COVID-19 and the world of work

Events

Online events and webinars connecting participants from across the world of work to discuss key ïssues relating to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its policy responses.
  1. How COVID-19 has accelerated the future of work

    8 December 2020

    The first in a series of ILO online Talks that go beyond the regular webinar will hear insights from the founder of the world’s leading professional social network, LinkedIn, whose users are experiencing world of work transformations first-hand.

  2. ILO COOP 100 Symposium

    16 - 17 November 2020

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit (COOP), the ILO brought together policy makers, researchers and practitioners working with cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for a two-day international symposium.

  3. Intersectionality between Disabilities and Black Lives Matter

    12 November 2020

    In a time of unprecedented global change, it's important to explore how corporations address the intersectionality of disability and the Black Lives Matter movement. We will hear presentations from professionals of color speaking from their personal experiences in their corporate employment journeys and we will explore how current technologies can support diversity and inclusion efforts.

  4. Supporting enterprises at scale: adapting business training programmes under the COVID-19 ‘new normal'

    4 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of disruption for small and medium-sized enterprises across the Asia-Pacific, often impacting vulnerable groups the hardest. Simultaneously, travel restrictions and hindered social interaction has made it difficult to deliver assistance to affected enterprises, exacerbating isolation and threatening livelihoods. This webinar will discuss how business training programmes can be adjusted to support enterprises to build back better from the crisis whilst adapting under new digitalised circumstances.

  5. Asian dialogues on sustainability: “How is COVID-19 changing the digital landscape for the textile and garment industry?”

    27 October 2020

    COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally, resulting in reduced orders and incomes, factory closures and job losses. The implications for developing countries are enormous, potentially leading to strikes and social unrest. This webinar sheds light on the pandemic’s impact on the textile and garment industry in Asia.

  6. XXII World Congress Digital Meeting: ILO sessions

    5 - 6 October 2020

    Join us in October for this important event focusing on COVID‐19 and occupational safety and health (OSH), where international expert leaders from governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations and research institutions will examin the role prevention is playing in shaping the future world of work in light of the pandemic.

  7. How employment and decent work can contribute to peace and social cohesion in the time of the COVID-19 crisis

    28 September 2020

    The virtual event will discuss the key contribution of employment and decent work to peacebuilding, social cohesion and social justice, in particular in the time of the COVID-19 crisis.

  8. High-Level Side Event on COVID-19 and Maritime Crew Changes: A humanitarian, safety, and economic crisis

    24 September 2020

    On the occasion of World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, the ILO and the United Nations Global Compact, collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers' Federation, bring together heads of UN agencies, governments, multinational corporations, and shipowner and seafarer representatives, to discuss the present crisis and raise awareness for the important and unsung role of seafarers.

  9. International Equal Pay Day 2020: Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is hosting a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of recovery efforts worldwide.

  10. COVID-19 and beyond: “How can social dialogue help us get through the crisis together?”

    26 August 2020

    COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally, resulting in reduced orders and incomes, factory closures and job losses. The implications for developing countries are enormous. This webinar sheds light on how social dialogue between Employers and Unions can contribute to the survival and recovery of textile and garment industry in Asia. (The webinar is free and open to all.)