Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. From crisis to opportunity for sustainable peace: A joint perspective on responding to the health, employment and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19

    23 November 2020

  2. Business and COVID-19

    23 November 2020

  3. Backstage at the virtual ILO Governing Body

    20 November 2020

    The ILO’s first virtual Governing Body meeting wrapped up its 340th session on 14 November. Take a look behind the scenes at how this historic meeting was put together.

  4. How Sustainable Enterprises can be part of the Post COVID-19 Response

    19 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and devastating impact on micro, small, and medium enterprises. To re-build economies that are more resilient and create productive, decent employment, policymakers will have to put in place reforms that are especially conducive for MSMEs.

  5. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  6. Fundamental rights for a better future of work

    12 November 2020

    Core work-related rights and principles can play a vital role in recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and help build a better, more equitable, world of work, says a new ILO report.

  7. Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 23): Employment trends in an unprecedented crisis: Policy challenges

    10 November 2020

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Office for the Southern Cone of Latin America of the International Labour Organization (ILO) analyses the labour market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean amid the COVID-19 health crisis.

  8. Investment in care workers is critical now and beyond COVID-19

    05 November 2020

    The home and institution-based care sector is facing severe challenges in many countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable investments in health and social care systems, workforces, and in decent working conditions are needed to ensure preparedness and resilience in times of crisis and beyond.

  9. The role of social dialogue and the social partners in addressing the consequences of COVID-19 in the informal economy

    29 October 2020

  10. Peak-level social dialogue as a governance tool during the COVID-19 pandemic: Global and regional trends and policy issues

    26 October 2020

    This brief provides a review and analysis of peak-level social dialogue practices in the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak – from 15 March to 10 June 2020. It also presents observations on policy issues and possible avenues for constituents.

  11. How social dialogue is making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic

    23 October 2020

    A new ILO study shows that most ILO member States made extensive use of "peak-level" social dialogue to shape their emergency measures for mitigating the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  12. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

  13. A post-COVID-19 recovery must be a green recovery

    21 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the world of work. “A recovery from the COVID-19 crisis must be a green recovery, one that builds a better world for people and planet, ensuring a just transition for all, leaving no one behind,” said ILO expert on green jobs Moustapha Kamal Gueye at the Pre-Expo Climate Change and Biodiversity Week.

  14. Financing gaps in social protection

    21 October 2020

    Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

  15. Connect the world with data we can trust

    20 October 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis underlines the importance of having data we can trust, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement to mark World Statistics Day.

  16. ILO releases checklist to protect the health and safety of miners during COVID-19

    14 October 2020

    The mining industry plays a critical role in global supply chains and economic development. To support the sector during the #COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO has released a checklist of sector-specific guidance to keep miners and mines safe.

  17. COVID-19 exposes food retailers as frontline workers​

    14 October 2020

    Food retail and grocery store workers have become essential to the economy’s survival and to guaranteeing food security and safety for the population. These workers, working in a labour-intensive sector now considered essential, are in many cases low-skilled workers receiving low wages and inadequate social security benefits.

  18. NATURE HIRES: How Nature-based Solutions can power a green jobs recovery

    12 October 2020

    Combining expertise on nature and employment, this joint World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - ILO publication maps out the societal challenges where nature-based solutions can be effective, how they support job creation and how they have been used, providing evidence and examples as to how they integrally support the achievement of the SDGs and a sustainable response to the COVID-19 crisis.

  19. Protect mental health in the workplace during COVID-19

    09 October 2020

    Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing new psychosocial challenges for the health and well-being of workers. An ILO guide contains the key elements needed to protect the health and well-being of workers.

  20. Issue paper on COVID-19 and fundamental principles and rights at work

    07 October 2020

    For the millions of workers already in vulnerable situations, the COVID-19 crisis can have devastating consequences: their fundamental rights at work are under threat, pushing them and their families towards greater insecurity. Safeguarding and extending fundamental principles and rights at work will therefore be critical to the success of both immediate and longer-term responses to the crisis in the world of work.