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December 2020

  1. International Volunteers Day

    Interest in volunteering reached new heights in March and April 2020

    05 December 2020

    People with disabilities make up 15 per cent of the global population according to the World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organization and the World Bank in 2011. Yet, they are far from adequately represented in labour markets around the world.

  2. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    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.

  3. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    How disability affects labour market outcomes

    03 December 2020

    People with disabilities make up 15 per cent of the global population according to the World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organization and the World Bank in 2011. Yet, they are far from adequately represented in labour markets around the world.

  4. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    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.

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    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.

  6. © ILO 2020

    Global Wage Report 2020-21

    COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds

    02 December 2020

    Even before the COVID pandemic hit, hundreds of millions of workers worldwide were being paid less than the minimum wage.

  7. World AIDS Day

    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.

  8. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    COVID-19: How to combat stigma and discrimination at the workplace?

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 outbreak has provocated stigma and discrimination against people perceived to have been in contact with the virus or people with certain ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and migrants. How trade unions can address stigma and discrimination at the workplace? Learn more here...

  9. © Diomari Madulara 2020

    Our impact, Their voices

    Coconuts, commitment and changing circumstances

    01 December 2020

    Coco chips are widely used by farmers and gardeners. The ILO’s LEED+ project works with the private sector and local communities in Sri Lanka to develop coco chips as a mutually beneficial business.

November 2020

  1. © Marcin Jozwiak 2020

    Work-life balance

    Working mothers squeezed out of labour force by COVID-19

    30 November 2020

    Families are making tough decisions about who keeps their paid job and who quits to provide the unpaid care needed at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Mainly it is women who are sacrificing their careers.