1. 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:

  2. 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.

  3. Video: Impact of COVID-19 on youth in Lebanon

    17 December 2020

    In 2019, the ILO supported a group of Syrian refugee and Lebanese youth to establish income generating activities to promote entrepreneurship and self-reliance among vulnerable groups. COVID-19 has created economic challenges to these youth, many of whom are now trying to find ways to adapt to the new ways of work.

  4. We are capable, we only need an opportunity

    15 December 2020

    These videos features two young workers with learning disabilities, demonstrating their capabilities and competencies in managing their works and excelling in what they do.

  5. How labour law applies to small enterprises

    11 December 2020

    Self-employed and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises account for two thirds of jobs worldwide. To ensure that all workers are equally protected, governments are implementing policies that extend the application, compliance, and enforcement of labour law to all enterprises regardless of their size, including those the informal economy and in self-employment.

  6. Jumpstart a healthier and greener recovery

    11 December 2020

    As governments respond to the #COVID-19 pandemic, the multiple links between public health and the environment have become evident. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.

  7. Decent work for youth in Viet Nam

    09 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on young people. In support of the International Labour Organization, Miss Vietnam Ngoc Han calls for stronger policies to address the challenges facing this group, especially young women and those in the informal sector.

  8. Marlee Matlin: Disability inclusion means business success

    03 December 2020

    Actor and activist Marlee Matlin says the ILO plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the world of work. Inclusion of persons with disabilities achieves the twin goals of advancing human rights and ensuring business success.

  9. Global wages in times of COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    Global wage trends have suffered from massive downward pressure due to COVID-19, according to a new ILO report. Women and low-paid workers' wages have been particularly hard it by the crisis.

  10. Minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    The new ILO Global Wage Report 2020-2021 examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. It shows that adequate minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 and beyond.

  11. A tireless fighter against HIV stigma

    01 December 2020

    Baby Rivona Nasution has dedicated her life to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV in Indonesia. She actively promotes their right to contribute to every aspect of life, including the right to decent work.

  12. What Indonesian youth say about the pandemic? Let’s find out!

    30 November 2020

    The infographic video presents key findings of the ILO’s global research regarding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic to Indonesian youth and of the joint research of ILO and and HAI, two leading youth media in the country.

  13. Coco chips: New business opportunities for local communities

    30 November 2020

    This photo slideshow tells the story of Mr Nadaraja's coco chip business, supported by the ILO's LEED+ project in the north of Sri Lanka.

  14. ILO COOP 100 - Cooperating for Social Justice and Decent Work Since 1920

    27 November 2020

    To mark the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit, the ILO has produced a video showing how it has worked with cooperatives to advance social justice and promote decent work.

  15. Towards inclusive workplaces with IBDN

    26 November 2020

    The video presents the key information about the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN), aimed to promote diversity and inclusivity at the workplace in Indonesia.

  16. Backstage at the virtual ILO Governing Body

    20 November 2020

    The ILO’s first virtual Governing Body meeting wrapped up its 340th session on 14 November. Take a look behind the scenes at how this historic meeting was put together.

  17. COVID-19 impacts on women garment workers

    20 November 2020

    The impact of COVID-19 on women in the garment industry has worsened due to underlying challenges including discrimination and harassment, underrepresentation of women’s voice, wage gaps as well as unevenly shared unpaid care and family obligations according to a new brief from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  18. How Sustainable Enterprises can be part of the Post COVID-19 Response

    19 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and devastating impact on micro, small, and medium enterprises. To re-build economies that are more resilient and create productive, decent employment, policymakers will have to put in place reforms that are especially conducive for MSMEs.

  19. How do businesses in Afghanistan benefit from the application of the international labour standards?

    19 November 2020

    The ILO’s Road to Jobs project is supporting enterprise development and job creation in Afghanistan through the market systems approach. Through its interventions, the project has been able to increase awareness of, and assist with the application of international labour standards. Ultimately, businesses have benefited from the best practices in the world of work.

  20. Fundamental rights for a better future of work

    12 November 2020

    Core work-related rights and principles can play a vital role in recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and help build a better, more equitable, world of work, says a new ILO report.