Press releases

September 2020

  1. © Natallia Rak 2020

    Human rights

    ILO calls on Belarus President to respect workers’ rights and freedoms amid protests

    09 September 2020

    International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, expresses deep concern about the detention and arrest of trade unionists in Belarus.

  2. © dpu-ucl 2020

    Climate Action for Jobs Initiative

    New Climate Action for Jobs Board calls for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    09 September 2020

    Labour and environment ministers, employers’ and workers’ leaders, and UN and development bank representatives have set in motion an “Alliance for a decade of action” on climate change, decent jobs and social justice.

  3. Multi-donor programme

    ILO/Germany programme to protect garment workers affected by COVID-19

    08 September 2020

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is giving €14.5 million to an International Labour Organization (ILO) multi-donor programme to help garment sector workers in seven countries who have been affected by COVID-19.

August 2020

  1. Changes in the labour market in Qatar

    Dismantling the kafala system and introducing a minimum wage mark new era for Qatar labour market

    30 August 2020

    Greater freedom to change jobs, combined with a non-discriminatory minimum wage, will benefit employers and workers alike.

  2. Press release

    CSR and Labour Standards training returns to China

    29 August 2020

    Seminars on responsible business conduct held by the ILO and MOHRSS aims to improve understanding of key international standards and ILO guidelines.

  3. Press release

    Young people’s voice on the future of work

    27 August 2020

    Debate|Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?

  4. © Michael Coghlan 2020

    Public employment services

    Digital channels improve access to employment support

    26 August 2020

    A new ILO policy brief shows how public employment services are using technology to increase the help available to people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.

  5. Convention 190

    New Argentine film pushes the debate on gender violence

    19 August 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN Women are sponsoring the world premiere of "The crimes that bind", the new film by Argentine director Sebastian Schindel that explores two key issues of the United Nations agenda.

  6. Employment Intensive Infrastructure

    ILO creates decent jobs to support Beirut explosion clearing operations

    14 August 2020

    The International Labour Organization has mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon to clear rubble in the aftermath of the Beirut explosion.

  7. © GARAGE ISLAND CREW/CULTURA AFP 2020

    Youth and COVID-19

    COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth

    11 August 2020

    The disproportionate effect of the pandemic on young people has exacerbated inequalities and risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation, according to the International Labour Organization.