly into practice.

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    Lifelong learning

    Why Trade Unions should act on Skills Development – and how?

    19 February 2021

    To build a ‘better normal’ in the post-COVID-19 world of work, skills development and lifelong learning need to be part of economic transformation. This responsibility should not reside with governments and companies alone. Trade Unions have an important role to play in shaping the professional development of workers at any age. A new, easy-to-use ILO Resource Guide illustrates how Trade Unions can engage more effectively in skills development policies and practices.

  9. © Eriona Cami/ILO 2021

    Create growth, preserve nature

    Authentic and green tourism off the beaten tracks in Albania’s Vjosa river region

    19 February 2021

    Albania is a dream tourism destination. The variety of alluring sandy seashores, alpine mountains and ancient fortress towns coupled with genuine hospitality has made the country a top hit with tourists in the past decade. To unlock further potential, the ILO conducted a study on the tourism sector in the Gjirokastra region, Southern Albania, a region characterised by a constant outflow of habitants who look for jobs and better life conditions in the capital of the country or abroad.

  10. Report

    The Youth and COVID-19: Access to Decent Jobs amid the Pandemic

    17 February 2021