September 2020

  1. Op-Ed

    On the Recognition of 18 September as Equal Pay Day, Call from ILO and UN WOMEN Turkey Directors for “Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value” : “Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value” Should be the Guiding Principle As We Build Back Better

    18 September 2020

    Numan ÖZCAN, Director of ILO Turkey / Asya VARBANOVA, Director of UN WOMEN Turkey

  2. News

    Grant Support from ILO to Entrepreneurs in Mersin

    15 September 2020

    Mersin was included among the provinces receiving entrepreneurship support under the "Opportunities for Lives Project" implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Directorate-General for International Labour Force (DG-ILF) of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services. - Project Coordinator Ms. Gelir: “We are also happy that we can give income and job creation support to individuals and their community in an environment of economic recession and uncertainty caused by the pandemic.”

  3. Young entrepreneurs

    Where innovation meets job-creation: Centre for Entrepreneurship opens with ILO support in Sarajevo

    15 September 2020

    The new Centre for Entrepreneurship, opened on 4 September, 2020, provides long-term support to young entrepreneurs as they start their businesses and create new jobs. In the first round of support, eight of them launched their business ventures in the area of Information and Communication Technologies and creative industries. They are the first of a total of five groups of young entrepreneurs who will benefit from the EU4Business project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the form of technical support and grants to turn business ideas into registered companies.

  4. News

    ILO and Republic of Tajikistan Signed Decent Work Country Programme for 2020-2024

    15 September 2020

    Today the International Labour Organization (ILO) and its constituents in Tajikistan – Government, employers’ and workers’ organizations – signed a Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for 2020-2024

  5. News

    Virtual Event to Mark International Equal Pay Day

    14 September 2020

    On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day on September 18, 2020, a virtual event will take place on September 18, 2020.

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    COVID-19 and the World of work

    ILO/EBRD rapid assessment finds coronavirus crisis cost Serbia equivalent to 510.000 full-time jobs

    11 September 2020

    In Serbia, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a decline in working hours during the second quarter of 2020, equivalent to the loss of 510,000 full-time jobs. However, by offering the most generous and comprehensive economic package among the Western Balkan economies, the Serbian government contained “the expansion of poverty”, according to the new rapid assessment report, joint work of the ILO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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    Human rights

    ILO calls on Belarus President to respect workers’ rights and freedoms amid protests

    09 September 2020

    International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, expresses deep concern about the detention and arrest of trade unionists in Belarus.

August 2020

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    Enterprises during the pandemic

    Rapid assessments on the impact of COVID-19 on enterprises in four Western Balkan countries reveal significant disruption and job loss but also readiness to resume operations

    26 August 2020

    The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and related containment measures caused significant losses and disruptions for enterprises in the Western Balkans. To assess the challenges and needs of the business sector and identify relevant support measures, Employers and Business Membership Organizations in the region carried out a survey among their member enterprises. A total of 1600 enterprises responded to the survey between 8 April and 11 May 2020 in Albania, North Macedonia, Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. The survey was based on the ILO “Enterprise survey tool: Assessing the needs of enterprises resulting from COVID-19” and was conducted in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

  2. Video

    Watch the story of Derky brothers being registered employers through Opportunities for Lives Project

    19 August 2020

  3. Video

    Stronger Together

    19 August 2020