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September 2020

  1. Video

    Workers help clear Beirut explosion wreckage under ILO programme

    09 September 2020

    ILO's Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) creates 200 decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees, 15 per cent of whom are women, in efforts to restore livelihoods and support the clear-up operation in Beirut.

  2. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO COVID-19 prevention checklist to protect workers in small businesses

    09 September 2020

    The ILO has devised a checklist so that Small and Medium Enterprises can assess their COVID-19 risks and put in place measures to protect the safety and health of their workers.

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    Our impact, their voices

    Community changemakers help Pakistan’s migrant workers avoid exploitation

    09 September 2020

    An ILO project in Pakistan is raising awareness among prospective migrant workers about safe labour migration.

  4. G20 Saudi Arabia 2020

    Time to talk about building back a better world of work, Director-General tells L20 trade union leaders

    08 September 2020

    The ILO’s Director-General has told L20 trade union leaders that international solidarity and common purpose are essential to building back better from the COVID-19 crisis.

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Qatar introduces historic reforms to its labour market

    03 September 2020

    In a historic move, the State of Qatar has introduced major changes to its labour market, opening up a new era for workers and employers in Qatar.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO welcomes Singapore port’s new measures to help seafarers and ease crew rotations

    01 September 2020

    Singapore has brought in new measures to facilitate the safe rotation of crews at its port, while protecting ships and the local community.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Clean water for life and livelihoods amid pandemic

    01 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for clean water to prevent infection, while making it more difficult for some remote and vulnerable communities to access supplies. In the Philippines, an ILO-Japan project is developing better water supply systems, providing local jobs and promoting safe and healthy working conditions.

August 2020

  1. COVID-19 stories

    First person: COVID-19 stories from the world of work

    30 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we could hardly have imagined. Everyone has been affected and everyone has a story to share. See some of their stories here.

  2. COVID-19: Pandemic in the World of Work

    Brou Sonia’s message about child labour

    28 August 2020

    Sonia from Côte d’Ivoire dropped out of school due to family difficulties. With the ILO’s support, she received training to become a hairdresser.

  3. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO releases checklist to safely reopen accommodation and food services

    28 August 2020

    Many countries are now entering a new phase in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, while at the same time managing the reopening of the accommodation and food services industries. The ILO has therefore 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.