News, articles and statements

September 2020

  1. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  2. Equal pay

    Prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition says governments need to take action to close the pay gap between women and men.

  3. Gender equality and COVID-19

    Gender diversity is good for business says new ILO survey in the Philippines

    18 September 2020

    A country survey jointly conducted in the Philippines by the ILO and Australian initiative “Investing in Women” recognizes the benefits of gender diversity on business and provides recommendations to better integrate and leverage the female talent pipeline.

  4. © Asian Development Bank 2020

    Social protection

    ILO: Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection

    17 September 2020

    Closing the coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing says a new ILO study.

  5. Media advisory

    ILO to release new analysis of effects of COVID-19 on labour income and markets

    16 September 2020

  6. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis”

    15 September 2020

    ILO and other UN bodies want member States to take urgent action to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by COVID-19 restrictions.

  7. © G20 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusive, employment-focused recovery from COVID-19 crisis

    10 September 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting Declaration puts the focus on decent work, women and youth.

  8. G20 Saudi Arabia 2020

    ILO Director-General’s remarks at G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (LEMM): Update on Global Labour Markets

    10 September 2020

  9. © dpu-ucl 2020

    Climate Action for Jobs Initiative

    New Climate Action for Jobs Board calls for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    09 September 2020

    Labour and environment ministers, employers’ and workers’ leaders, and UN and development bank representatives have set in motion an “Alliance for a decade of action” on climate change, decent jobs and social justice.

  10. © Shayan Ali Khan 2020

    Our impact, their voices

    Community changemakers help Pakistan’s migrant workers avoid exploitation

    09 September 2020

    An ILO project in Pakistan is raising awareness among prospective migrant workers about safe labour migration.

  11. G20 Saudi Arabia 2020

    Time to talk about building back a better world of work, Director-General tells L20 trade union leaders

    08 September 2020

    The ILO’s Director-General has told L20 trade union leaders that international solidarity and common purpose are essential to building back better from the COVID-19 crisis.

  12. 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.

  13. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Indonesia moves towards online training deliveries in Indonesia

    07 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, including in Indonesia, threatening the continuity of skills development.

  14. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    International Media Festival for Prevention Toronto 2021 shortlist announcement

    04 September 2020

    As an essential part of the World Congress, the International Media Festival for Prevention will announce its shortlist at the Digital Meeting on COVID-19 and OSH on 6 October 2020.

  15. © ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO welcomes Singapore port’s new measures to help seafarers and ease crew rotations

    01 September 2020

    Singapore has brought in new measures to facilitate the safe rotation of crews at its port, while protecting ships and the local community.

  16. 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 stories

    First person: COVID-19 stories from the world of work

    30 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we could hardly have imagined. Everyone has been affected and everyone has a story to share. See some of their stories here.

  2. © World Bank 2020

    Blog

    Looking back to look forward: What does the next normal look like?

    27 August 2020

    Crises, such as that caused by COVID-19, bring change. What can previous crises tell us about how those changes are likely to manifest themselves?

  3. 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.

  4. © Michael Coghlan 2020

    Public employment services

    Digital channels improve access to employment support

    26 August 2020

    A new ILO policy brief shows how public employment services are using technology to increase the help available to people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.