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October 2020

  1. World Teachers’ Day

    Decent work for teachers is essential to build back better after COVID-19

    05 October 2020

    On World Teachers’ Day 2020, the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, praises the vital leadership role that teachers have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic and stresses the need to support teachers with decent work to ensure a better post-COVID-19 world.

  2. Video

    Video recording: How employment and decent work can contribute to peace and social cohesion in the time of COVID-19

    02 October 2020

    Video recording of the virtual event held on 28 September 2020

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    All women are working women

    01 October 2020

    Twenty-five years on from the landmark Beijing Women’s Conference, aspirations for a gender equal world still need to be achieved. The ILO’s first female Deputy Director-General, Mary Chinery-Hesse, who led the ILO delegation to Beijing, reflects on the Conference and what still needs to be done.

  4. Statement

    New Statement of the Officers of the STC on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - 1 October 2020

    01 October 2020

    Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

  5. Digital Economy

    10 ways to a brighter future of work in the digital economy

    01 October 2020

    Based on findings from seven countries (Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand), the ILO has outlined 10 possible policy responses to inform dialogue among governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations to advance decent work opportunities for more women and men in the digital economy.

  6. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    International Equal Pay Day 2020 Webinar Highlights

    01 October 2020

    On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day on September 18, 2020, and in the midst of the fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) hosted a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of recovery efforts worldwide.

September 2020

  1. Biodiversity Summit

    Productive economies and decent work need a healthy planet

    30 September 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addresses the UNGA Biodiversity Summit with the message that today’s and tomorrow’s jobs depend on preserving ecosystems and biodiversity. Without a healthy planet, there can be no productive economies nor decent work.

  2. Blog

    Latin America and Caribbean show way to green COVID-19 recovery

    29 September 2020

    Greening the world of work post-COVID-19 could create millions of jobs in the most bio-diverse region on the planet. However, the right policies need to be put in place to ensure they are decent jobs.

  3. World Tourism Day

    Rebuild tourism safely to save 300 million jobs worldwide

    25 September 2020

    Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry employs some 300 million workers globally, with women, youth, and workers in the informal economy most at risk from job losses and business closures. World Tourism Day is an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how to save the jobs so many are dependent on.

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    Unpaid production work

    Millions of hours spent daily on unpaid work: Evidence from Asia and the Pacific

    25 September 2020

    Unpaid production work is the foundation of all other productive work, yet the time spent on these activities is often neglected in labour market analyses.