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. The Global Informal Workforce: Priorities for Inclusive Growth

    23 July 2021

    More than 60 per cent of the world’s adult labour force, or about 2 billion workers, operate in the informal economy. Watch IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discuss ways to tackle the issue.

  2. Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic

    15 July 2021

    This year’s World Youth Skills Day will again take place in a challenging context, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and with education and training systems yet to return to pre-crisis conditions. It aims to celebrate the resilience and creativity of youth throughout the crisis and focus attention on how technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems have adapted to the pandemic, participate in the recovery, and imagine priorities they should adopt for the post-COVID-19 world.

  3. COVID-19 and the world of work: Towards a human-centred recovery

    6 - 9 July 2021

    The 7th Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) Conference will examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work and discuss policy and regulatory measures to mitigate such impacts and facilitate a robust and inclusive recovery for all.

  4. Building better: Evidence-based decent work policies and COVID-19 implications

    1 July 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic and its short- and long-term implications has turned the world of work upside down. In order to have human-centered approach to recovering and building better, there is a need for greater institutional capacity development of employers, workers and governments in dealing with labour market and employment challenges.

  5. Webinar on “Protecting workers from shocks: (Un)employment insurance schemes”

    28 June 2021

    As part of a series of knowledge sharing sessions under the Joint Programme, this webinar is designed to reinforce the capacities of participants on UI protection schemes. Critical aspects of design, financing and implementation will be discussed through presentations highlighting International Labour Standards on UI, good international practices, and Caribbean experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to make comments, share experiences and put questions to the panelists.

  6. High level launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    24 June 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 24th June 2021 AT 9:00 GMT (11:00 CEST). “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” and associated materials will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.

  7. End Child Labour: Virtual Race 2021

    12 June - 12 July 2021

    The massive campaign will be conducted by the ILO in collaboration with Cause Indonesia, an organization that provides a virtual platform and community, through a virtual race by inviting more than 5,000 participants nationwide to be involved and to be part of the social movement against child labour.

  8. World Day Against Child Labour in the context of International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Nepal

    11 June 2021

    The ILO Country Office for Nepal, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, is organizing a national social dialogue event with ILO constituents and development and policy advocacy partners, on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour 2021.

  9. High-level event: “Act Now, End Child Labour!”

    10 June 2021

    Join us for a high-level virtual side event during the International Labour Conference on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour.

  10. Taking stock of the COVID-19 crisis: the impact on the labour market and how countries have responded

    28 May 2021

    The Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organized a webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the labour market and how countries have responded.