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June 2021

  1. Our impact, their stories

    Tapping into a flood resilient future in Sri Lanka

    03 June 2021

    Hugely valuable both economically and as a part of nature, Kithul (or Fishtail palm) trees support rural livelihoods and increase flood resilience in disaster prone areas of Sri Lanka. ILO is working with rural communities to keep Kithul farmers safe and this important industry alive.

  2. Child Labour

    ILO and UNICEF to release latest estimates of child labour

    03 June 2021

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Powering more advanced apprenticeship systems in China

    03 June 2021

    With rapid changes in the labour market and the challenge of COVID-19, the ILO and China are working together to implement quality apprenticeships.

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    WESO Trends 2021

    Slow jobs recovery and increased inequality risk long-term COVID-19 scarring

    02 June 2021

    ILO projections highlight the danger of a COVID-19 labour market legacy of increased geographic and demographic inequality, rising poverty and fewer decent jobs.

  5. World Employment and Social Outlook

    World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2021: The report in short

    02 June 2021

    The new ILO report, World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021 (WESO Trends), looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global labour market. It analyses the effects on inequality, working poverty women and young people, as well as what is needed for a comprehensive, sustainable and human-centred recovery.

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Khuloud’s story: Addressing gender stereotypes and improving livelihoods through skills development

    01 June 2021

    The ILO is training Syrian and Lebanese youth in skills that are aligned with labour market needs while simultaneously promoting women’s inclusion in “non-traditional” courses for better employment opportunities.

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.

  3. © Phil Roeder 2021

    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.