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October 2020

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    Labour Overview in Latin America and the Caribbean

    ILO: 34 million jobs lost by the COVID-19 crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

    01 October 2020

    The pandemic has led to a drastic contraction in employment and income in the region, but signs of an early recovery suggests the situation could begin to improve in the coming weeks.

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    Blog

    All women are working women

    01 October 2020

    Twenty-five years on from the landmark Beijing Women’s Conference, aspirations for a gender equal world still need to be achieved. The ILO’s first female Deputy Director-General, Mary Chinery-Hesse, who led the ILO delegation to Beijing, reflects on the Conference and what still needs to be done.

September 2020

  1. Blog

    Latin America and Caribbean show way to green COVID-19 recovery

    29 September 2020

    Greening the world of work post-COVID-19 could create millions of jobs in the most bio-diverse region on the planet. However, the right policies need to be put in place to ensure they are decent jobs.

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    Unpaid production work

    Millions of hours spent daily on unpaid work: Evidence from Asia and the Pacific

    25 September 2020

    Unpaid production work is the foundation of all other productive work, yet the time spent on these activities is often neglected in labour market analyses.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  4. Equal pay

    Prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition says governments need to take action to close the pay gap between women and men.

  5. Gender equality and COVID-19

    Gender diversity is good for business says new ILO survey in the Philippines

    18 September 2020

    A country survey jointly conducted in the Philippines by the ILO and Australian initiative “Investing in Women” recognizes the benefits of gender diversity on business and provides recommendations to better integrate and leverage the female talent pipeline.

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    Social protection

    ILO: Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection

    17 September 2020

    Closing the coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing says a new ILO study.

  7. Media advisory

    ILO to release new analysis of effects of COVID-19 on labour income and markets

    16 September 2020

  8. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis”

    15 September 2020

    ILO and other UN bodies want member States to take urgent action to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by COVID-19 restrictions.