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June 2020

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    COVID-19 and child labour

    COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    12 June 2020

    Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat.

  2. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    The COVID-19 pandemic and Child Labour

    12 June 2020

    The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have an important impact on child labour worldwide. On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour 2020, the ILO calls for effective international cooperation to address the impact of the crisis.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour

    COVID-19 and Child Labour: Looking forward in times of crisis

    12 June 2020

    The 2020 World Day Against Child Labour focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on Child Labour, while looking forward to the International Year on the Elimination of Child Labour, 2021. On the occasion of the World Day, a high-level virtual debate discuss the importance of protecting children from child labour in COVID-19 response and recovery plans.

  4. Violence and harassment Convention

    Uruguay first to ratify ILO Violence and Harassment Convention

    12 June 2020

    ILO’s landmark Convention No. 190, on violence and harassment in the work environment, has received its first ratification, taking it a step closer to entering into force.

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    COVID-19 and the World of Work: Implications for people with disabilities

    11 June 2020

    Persons with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the ongoing economic crisis and are more likely to lose work and have difficulties finding employment again. Measures to ensure a disability-inclusive COVID-19 response and recovery need to be taken by all stakeholders in the World of Work.

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    Hand washing at work - The key to staying safe

    11 June 2020

    ILO international labour standards provide a vital guide to staying safe as people begin returning to their workplaces in some parts of the world.

  7. COVID-19 and ILO projects and programmes

    The ILO response to COVID-19

    10 June 2020

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – are playing a crucial role in combating the effects of the outbreak, to build a safer, healthier, and human-centred future of work with social justice for all.

  8. COVID-19 and the World of work

    Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

  9. Video message by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder

    "A disability-inclusive response means a better response for us all."

    10 June 2020

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, explains that many persons with disabilities come into the COVID-19 crisis already facing significant exclusion in all areas of the world of work. The pandemic and resulting economic shocks increase the vulnerability of persons with disabilities to further inequalities. The new ILO policy brief points out what needs to be done to make the socio-economic response inclusive of persons with disabilities and also addresses issues related to containment measures and the long-term recovery.

  10. COVID-19 and advocates

    Joaquín Furriel: People at the centre of policies

    10 June 2020

    Actor Joaquín Furriel stresses on the need for income security and protection for all those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally.