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August 2021

  1. Video

    ILO honours the victims of the Beirut port explosion

    04 August 2021

    The ILO joined other UN agencies to honour those who lost their lives and their loved ones in last year’s Beirut port blast, and paid tribute to the women and men who lost their properties, jobs and livelihoods. ILO Regional Director Ruba Jaradat took part in a memorial event at the location of the tragic explosion.

  2. Video

    A year on from the Beirut blast, ILO helps create a safer city

    04 August 2021

    After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th 2020, the International Labour Organization mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process create decent jobs and hope for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees. The organization continues to work with the authorities to restore livelihoods and create a safer city. Find out more: www.ilo.org/lebanon

  3. ILO in Action

    A win-win for young refugees and local farmers

    02 August 2021

    The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.

July 2021

  1. Workers' rights

    ILO Observation Mission Announcement in Mexico

    30 July 2021

    Collective Bargaining Agreement Vote – GM plant, Silao, Guanajuato.

  2. © Gargalo Vasco 2021

    World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    Cartoonists from all over the world draw their visions of forced labour

    30 July 2021

    To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons the International Labour Organization and Human Resources without Borders have announced the winners of an international cartoon competition on forced labour.

  3. 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.

  4. ILO InfoStory

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

    26 July 2021

    Globally, the membership of trade unions 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.

  5. COVID-19: Pandemic in the World of Work

    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.

  6. © 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.

  7. © 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.