Press releases

April 2021

  1. © Marco Verch 2021

    Earth Day

    Invest in climate education to build a better workforce for a greener future

    22 April 2021

    Climate and environmental literacy can help create jobs, build a green consumer market and allow citizens to better engage with their governments about climate change.

  2. Press release

    Launching of a web portal for eligible textile and garment sector employers to register and participate in a job retention programme

    21 April 2021

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ILO News) – Domestic textile and garment factories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply through a web portal to obtain wage subsidies for their workers in a job retention programme covering up to 45,000 workers.

  3. Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    COVID-19 strategies must invest in human-centred recovery, ILO tells World Bank/IMF

    09 April 2021

    Economic and social recovery from the pandemic will require policies that promote decent work, address poverty and inequalities, and encourage a green recovery, the ILO’s Director-General has said in statements to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings.

  4. Press release

    The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launch Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project

    08 April 2021

    The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched the implementation of Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project. The Project is a US $ 3.8 Million partnership agreement to be executed over a three- and half-year period.

  5. Press release

    Malawi’s Ministry of Labour pledges to accelerate efforts for the eradication of child labour

    01 April 2021

    The Deputy Minister of Labour, Malawi, Honourable Vera Kamtukule has joined the African Union and its Member States, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and other stakeholders in adding her voice in pursuit of the global target to eliminate child labour in all its forms by 2025.

March 2021

  1. #EndChildLabour2021

    ILO and AU launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

    31 March 2021

    In Africa, the regional launch of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour marked a call to a shift from commitment to action towards the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063 and SDG target 8.7.

  2. Press release

    Success stories shed light on how decent employment improves the lives of refugees and their hosts

    31 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF held a side event at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  3. Press release

    Japan and ILO to support environmental and socio-economic resilience of Sudan

    31 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.9 million to the ILO’s dual response to recent flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic in Khartoum, Sudan.

  4. © ILO 2021

    GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body concludes its 341st session

    30 March 2021

    The March 2021 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 27 March. ILO News discussed the key elements with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  5. Press release

    Lanao del Sur launches biggest water system with ILO, Japan, MOLE

    30 March 2021

    A new water system built by community members under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project connects six villages in Lanao del Sur to provide clean and safe water, promote decent work and contribute to peacebuilding in the Bangsamoro region amid COVID-19.