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

May 2022

  1. Better Work programme

    Better gender equality means more resilient future for Viet Nam’s garment, footwear industries

    18 May 2022

    Robust evidence from ILO’s Better Work programme shows that empowering women could help to build forward better Viet Nam’s key export sectors from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. © Miguel Medina / AFP 2022

    Media Advisory

    ILO to release latest Monitor on the world of work, analyzing impact of multiple crises

    17 May 2022

    The ILO will publish the 9th edition of its Monitor report series, which tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises on workers and businesses worldwide.

  3. Video

    New water system promotes peace, decent work in Maguindanao

    17 May 2022

    Women and former combatants from Datu Piang, Maguindanao built a water system that will benefit 95 households. The ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project trained and engaged local communities as workers to build a water system, which contributed to providing jobs and promoting peace in the Bangsamoro region.

  4. Video

    Former combatants partner for safe water, peace in Mindanao

    17 May 2022

    Former combatants trained as construction workers built a level II water system with 22 tap stands under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro region. More than a thousand households and a nearby school with hundred of children gain access to safe and clean water.

  5. Our impact, their voices

    Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace

    17 May 2022

    Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.

  6. Press release

    ILO, DOLE ink agreement to help workers return to work safely and digitally

    17 May 2022

    A new deal with the ILO and DOLE aims to boost over 30,000 workers’ productivity in COVID-19 and typhoon-hit areas with the support of the Government of Japan.

  7. 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    Far-reaching action needed to end child labour

    16 May 2022

    Delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour unite in calling for more to be done to end child labour

  8. News

    The 2nd Employment Working Group G20 Meeting: “Improving the Employment Condition to Recover Together”

    16 May 2022

    The ILO supports the G20 Presidency of Indonesia which is committed to advocate collective action on three main pillars on global health architecture, sustainable energy transition and digital transformation.

  9. Press release

    New ILO report finds African workplaces have been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

  10. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Recognized, Indonesia’s collaborative efforts to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

    The ILO global report on occupational safety and health (OSH), issued as part of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Workplace highlights efforts taken by Indonesia to build a partnership with relevant actors in implementing the COVID-19 risk assessment service at workplace.

  11. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    The ILO launches OSH learning programme and educational game

    09 May 2022

    To strengthen the creation of a strong, resilience of occupational safety and health (OSH) prevention culture in Indonesia, the ILO and its partners develop an innovative way to raise the OSH awareness for youth through e-learning programme and educational game.

  12. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Employment and labour market policies: Can they profit from new technologies?

    09 May 2022

    Accelerating digitalization and technological change are having a big impact on informal employment and public and private employment services. In this podcast, ILO Employment Policy Department experts Vicky Leung, Technical and Programme Officer in the Transition to Formality Unit and, Michael Mwasikakata, Head of the Labour Market Services for Transitions Unit explain how.

  13. Media advisory

    ILO to release assessment of the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on the world of work

    06 May 2022

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    Tourism sector

    Tourism has potential to play a major role in global pandemic recovery

    06 May 2022

    With the right policies the tourism sector can play a major role in the global COVID-19 recovery, provided that an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises is established and the jobs created are decent and support social and economic progress.

  15. © Clarence Elie-Rivera/DC37 2022

    Social Dialogue

    Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.