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  1. How cooperatives can help Brazil’s waste pickers build back from COVID-19

    03 July 2020

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives on 4 July will focus on climate action. Waste pickers’ cooperatives in Brazil are examples of how cooperatives can help combat climate change, while facing the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2020

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

  3. © S. Hadkar/Times of India/AFP 2020

    ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

    24 June 2020

    Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization.

  4. COVID-19 and labour migration

    24 June 2020

    Tens of millions of migrant workers face unemployment and poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many migrant workers, particularly women, are doing essential jobs for their host societies, such as health care, many others have lost jobs or work informally. As containment measures ease, millions of migrant workers may be required to return where labour markets are already under strain from high levels of unemployment and business disruptions.

  5. Sustainable migration policies needed to help migrants and businesses during pandemic

    23 June 2020

    Migrant workers are particularly affected by the economic and social crisis, which has put many jobs and businesses under threat, says Roberto Suarez Santos, Secretary-General of the International Organization of Employers. He calls for sustainable migration policies and says social dialogue is key to finding the right solutions.

  6. Migrant workers deserve equal treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

    22 June 2020

    It has never been more important to focus on the rights of migrant workers than during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Sharan Burrow, Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation.

  7. At Mbera refugee camp, in Mauritania, the ILO is training young people in building trades

    19 June 2020

    At the hands-on construction training site of the PECOBAT project, students are building an elementary school for the camp’s children, while learning skills that will make them more employable.

  8. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  9. © A. Mirza / ILO 2020

    COVID-19 shows why domestic workers need same rights and protection as others

    16 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of domestic workers.

  10. © I. Bonham / ILO 2020

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.