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June 2021

  1. © Andrey Popov 2021

    Violence and Harassment Convention

    First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force

    21 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization is to launch a global campaign to promote ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention.

  2. © M. Crozet / ILO 2021

    109th International Labour Conference

    COVID-19 and social protection among key debates as June session of virtual International Labour Conference ends

    19 June 2021

    The impact of COVID-19 on the world of work featured prominently in the June segment of the first virtual International Labour Conference. Conclusions on social protection and the application of international labour standards were adopted on the final day, along with an emergency resolution on Myanmar.

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO 2021

    109th International Labour Conference

    Global agreement reached at ILO Conference on action for COVID-19 recovery

    17 June 2021

    The International Labour Conference has adopted a Global Call to Action outlining measures to create a human-centred recovery from the pandemic and avoid the long-term scarring of economies and societies.

  4. World of Work Summit: Global action for a human-centred COVID-19 response

    World leaders to address ILO’s World of Work Summit

    16 June 2021

  5. © Alex Proimos 2021

    Domestic work – Convention C189

    10 years on, domestic workers still fight for equality and decent work

    15 June 2021

    On the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers’ Convention, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed continued vulnerabilities of domestic workers in the labour market.

  6. International Domestic Workers' Day

    Making decent work a reality for domestic workers

    15 June 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital role that domestic workers play in supporting the care needs of households, as well as the vulnerability they face earning a living behind closed doors. The adoption of Convention No. 189 in 2011 was adopted precisely to protect domestic workers from such poor working conditions. After a decade of efforts, how far have we come to make decent work a reality for domestic workers?
    Find out more: www.ilo.org/domesticworkers

  7. Child Labour

    African musicians win Music Against Child Labour Competition

    12 June 2021

    The winning songs, from Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe, raise awareness of child labour and were chosen by a celebrity jury who reviewed more than 200 entries from 50 countries.

  8. © A. Mirza / ILO 2021

    Media advisory

    ILO to launch global report on domestic workers

    11 June 2021

  9. World Day Against Child Labour

    Global progress to end child labour has stalled

    10 June 2021

    Global progress to end child labour has come to a halt for the first time in over two decades, reversing the downward trend that saw child labour fall by 94 million between 2000 and 2016. The number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years. That means one out of every 10 children is today in child labour. To reverse this trend, the ILO and UNICEF are calling for increased spending on public services and education, decent work for adults, and stronger laws to protect children better. Find out more: www.ilo.org & www.unicef.org

  10. 10 June

    World Day against Child Labour: Act Now, end Child Labour

    10 June 2021

    While the COVID-19 crisis threatens to reverse years of progress in the fight against child labour, international leaders and advocates encourage all stakeholders to redouble efforts in the context of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.