1. JONA OAK and fellow artists on women and the world of work

    11 March 2021

    Musician JONA OAK, writer and composer of the ILO International Women's Day song "We Sing", joins her artist collaborators to discuss the qualities women bring to the world of work and the importance of closing gender gaps.

  2. Laura Pausini: Education and music empowers children

    10 March 2021

    The Music Against Child Labour Initiative's international song competition will be judged by Grammy and Golden Globe Winner, Laura Pausini.

  3. Sophia Loren: Time to remove the barriers women face in the world of work

    08 March 2021

    Iconic actor Sophia Loren calls for stronger social security policies, advancing women in leadership roles and more action to build a better future of work.

  4. The world needs more women leaders

    08 March 2021

    On International Women's Day, female leaders from the ILO gave their perspective on the qualities women bring to leadership around the world.

  5. Resilient women work hand in hand with the ILO to achieve decent work

    08 March 2021

    As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, we highlighted success stories from resilient Syrian and Jordanian women who have created a better life for themselves and their families with support and guidance from the ILO.

  6. "We Sing" for a better future of work for all women and men

    05 March 2021

    An original song and music video for International Women's Day, created by JONA OAK for the ILO and featuring a collective of artists and musicians from around the world.

  7. Irrigation system in rural Lao areas

    01 March 2021

    Capacity building for employment-intensive smallholder irrigation development in Daktleup Village, Dakcheung District, Sekong Province. The ILO supported developing a new community-based irrigation scheme in the rural area. The irrigation system can support rice and cash crops production in both wet and dry seasons.

  8. ILO Director-General calls for greater equality on World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2021

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for global solidarity to support the vaccine roll-out and economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, in his message for World Day of Social Justice.

  9. Interview with Ms Erika Liévano

    19 February 2021

    Ms Erika Liévano, Chairperson of the ILO technical meeting on the future of work in the automotive industry (15-19 February 2021), shares her views on the changes the sector is undergoing and her experience chairing the first virtual sectoral meeting.

  10. Where next for the automotive industry?

    19 February 2021

    The automotive industry is faced with disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, trade disputes and a digital revolution, as well as concerns about the industry’s environmental footprint and working conditions in its complex supply chains.

  11. A circular economy can promote decent work

    16 February 2021

    COVID-19 has shown that health, decent work and environmental sustainability are strongly linked. The principles of the circular economy – repair, re-use and recycle – are key to achieving sustainable supply chains and can help promote decent work.

  12. AR Rahman: Let's use the power of music to fight child labour

    03 February 2021

    Music transcends all barriers. The Music Against Child Labour Initiative launches an international song competition this February with AR Rahman as one of the esteemed judges.

  13. Music Against Child Labour - Take part in the competition

    03 February 2021

    The Music Against Child Labour Initiative is launching a global competition for the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour 2021. The competition aims to rally the world of music to raise awareness against this injustice and to join all partners in collectively paving the way towards achieving the target set by the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to end child labour by 2025.

  14. Construction: Building blocks to recovery after crisis

    28 January 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the construction sector, which is sensitive to economic cycles. Yet, construction holds much potential to stimulate recovery, thanks to its potential to create jobs. Recovery measures can support the sector’s transformation towards sustainability and digitalization.

  15. ILO and FAO join forces to keep logging safe

    26 January 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on logging operations around the world, with direct and serious implications for workers and enterprises. As economic activities restart, companies and workers must find ways to adapt to new realities. The ILO and FAO have joined forces and released a practical and participatory checklist to help companies, workers and customers stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19, while mitigating the social economic impact of COVID-19.

  16. ‘Action pledges’ needed to end child labour

    21 January 2021

    Representatives from governments, worker and employer organizations, international agencies and civil society outlined how they intend to eradicate child labour by 2025, at a virtual event to launch the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  17. ILO: Pandemic-driven shift to home work carries risk

    16 January 2021

    With the shift to homeworking looking to endure a long-term, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says issues facing homeworkers and their employers, need greater attention. For more on this, ILO Senior Economist Janine Berg talks about the new ILO report on Dateline Philippines of the ABS-CBN News Channel.

  18. Towards decent work for all homeworkers

    13 January 2021

    Working from home has long been an important feature of the world of work. However, the institutions that govern the labour market are rarely designed with the home as a workplace in mind. The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to address the issues facing homeworkers and their employers, and to pave the way to decent work for all who work from home.

  19. 2020: Looking back, moving forward

    23 December 2020

    As 2020 comes to a close, the ILO looks back on its human-centred approach to tackling the challenges of a unprecedented year. Learn more about the ILO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple crisis around the world at:

  20. Syrian garment worker in Jordan continues to support her family during pandemic

    17 December 2020

    A year ago, Batoul, Syrian refugee in Jordan found work at a garment factory through an ILO-supported employment centre. The factory was forced to close temporarily during the pandemic. Even so, Batoul continued to receive a salary which she uses to provide for her young daughter, who has a spinal condition.