The latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world of work and the responses of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

July 2023

  1. Press release

    Workshop explores policy solutions for end-of-service indemnity (EOSI) system in Kuwait

    17 July 2023

    The workshop aimed to inform dialogue around the limitations of current EOSI scheme, and involved workers, employers and relevant government entities in Kuwait in the identification of appropriate policy solutions at the national level.

  2. News

    ILO's support in East African summit yields commitments for improved refugee inclusion

    17 July 2023

    Member States of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Partner States of the East African Community (EAC) came together to sign the Munyonyo Declaration, committing to durable solutions for refugees in the East and Horn of Africa region. ILO PROSPECTS programme's contributions have paved the way for practical and inclusive approaches to education, employment, and social protection.

  3. ECLAC and ILO Report

    Labour indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean returned to pre-pandemic levels, but gender gaps and high informality remain

    11 July 2023

    The United Nations organizations released a new edition of their joint report on the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

June 2023

  1. Video

    ILO: Political will important in addressing labour issues

    28 June 2023

    The labour sector is facing challenges such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of Artificial Intelligence. For the chief of the International Labour Organization, political will is important in addressing these issues. CNN Philippines' Tristan Nodalo interviewed ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo.

  2. Good practices

    People living with HIV getting back to business in Zambia

    27 June 2023

    The ILO, in partnership with the Network of Zambian People Living with HIV, Zambia Federation of Employers and National AIDS Council implemented an economic empowerment initiative for people living with HIV whose income was adversely affected during COVID pandemic. A total of 390 households benefitted from the programme through the 25 support groups of people living with HIV who started or improved their enterprise in Zambia.

May 2023

  1. Press release

    Province of Central Java to establish a Joint Inspection Team for Labour Norms in fisheries sector

    29 May 2023

    The Joint Inspection Team will enhance the fishing industry and provide the better protection for workers in the fishing sector, particularly those who work on board fishing vessels.

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    ILO welcomes the ASEAN Declaration on Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers

    19 May 2023

    The issuance of the ASEAN Declaration on Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers is in line with ILO’s work in Indonesia to strengthen and support the realization of decent working conditions for Indonesian fishers within the country and abroad.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Life experiences help Filipino workers avoid pitfalls of migration

    17 May 2023

    Two women who have survived violence and discrimination help Overseas Filipino Workers and their families through the Migrant Worker Resource Centre.

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    Aviation sector

    New recommendations call for human-centered approach in the aviation sector

    05 May 2023

    Delegates from governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations have adopted new recommendations to promote decent work and ensure the sustainability of the aviation sector.

  5. News

    Philippines launches Healthy Workplace Initiative on SafeDay

    02 May 2023

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the Philippines rolls out its National Policy Framework on the Promotion of Healthy Workplace.

April 2023

  1. News

    Indonesia to develop a road map on care economy

    18 April 2023

    The ILO supports the collaborative efforts taken by the Government of Indonesia and its developmental partners to develop a road map on care economy to generate new jobs, promote equality and improve the country’s economic growth.

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    Digital guide

    Report examines ILO’s response to COVID-19 crisis

    06 April 2023

    A look back at how the ILO responded to the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and found new ways to support governments, workers' and employers' organizations.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Capacity & connection: The power of women-centred networking

    03 April 2023

    Through the ILO’s Rebuilding Better project, Malaysian entrepreneur Sofea has gained new skills, broadened her business perspectives, and found a community of support from like-minded women.

March 2023

  1. News

    Gender-based collective bargaining agreements better protect rights of woman workers

    31 March 2023

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme promotes a gender-based collective bargaining negotiation and agreement to better protect the rights of woman workers in the seafood processing industry.

  2. News

    ILO promotes a greater investment in care leaves and services for a more Indonesia’s gender equal world of work

    22 March 2023

    The ILO organizes a two-day capacity building workshop for its social partners to scale-up and accelerate progresses in Indonesia’s investment in care.