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July 2021

  1. ILO in Action

    Strong labour laws make decent work a reality

    27 July 2021

    The latest in our ILO in Action video series spotlights Georgia, where the ILO worked with the government to draft extensive amendments to its labour code and a new law on labour inspection. Without strong labour laws there can be no decent work, says Chief Technical Advisor, Cătălin Ţacu.

  2. ILO InfoStory

    Trade unions in transition: What will be their role in the future of work?

    26 July 2021

    The future of trade unions is uncertain. Globally, membership has been decreasing, as well as their ability to organize and service workers. With the COVID-19 pandemic aggravating pre-existing labour market challenges, how can trade unions be revitalized? Explore our latest Infostory.

  3. Video

    Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery

    23 July 2021

    Government, worker and employer representatives at the109th session of the International Labour Conference unanimously adopted a Global Call to Action that sets out the world of work response to the COVID-19 crisis and recommendations on how to build a human-centred future of work.

  4. © Asian Development Bank 2021

    ILO assessment

    ILO estimates reveal heavy job losses in the first half of 2021 in Myanmar

    19 July 2021

    With an economy already weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic, a rapid assessment by the ILO reveals a deep employment crisis following the military takeover in Myanmar.

  5. © A. Gromico / ILO 2021

    Gender equality

    Fewer women than men will regain employment during the COVID-19 recovery says ILO

    19 July 2021

    A new policy brief shows that the disproportionate job and income losses suffered by women during the pandemic will persist in the near future.

  6. ILO in Action

    Preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage, create decent work

    18 July 2021

    In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.

  7. © ILO/Milos Vujovic 2021

    Introducing a youth guarantee (YG) in the Western Balkans

    The European Commission and the ILO join forces to support young people

    18 July 2021

    A new EC/ILO Technical Assistance Facility set up to pursue youth employment in the Western Balkans.

  8. World Youth Skills Day 2021

    The skills young job seekers need

    15 July 2021

    On World Youth Skills Day 2021, ILO Senior Youth Employment Specialist, Susana Puerto, spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on young people’s education and job prospects and the skills that are in demand by employers and a changing world of work. The ILO has published a new Global Framework on Core Skills for Life and Work in the 21st Century, which will be launched at an event for World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.

  9. BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment Endorsement

    ILO welcomes BRICS Ministers' support for human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    15 July 2021

    The ILO’s Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, adopted by the membership at the International Labour Conference in June, has been endorsed by the Labour and Employment Ministers of the five BRICS economies.

  10. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Lost in COVID-19 limbo-land: Pandemic hits youth employment hard

    14 July 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected young people not only in terms of their participation in the labour market but also through severe disruptions in education and training. In this podcast, ILO senior youth employment experts Niall O’Higgins and Sher Verick analyze the current situation and where we are headed.