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October 2021

  1. © M.A. Hermann / MTA New York 2021

    COVID-19: ILO Monitor – 8th edition

    ILO: Employment impact from the pandemic worse than expected

    27 October 2021

    The latest ILO Monitor report on the impact of COVID-19 on labour markets, shows a stalled global recovery and significant disparities between advanced and developing economies.

  2. 2021 Labor Overview Series

    ILO calls for universal social protection in Latin America and the Caribbean following the severe impact of COVID-19

    26 October 2021

    The pandemic revealed serious deficiencies that amplified the impact of the crisis, while at the same time generating a setback in contributory social security coverage and putting strong pressure on non-contributory schemes that served to address loss of income and mitigate an increase in poverty. Strengthening social protection, universalizing its coverage and improving its governance will continue to be vital, says a new ILO study.

  3. UN Day

    ILO calls for global solidarity to build peaceful and sustainable future

    22 October 2021

    The world is faced by its biggest crises since the United Nations was established in 1945. A global pandemic and a climate emergency. It is humanity’s common agenda to address both and secure a resilient recovery for people and planet. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls on all countries to work together for a more equitable, peaceful and sustainable future.

  4. Press Release

    The first Information Centre opens in Gaziantep to support the formalization of Turkish and Syrian informal enterprises and employees

    21 October 2021

  5. © Scottish Government 2021

    Energy transition

    Renewable energy jobs have reached 12 million globally

    21 October 2021

    Ahead of COP26, a report by IRENA and ILO underscores the jobs potential of an ambitious climate strategy and calls for comprehensive policies in support of a just transition to a greener future.

  6. Occupational safety and health

    Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

    21 October 2021

    A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.

  7. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2021

    Media Advisory

    ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on labour markets

    20 October 2021

  8. Employment policy

    ILO launches new online database on employment policies and strategies to promote an inclusive job-rich recovery

    19 October 2021

    The online platform will serve as a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.

  9. © Lisa Marie David / IMF 2021

    Energy transition

    IRENA and ILO work together for a just and inclusive transition to a sustainable energy future

    18 October 2021

    The organizations step up their efforts to work for a sustainable energy future that promotes decent work for all.

  10. Asia-Pacific labour market insights

    Labour productivity trends in Asia and the Pacific highlight uneven COVID-19 impacts

    18 October 2021

    Enhanced labour productivity is key to boost living standards and is prioritized in the Sustainable Development Goals. In Asia and the Pacific, growth in labour productivity has been instrumental in reducing poverty in recent decades.