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November 2020

  1. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    25 November 2020

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.

  2. G20 Leaders’ Summit

    ILO welcomes G20 continued commitment to safeguard livelihoods

    22 November 2020

    ILO Director-General says job protection and creation, social protection and social dialogue are essential to minimize the long-term damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. World Children’s Day

    Kids United sings against child labour

    20 November 2020

    French youth music group, Kids United New Generation, has lent their voices to the ILO’s global campaign to end child labour. Their latest song highlights the urgent need to take action and calls on governments and organizations around the world to do more.

  4. © ILO 2020

    World Children’s Day

    Child labour is an affront to our common values

    20 November 2020

    The universal ratification of the ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour is a positive step for Africa’s children says Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa.

  5. Garment sector in Asia and the Pacific

    Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector

    20 November 2020

    A new brief highlights COVID-19 impacts on women and men workers in the garment sector and recommendations for a gender-responsive recovery.

  6. Blog

    Five steps to help women entrepreneurs cross the business gender divide

    19 November 2020

    Women entrepreneurs tend to be stuck at the lower end of the business value chain, while their male counterparts make more profits at the high end. The ILO has developed a five step model to help women cross the business gender divide.

  7. Press release

    Skills and lifelong learning critical for all workers

    18 November 2020

    A new guide addresses the challenges facing workers needing to update their skills and embark on lifelong learning.

  8. GB roundup

    A look back at the 340th session of the ILO Governing Body

    17 November 2020

    The November 2020 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 14 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  9. ILO/ECLAC joint report

    Slow COVID-19 labour market recovery expected in Latin America and the Caribbean

    10 November 2020

    The pandemic has led to the biggest contraction in the region in the last 100 years, with 47 million jobs lost across the region in the second quarter of 2020.

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    Blog

    Persons with disabilities – An untapped resource

    10 November 2020

    We need to change perceptions and invest in persons with disabilities, says Mike Hess, Executive Director and founder of the Blind Institute of Technology (BIT) in the United States.