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May 2021

  1. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    UNESCO statement for the May - June edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    31 May 2021

    Director of the Office and UNESCO Representative to the Pacific States

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    Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    26 May 2021

    Financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, five Partners join efforts to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises, particularly through the involvement of development actors. The Partnership hopes to transform the way governments and other stakeholders, including the social partners and the private sector, respond to forced displacement crises, by fostering an enabling environment for socio-economic inclusion; improving access to education and protection for vulnerable children on the move; and strengthening the resilience of host communities.

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    Education sector

    Help educators now so they can help build a better future of work, says ILO

    24 May 2021

    Education workers need more support if they are to provide the additional learning needed for building a more resilient and sustainable recovery from the pandemic.

  4. Interagency statement on SDG3 GAP progress report

    Progress and challenges on health and decent work

    20 May 2021

    Investments are needed in health, care and decent work says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, in a joint statement to mark the publication of a progress report by the SDG3 GAP UN interagency group on health and the Sustainable Development Goals.

  5. ILO brief

    Implications of the COVID-19 crisis for enterprises’ human resource management policies and practices

    19 May 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has increased the importance of human and social capital for enterprise success. The competitiveness and viability — even survival — of an enterprise increasingly depend on its ability to make its employees motivated, skilled and committed. This can only be achieved in a workplace environment characterized by a spirit of social dialogue, mutual trust and respect, non-discrimination, and the absence of violence and harassment. This brief illustrates how enterprises have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic by adjusting their people management approaches, policies and practices.

  6. Education sector

    Educators and the changing world of education and work

    17 May 2021

    Effective lifelong learning and quality education for all is essential for a better future of work. If teachers, trainers and support workers are to fill this need they will need to master new technologies and learning techniques and receive support to deal with their expanded responsibilities. Representatives of governments, employers and workers are meeting at the ILO to discuss strategies for promoting quality learning and decent work in education.

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    Extend social protection to workers in the culture and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Lockdown measures led to the closure of theatres and cinemas, and the suspension or cancellation of movie, television and music productions. Many workers in the industry lost their jobs and had no social protection to help them. A new ILO study shows that extending social protection to the culture and creative sector is possible.

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    United Nations Global Compact

    UN leaders urge companies relying on shipping supply chains to undertake urgent measures to protect seafarers’ rights

    06 May 2021

    New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea, as new COVID variants threaten to further delay crew changes.

  9. International Labour Review - Centenary Collection (2021)

    Delving into the past – Looking to the future

    05 May 2021

    This Editorial introduces the Centenary Collection published by the International Labour Review as part of the celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2021. In particular, it provides the background and highlights the content and purpose of this virtual Collection.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    Social dialogue is a win-win in times of crisis

    05 May 2021

    Social dialogue is a key strategy for management and workers to find win-win solutions. One of the Better Work Indonesia (BWI) participating companies shows the benefits gained from social dialogues for both workers’ welfare and business continuity.