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

March 2022

  1. Press release

    ILO and the Ministry of Manpower celebrate the 2022 World Day for Safety and Health at Work by encouraging multi-stakeholder collaboration

    28 March 2022

    Mark every year on 28 April, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Indonesia emphasized the need for collaboration of all parties.

  2. Asia-Pacific labour market insights

    E-formalization: A Korean success story

    25 March 2022

    An ILO report Digital solutions and formalization: E-formalization case study on the Republic of Korea highlights the role digitalization has played in Korea’s formalization success story and provides a series of valuable experiences for other countries in the region.

  3. Trade Union Movement

    How can the ILO contribute towards trade union revitalization?

    24 March 2022

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has opened new opportunities for trade union revitalization. Discover how can the ILO contribute towards the strengthening of trade union movement around the world.

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    ILOSTAT blog

    COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals: Reversing progress towards decent work for all

    21 March 2022

    The pandemic wreaked havoc on people’s lives and societies, but how far did it set the global community back in reaching the SDG targets related to decent work and economic growth?

  5. News

    ILO and Japan launch five new water systems in Mindanao

    17 March 2022

    Over 3,000 households have gained access to safe and clean water as the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project launches five new water systems built by community members, indigenous peoples and former combatants in the Bangsamoro region.

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    Aviation sector

    New agreement strengthens decent work in the aviation industry

    15 March 2022

    The renewed collaboration between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aims to ensure a safe, strong, inclusive and sustainable COVID-19 recovery in the aviation industry.

  7. News

    Time for OSH culture to be part in the Indonesian business world

    15 March 2022

    Business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic require new habits, especially in the application of occupational safety and health (OSH) principles in the workplace.

  8. International Women's Day 2022

    Princess Sarah Culberson: Invest in the care economy for a better gender equal world

    11 March 2022

    In celebrating International Women's Week, author, humanitarian and global public speaker, Princess Sarah Culberson of Sierra Leone, joins the ILO to call on countries to invest in the care economy and transformative policies to shape a better future and achieve the SDGs in 2030.

  9. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Are we doing all we can to address ageing in the world of work?

    11 March 2022

    People are living longer than ever before in both developed and developing countries. And in both cases, older people either want to, or have to, keep working, often out of the realistic fear of falling into poverty. In this podcast Dorothea Schmidt-Klau, Senior Economist at the ILO’s Employment Policy Department, unpacks these trends in ageing in the world of work and how to address them.

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    International Women's Day

    ILO urges the government to heed the rights of female workers in oil palm plantations and fisheries

    10 March 2022

    The ILO Worker’s Rights in Rural Sector with Focus on Women Project and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta held a media webinar regarding women workers in rural areas, in conjunction with the International Women's Day.

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    Press release

    Migrant worker accommodation standards in ASEAN need further improvement

    10 March 2022

    A new report by the ILO highlights migrant worker living standards in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia and the steps needed to ensure decent and adequate accommodation.

  12. Press release

    ILO-KADIN forge a partnership to improve OSH and COVID-19 prevention at workplace

    09 March 2022

    The ILO and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) have joined forces to strengthen the protection of workers as well as business continuity by improving occupational safety and health (OSH) management and COVID-19 prevention measures in the workplace.

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    ILOSTAT blog

    Over 2 million moms left the labour force in 2020 according to new global estimates

    08 March 2022

    New global data covering 189 countries and territories expose the motherhood penalty faced by millions of women around the world in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  14. International Women's Day

    Indonesia’s garment industry to combat gender inequality and empower women workers

    08 March 2022

    Better Work Indonesia (BWI), a partnership of the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), promotes gender equality through a series of training programmes providing a greater chance for women workers to grow and develop.

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    International Women's Day

    More than 4 million women have not been able to return to work in Latin America and the Caribbean

    03 March 2022

    A high unemployment rate of 16.4 per cent, high informality, overload due to care tasks, are factors that contribute to increasing gender gaps in the labour market. A new ILO Technical Note looks at policies that can be applied to make up lost ground.