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June 2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. COVID-19 and advocates

    We must act now to end violence and harassment

    10 June 2020

    V an award-winning playwright, performer and activist, formerly known as Eve Ensler, spells out the devastating effects of violence on businesses, individuals, and society. She calls upon governments to ratify ILO Convention 190 addressing violence and harassment in the world of work.

  6. COVID-19 and advocates

    Build better by putting people and planet first

    09 June 2020

    Mustafa Santiago Ali, an activist for environmental justice, talks about the need for a green recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. COVID-19 and advocates

    People with disabilities are solution providers and co-creators during crises

    09 June 2020

    Disability-rights activist and actor Marlee Matlin talks about key steps we all can take to ensure that people with disabilities aren’t left behind in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. Together we can build a better normal.

  8. Virtual Oceans Dialogue of the World Economic Forum

    Include the ocean economy in the response to COVID-19

    08 June 2020

    More international cooperation is needed to help the seafaring sector, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the Virtual Oceans Dialogue of the World Economic Forum.

  9. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    What are the policy solutions to the COVID-19 youth employment crisis?

    08 June 2020

    Even in the best of times, young people faced a tough situation in the labour market. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic they were around three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. The crisis now threatens to exacerbate existing inequalities within and between countries.

  10. World Environment Day

    On World Environment Day, ILO calls to build back better post-COVID-19

    05 June 2020

    World Environment Day 2020 falls in the midst of the worst human crisis of modern times. It reminds us that even as we work to get past COVID-19, we cannot delay action on Climate Change and environmental sustainability. Building back better means building back green.