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.

October 2020

  1. 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.”

  2. Multi-donor programme

    ILO/Germany programme to protect garment workers affected by COVID-19

    08 September 2020

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is giving €14.5 million to an International Labour Organization (ILO) multi-donor programme to help garment sector workers in seven countries who have been affected by COVID-19.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Clean water for life and livelihoods amid pandemic

    01 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for clean water to prevent infection, while making it more difficult for some remote and vulnerable communities to access supplies. In the Philippines, an ILO-Japan project is developing better water supply systems, providing local jobs and promoting safe and healthy working conditions.

August 2020

  1. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Instructors of Indonesian TVETs to shift from offline to online courses

    26 August 2020

    The digital transformation of technical and vocational education training (TVET) centres in Indonesia is unavoidable. The ILO and the Ministry of Manpower team up to build the digital skills of the TVETs’ instructors on the creation and delivery of online trainings.

July 2020

  1. COVID-19: Stimulating employment and incomes

    Mauritania tailors sew to save jobs and fight COVID-19

    28 July 2020

    With the support of the ILO, tailors in the Mauritanian town of Bassikounou are staying in business by creating products to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading.

  2. News

    ILO and UNAIDS provide PPE and welfare items to PLW HIVAIDS to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19

    21 July 2020

    In response to the call by the UNAIDS Executive Director, to reprogramme up to fifty percent (50%) of the 2020 UNAIDS country envelope funds for COVID-19 related activities, the ILO along with it partners donated assorted COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment and Rice to Four Networks of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Monrovia, on July 15, 2020.

  3. Article

    ILO trains Ghanaian businesses on business digitization and e-commerce

    20 July 2020

    In an attempt to circumvent the odds of COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Ghana Project educates SMEs on business digitalization and e-commerce. This initiative is aimed at equipping SMEs with the knowledge and the drive to design and promote their businesses in the digital space.

  4. UN initiatives

    ILO and the United Nations COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

    08 July 2020

    Working with the UN to find joint solutions to the COVID-19 crisis.

  5. Press release

    ILO partners with BGMEA and BKMEA to launch COVID-19 safety ‘Learning Hub’ for RMG workers

    02 July 2020

    Comprehensive ‘virtual’ safety and training packages targeted at preparing and maintaining safer workforces and workplaces during and post-pandemic

June 2020

  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO supports Jordan’s agricultural sector during COVID-19 pandemic

    15 June 2020

    As part of its COVID-19 response in Jordan, the ILO is working with labour committees and farm owners to raise awareness and protect agricultural workers.

  2. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    Shifting production to fight COVID-19 in Moldova

    15 June 2020

    Mihai Balan's small business in southern Moldova usually makes decorative souvenirs, but with the COVID-19 pandemic he shifted production to make visors for frontline health workers. Mihai Balan is a beneficiary of the ILO project "Promotion of Youth Employment", which is financed through the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account​.

  3. Press release

    Cambodia and UN step up efforts to promote Decent Employment for Youth

    01 June 2020

    A joint programme will help school-to-work transition of young women and men in Cambodia.

May 2020

  1. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Staying competitive during COVID-19 with digital skills

    19 May 2020

    Responding to the growing need for ICT skills caused by COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO team up with the Indonesian Retail Association (APRINDO) to provide an opportunity for business owners and laid-off workers to be more competitive with improved digital skills.

  2. Press release

    ILO and Fafo launch rapid impact assessment of COVID-19 on workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    The assessment highlights the vulnerabilities of informally employed workers, including Syrian refugees, during lockdown.

May 2019

  1. Project

    Leaving No One Behind in Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response: Technical and Financial Support for the Implementation of the Cash Transfer Scheme for Low-Income Households

    15 May 2019

    Funded by UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Funds, the project aims to provide technical and financial support for the implementation of cash transfer scheme in Timor-Leste. UN agencies in Timor-Leste lead by the ILO and UN Women will provide technical support to the Government in designing the most effective, efficient and safe implementation plan for the scheme.