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July 2021

  1. ILO in Action

    Preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage, create decent work

    18 July 2021

    In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.

  2. © ILO/Milos Vujovic 2021

    Introducing a youth guarantee (YG) in the Western Balkans

    The European Commission and the ILO join forces to support young people

    18 July 2021

    A new EC/ILO Technical Assistance Facility set up to pursue youth employment in the Western Balkans.

  3. World Youth Skills Day 2021

    The skills young job seekers need

    15 July 2021

    On World Youth Skills Day 2021, ILO Senior Youth Employment Specialist, Susana Puerto, spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on young people’s education and job prospects and the skills that are in demand by employers and a changing world of work. The ILO has published a new Global Framework on Core Skills for Life and Work in the 21st Century, which will be launched at an event for World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.

  4. BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment Endorsement

    ILO welcomes BRICS Ministers' support for human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    15 July 2021

    The ILO’s Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, adopted by the membership at the International Labour Conference in June, has been endorsed by the Labour and Employment Ministers of the five BRICS economies.

  5. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Lost in COVID-19 limbo-land: Pandemic hits youth employment hard

    14 July 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected young people not only in terms of their participation in the labour market but also through severe disruptions in education and training. In this podcast, ILO senior youth employment experts Niall O’Higgins and Sher Verick analyze the current situation and where we are headed.

  6. Press release

    The impact of COVID-19 on enterprises in Jordan: One year into the pandemic

    13 July 2021

    A new report calls for urgent action and tailored support to ensure response measures meet the needs of businesses in Jordan.

  7. © Reuters 2021

    Press release

    ILO statement on factory fire in Rupganj, Bangladesh

    10 July 2021

  8. Decent work

    Work together to end preventable deaths from toxic chemicals

    07 July 2021

    Millions of workers around the world lose their lives every year or suffer from chronic diseases due to toxic chemicals in the workplace. In a video message to the Berlin Forum on Chemicals and Sustainability, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says global cooperation is needed to end these preventable deaths and illnesses.

  9. © L. Moscoso / OIT 2021

    News

    ILO: At least 23 million people have transitioned to teleworking in Latin America and the Caribbean

    05 July 2021

    During the pandemic, teleworking enabled the continuity of businesses and jobs. It was an unexpected leap into the future of work that has opened a scenario of opportunities and challenges for the region, the ILO said today.

  10. Violence and Harassment

    Mauritius ratifies the Violence and Harassment Convention

    01 July 2021

    Mauritius became the seventh country in the world, and the third African country, to ratify the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).