COVID-19 and ILO projects and programmes

  1. The ILO response to COVID-19

    Find out how ILO projects, programmes and their beneficiaries are responding and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the world of work.

January 2021

  1. Press release

    ILO and LinkedIn launch data insights partnership

    21 January 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and LinkedIn have launched a two-year partnership.

  2. Ship to Shore Rights

    Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  3. Press release

    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme provides humanitarian relief to migrant workers in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon

    04 January 2021

    ILO has approved a grant to support assistance for migrant workers affected by COVID-19 in Samut Sakhon, Thailand

December 2020

  1. News

    Cooperation initiative between Turkey and Colombia will foster capacities for access to decent work for all during and beyond COVID-19

    17 December 2020

    Decent work is the root of social cohesion and the catalyst for employment opportunities and social protection as well as an essential response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this in mind, the ILO facilitated two webinars on labour market governance, inclusive employment policies and access to social protection within the framework of the “South-south triangular cooperation (SSTC) initiative between Turkey and Colombia”.

  2. ILO Partnership

    ILO and the Government of Norway sign a new partnership agreement on skills development and lifelong learning for the Future of Work

    15 December 2020

  3. © Diomari Madulara 2021

    Our impact, Their voices

    Coconuts, commitment and changing circumstances

    07 December 2020

    Coco chips are widely used by farmers and gardeners. The ILO’s LEED+ project works with the private sector and local communities in Sri Lanka to develop coco chips as a mutually beneficial business.

November 2020

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Paving their ways to online business: Story of two entrepreneurs with disabilities

    26 November 2020

    Two entrepreneurs with disabilities participated in ILO online shopping business administration and training became more confident in transitioning to online business. These are their stories.

  2. News

    COVID-19: EU and ILO join forces to improve labour governance and working conditions in Iraq

    23 November 2020

    A new project will address a number of labour market challenges imposed by the pandemic, and meet some of the longer-term decent work priorities of Iraq.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Building hopes and making dreams come true in the midst of pandemic

    19 November 2020

    As COVID-19 reshapes the world of work, ILO is helping vulnerable people in Indonesia to stay competitive and improve their livelihoods.

  4. Our impact

    The road to employment and livelihoods in Timor-Leste

    02 November 2020

    Lack of access to schools, marketplaces and hospitals is a challenge for communities in Timor-Leste, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. An ILO initiative to rehabilitate rural roads is helping break their isolation, provide jobs and improve livelihoods.

October 2020

  1. Agreement ILO/IOM

    ILO and IOM sign agreement to strengthen collaboration on migration governance

    23 October 2020

    To strengthen their work on migration and enable them to provide more policy and practical support to their members, the ILO and the IOM have signed an agreement on migration governance.

  2. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Instructors of Indonesian TVETs get ready to shift to online training

    19 October 2020

    Following the successful training of the first batch, the ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower has continued the online learning programme for instructors of the technical and vocational education and training (TVETs) centers with increased number of participants and enhanced training materials.

  3. Article

    ILO Promotes COVID-19 Free Working Environment

    16 October 2020

    Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization Programme Provided Disinfection Service & Capacity Building Training for 14 Factories in Industrial Parks in Ethiopia

  4. ILO-EU Relations

    ILO and European Commission reaffirm mutual partnership at 15th High Level meeting

    13 October 2020

  5. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    The ILO encourages more women to start careers in ICT sector jobs

    13 October 2020

    Employment opportunities in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) continue to grow along with rapid development of technology. The ILO encourages more women to take part in this field.

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    Education and skills

    ILO and UNICEF MOU to strengthen skills and lifelong learning

    09 October 2020

    The collaboration between the two agencies aims to improve the employability of young people and help the transition from school to work.

  7. News

    Receiving Vocational Qualification Certificates Through Opportunities for Life Project

    08 October 2020

    Turkish and Syrian trainees received vocational qualification certificates upon successful completion of the vocational training courses organised under the “Opportunities for Lives Project” jointly implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Directorate-General for International Labour Force (DG-ILF) of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services.

  8. Press release

    New Zealand and ILO launch NZ$ 3 million project for remittance dependent communities in South-Eastern Myanmar to cope with COVID 19 impacts on livelihoods

    06 October 2020

    Responding to the unprecedented crisis and pressing needs created by COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar particularly in disaster and conflict-affected areas, the New Zealand Aid Programme and International Labour Organisation (ILO) technical team in Myanmar are launching a new project to provide livelihoods support to returned migrants and remittance dependent communities in South-Eastern Myanmar; one of the most vulnerable places along the border.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Online shops help entrepreneurs with disabilities meet COVID challenges

    01 October 2020

    As COVID-19 reshapes the world of work, ILO is helping vulnerable people in Indonesia to stay competitive and improve their livelihoods.

September 2020

  1. News

    Grant Support from ILO to Entrepreneurs in Mersin

    15 September 2020

    Mersin was included among the provinces receiving entrepreneurship support under the "Opportunities for Lives Project" implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Directorate-General for International Labour Force (DG-ILF) of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services. - Project Coordinator Ms. Gelir: “We are also happy that we can give income and job creation support to individuals and their community in an environment of economic recession and uncertainty caused by the pandemic.”