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September 2021

  1. International Day of Sign Languages 2021

    Marlee Matlin: "We sign for Human Rights"

    23 September 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated already difficult situations for persons with disabilities. On International Day of Sign Languages, actor Marlee Matlin & the ILO say: “We Sign for #HumanRights” and call for an inclusive, rights-based future of work.

  2. World Congress on Safety and Health

    XXII World Congress on Safety and Health ends with call to end workplace deaths and injuries

    23 September 2021

    New occupational hazards in the connected age and challenges facing disadvantaged groups were also top of the agenda in the four-day virtual discussion.

  3. UN Food Systems Summit

    Transformed food systems can help achieve sustainable development goals

    23 September 2021

    The ILO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) co-lead a new international coalition to advance decent work for people working in food systems.

  4. 76th UN General Assembly

    ILO calls for action on social protection and jobs at the UN General Assembly

    21 September 2021

    A human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis on the ILO agenda at the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

  5. Education and training

    Only half of workers worldwide hold jobs corresponding to their level of education

    20 September 2021

    Over the years, considerable effort has been invested in improving the educational attainment of people worldwide, especially as part of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the enormous progress achieved in raising levels of education, especially among women and girls, has not translated into corresponding improvements in labour market outcomes.

  6. International Equal Pay Day 2021

    Equal Pay for better and fairer future

    18 September 2021

    Women are still paid less than men. The Covid19 crisis is widening the gender pay gap. On International Equal Pay Day, former USA VolleyBall Women's National Team Player Cassidy Lichtman and current member of USA Volleyball Board of Directors joins the ILO to amplify the call for pay equity. A better Future of Work means Equal Pay for work of equal value.

  7. © Dren Pozhegu 2021

    Occupational safety and health

    WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

    17 September 2021

    The first WHO/ILO global estimates on disease and injury in the workplace outline the level of preventable premature deaths due to exposure to work-related health risks.

  8. Media advisory

    Canada will host the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    17 September 2021

    Delegates from more than 125 countries will convene online for The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work under the theme, Prevention in the Connected Age: Global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all. The Congress is hosted by Canada with the ILO and ISSA.

  9. ILO in action

    Entrepreneurship skills for Venezuelan migrants and refugees

    15 September 2021

    ILO Chief technical advisor, María Olave, explains how the ILO has provided entrepreneurship training to Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador and Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over five million Venezuelans have become refugees and migrants in recent years, the majority of whom are living in neighbouring countries in Latin America.

  10. Occupational Safety and Health

    Uzbekistan ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention

    14 September 2021

    The Government of Uzbekistan has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187). The Convention is one of the key ILO instruments on workplace safety and health and commits countries to promote continuous improvement on the issue.