Publications on Equality and discrimination

August 2020

  1. Publication

    Japan - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration (2000-2019)

    05 August 2020

  2. Publication

    Bahrain - Country baselines under the ILO Declaration (2000-2019)

    05 August 2020

  3. Publication

    Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156) - General observation, publication 2020

    03 August 2020

    At its 2019 session (November–December), the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) adopted a general observation on the application of the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156). The text of this observation is reproduced in this brochure.

July 2020

  1. Publication

    China – Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on employment

    29 July 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on employment in China. From the onset of the crisis, the Government adopted a wide range of policies to support enterprises and protect workers. These policies have prioritized employment, though not all policies have been yet fully implemented. Stronger implementation and more integrated employment policies are needed, while continuing to adapt to the economic recovery in a more flexible and fragile labour market.

  2. Publication

    Gender equality in the world of work: Towards a transformative and measurable agenda for more equal societies

    27 July 2020

    This brochure provides an overview of the situation of women in the labour market and proposes a package of interventions that aim at promoting a transformative and measurable agenda for more equal societies. The brochure provides information on the ILO approach to gender equality in the world of work and its most recent work.

  3. ILO Policy brief

    A gender-responsive employment recovery: Building back fairer

    24 July 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the entrenched gender inequalities that plague labour markets. Building back fairer will only be possible by tackling these inequalities head on during the emergency and recovery phases.

  4. Results of a survey among National Business and Disability Networks and their members

    Disability inclusion in company responses to COVID-19

    09 July 2020

    In May 2020, the ILO Global Business and Disability Network conducted two surveys – one for National Business and Disability Networks (NBDN) and one for those networks’ company members – to identify good practices and gaps in responding to the COVID-19 crisis in a disability-inclusive way. In total, 159 companies from 22 countries (representing four regions) participated in the company survey, and 19 national networks participated in the NBDN survey.

  5. ILO infographic

    Disability inclusion in company responses to COVID-19: Results of a survey among National Business and Disability Networks and their members

    08 July 2020

    In May 2020, the ILO Global Business and Disability Network conducted two surveys – one for National Business and Disability Networks (NBDN) and one for those networks’ company members – to identify good practices and gaps in responding to the COVID-19 crisis in a disability-inclusive way. In total, 159 companies from 22 countries (representing four regions) participated in the company survey, and 19 national networks participated in the NBDN survey.

June 2020

  1. ILO/UN Women

    Protecting the rights of domestic workers in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

    16 June 2020

    This note explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic workers in Malaysia. It highlights the requirements of migrant domestic workers in light of the existing and emerging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and makes recommendations to protect the rights of domestic workers in Malaysia.

  2. Publication

    COVID-19 and the world of work: Ensuring no one is left behind in the response and recovery

    09 June 2020

    This brief is part of a series on leaving no one behind in the context of COVID-19 and the world of work. It provides an overview of specific groups that risk being left behind: people with disabilities, indigenous and tribal peoples, people living with HIV, and migrant workers.