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August 2021

  1. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    IFAD statement for the August edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    31 August 2021

    IFAD Country Director, Pacific Island States, Tawfiq El-Zabri

  2. Urban transport services

    Video address Alejandra Cruz Ross ILO urban passenger transport (UPT): Report presentation

    31 August 2021

    During the Technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services (30 August-3 September 2021) representatives from governments, employers and workers will meet at the ILO to discuss the future of decent and sustainable decent work in this sector, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and agree on a tripartite basis on ways to invest in a job-rich and sustainable recovery of the sector.

  3. ILO in action

    An end to child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest

    31 August 2021

    Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton in the world. Two million people pick the cotton every harvest. The ILO is working with the government, workers, employers and civic society to bring about an end to child labour and forced labour during the harvest.

  4. Video

    Indigenous Peoples: Partners for safe water, decent work and peace

    27 August 2021

    At the World Water Week 2021 global event, the Philippines shared how indigenous peoples built a water system under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in the Bangsamoro region, which also respected indigenous rights, culture and traditions.

  5. ILO in action

    A boost to skills training in Bangladesh

    25 August 2021

    Two million people join Bangladesh’s workforce every year. It is vital that workers can learn the skills that respond to the needs of the labour market. ILO technical specialist, Ligaya Dumaoang, introduces the Skills 21 project, a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the ILO, funded by the European Union. The project seeks to increase productivity and employment opportunities by strengthening the country’s skills development system.

  6. Briefing note of the end of the mission

    Conclusion of ILO observation mission in Silao, Guanajuato

    19 August 2021

    In response to a request from the government of Mexico the ILO carried out an observation mission of the process of the legitimization of the Collective Bargaining Agreement at the General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico.

  7. World Humanitarian Day

    For disaster relief or the climate crisis, we need a human-centred, sustainable approach

    19 August 2021

    The contribution of humanitarian workers has never been more vital. They embody the human-centred approach to development that respects all people and the environment they live and work in. Increasingly humanitarian disasters are being made much worse by the consequences of our changing climate. In addressing either immediate humanitarian relief or longer-term climate change, a human-centred approach is essential if we are to build a better, more just and more sustainable future. On #WorldHumanitarianDay join us in calling for a human-centred transition that responds to the global threat posed to us all by climate change.

  8. ILO in action

    Decent jobs and safe water in the Philippines

    17 August 2021

    In the latest in the ILO in Action video story series, Jennylyn Aguinaldo, manager of the ILO-Japan Water Project in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, explains how the ILO is contributing to peace and development in one of the poorest parts of the Philippines, with water system construction projects that provide decent jobs, social protection and better access to safe water.

  9. Video

    ILO: Pandemic opened up unprecedented jobs gap

    16 August 2021

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine roll out likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery. Mr Christian Viegelahn, Labour Economist of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific talks about the new COVID-19 and the ASEAN labour market report on the Market Edge of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) hosted by Ms Raine Musngi.

  10. Video

    Indigenous peoples build new water system in Looy, Maguindanao

    13 August 2021

    Teduray, a group of indigenous peoples in the Philippines built a new water system under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project that will provide access to clean and safe water, at the same time contribute to promoting decent work and building peace in the Bangsamoro region.