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June 2021

  1. © A. Mirza / ILO 2021

    Media advisory

    ILO to launch global report on domestic workers

    11 June 2021

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. © Rod Waddington 2021

    World Day Against Child Labour

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    10 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. 109th International Labour Conference

    The International Labour Conference Daily Show: How to end child labour

    10 June 2021

    The ILC Daily Show brings you a mix of interviews, videos under discussion at the Conference and the opportunity to post your questions on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #ILCDailyShow. This episode focuses on the latest ILO and UNICEF data on child labour around the world and what needs to be done to reach SDG targets on its elimination.

  6. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Breaking out of the informal economy: Does new technology hold the key?

    09 June 2021

    In this podcast, ILO Employment Policy Specialist Juan Chacaltana and Technical Officer, Vicky Leung discuss emerging policy trends in how technology can facilitate the transition to the formal economy, or e-formality, and some of the challenges.

  7. Press release

    ILO and Lebanon pledge to cooperate on improving rural livelihoods

    08 June 2021

    The collaboration builds on the ILO’s work to improve livelihoods and resilience and the Ministry of Agriculture’s priorities in improving food security and rural development, and assisting poor farmers in developing agricultural infrastructure.

  8. World Oceans Day

    To protect the oceans, we must promote decent work

    08 June 2021

    Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Exploitation and poor standards, whether environmental or labour, pose a threat both to the sustainability of the oceans and the wellbeing of humanity.

  9. © M. Crozet / ILO 2021

    109th International Labour Conference

    “Cataclysmic” COVID-19 crisis demands human-centred recovery policies, says ILO Director-General

    07 June 2021

    The ILO’s Director-General told delegates at the opening virtual plenary sitting of the International Labour Conference that human-centred policies, such as those outlined in the ILO Centenary Declaration, are key to a sustainable and inclusive global pandemic response.

  10. Child Labour

    ILO and UNICEF to release latest estimates of child labour

    03 June 2021