Press releases

October 2020

  1. © amslerPIX 2020

    Labour Overview in Latin America and the Caribbean

    34 million jobs lost by the COVID-19 crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

    01 October 2020

    The pandemic has led to a drastic contraction in employment and income in the region, but signs of an early recovery suggest the situation could begin to improve in the coming weeks.

September 2020

  1. Ratification of ILO Conventions

    Zero tolerance to violence and harassment in the world of work: unanimous vote of the Chamber of Deputies for the ratification of the ILO Convention

    24 September 2020

  2. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  3. Press release

    Malawi’s Tripartite Labour Advisory Council deliberates on child labour

    21 September 2020

    Lilongwe, 21 September 2020 – The Honourable Ken Kandodo, M.P. Malawi’s Minister of Labour, opened a meeting of the country’s Tripartite Labour Advisory Council (TLAC) on Thursday 17 September 2020 stating that: “The role of the Tripartite Labour Advisory Council is perhaps more important now than ever before, given its linkage to decent work and the 2030 Agenda. In the context of COVID-19, the Council can guide our recovery plans with inclusive, informed solutions for the benefit of our country”.

  4. Equal pay

    Prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition says governments need to take action to close the pay gap between women and men.

  5. First International Equal Pay Day

    The gender pay gap is one of the biggest injustices in today's labour market

    18 September 2020

    On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day, the International Labour Organization (ILO) draws attention to the need to accelerate action to achieve equal pay for women and men.

  6. Gender equality and COVID-19

    Gender diversity is good for business says new ILO survey in the Philippines

    18 September 2020

    A country survey jointly conducted in the Philippines by the ILO and Australian initiative “Investing in Women” recognizes the benefits of gender diversity on business and provides recommendations to better integrate and leverage the female talent pipeline.

  7. Media advisory

    ILO to release new analysis of effects of COVID-19 on labour income and markets

    16 September 2020

  8. Labour migration

    ILO launches sixth Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    15 September 2020

    This year, the participants are encouraged to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families.

  9. © G20 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusive, employment-focused recovery from COVID-19 crisis

    10 September 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting Declaration puts the focus on decent work, women and youth.