News, articles and statements

March 2021

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Digital transformation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Center instructors

    08 March 2021

    Two female instructors at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers in Central Java and South Kalimantan are pioneering the transformation of digital training in their regions. They are two participants in the ILO training programme with the Ministry of Manpower.

February 2021

  1. Vision Zero Fund High–Level Forum

    Improving safety and health in global supply chains vital for development

    23 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown what happens when occupational safety and health systems are under-resourced and unprepared. Improving the protection of working people, particularly in global supply chains, is vital for social and economic development, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told a meeting of the Vision Zero Fund.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Additional incomes help rural communities of Timor-Leste during the pandemic

    22 February 2021

    To assist the economic recovery, the ILO with support from its social partners in Timor-Leste support rural communities to survive the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct employment opportunities.

  3. Community Emergency Employment Programme

    A fight for survival amid the pandemic

    19 February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected workers in the informal economy like Mohalidin. A father of 15 children, he shares his experience and life changing impact basic income and social protection can have for families struggling to survive.

  4. Action in the Global Garment Industry

    COVID 19: Action in the Global Garment Industry 2021 Outlook

    12 February 2021

  5. © Pathumporn Thongking/UN Women 2021

    Health at work

    ILO joins partnership to promote global health

    09 February 2021

    The ILO has joined 12 other multilateral organizations in a partnership to promote health at work and elsewhere, and help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

  6. News

    EU and ILO reinforce cooperation for just recovery from crisis and promote decent work

    04 February 2021

    The International Labour Organization and the European Union have reinforced their cooperation to shape the future of work and promote decent work. This will help the EU and the ILO in their responses to the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on the world of work.

  7. NEDLAC Labour School 2021

    This global crisis must have a global, united, response

    01 February 2021

    Greater international solidarity and common purpose are needed to build economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said in an address to South Africa’s NEDLAC Labour School.

January 2021

  1. Statement

    Statement by the Secretary-General of IMO and the Director-General of ILO’s calling for attention to the matter of ʺno crew changeʺ clauses in charterparties

    15 January 2021

December 2020

  1. ILO e-LabadminOSH 2020

    ILO electronic library on labour administration and inspection and occupational safety and health

    20 December 2020

  2. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2021

    Jobs for peace and resilience

    COVID-19 is a threat to peacebuilding in conflict-affected nations

    17 December 2020

    Humanitarian and development agencies should use COVID-19 crisis programmes to promote resilience and peace and help societies build back better.

  3. © Jérémy Stenuit 2021

    COVID-19 and price inflation

    COVID-19 drives up food prices worldwide

    10 December 2020

    COVID-19 restrictions have altered consumer spending patterns. In particular, lockdown measures have affected the supply of and demand for certain products and, hence, their prices.

  4. © Cai Yang / Xinhua via AFP 2021

    Maritime Labour Convention

    ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis

    08 December 2020

    Its resolution addresses the plight of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who have been trapped at sea for as many as 17 months or longer because of pandemic restrictions.

  5. News

    Saudi Arabia ratifies ILO conventions setting out safeguards with crucial importance for the response to COVID-19

    07 December 2020

    Saudi Arabia ratifies the Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 (No. 95) and the Hygiene (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1964 (No. 120).

  6. News

    What did ILO COOP do around the global COVID-19 pandemic?

    04 December 2020

  7. © ILO 2021

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Shine a purple spotlight on disability

    03 December 2020

    On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the ILO took part in a day-long series of online events across six continents that called for countries to make people with disabilities a priority in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Thinking Ahead on Society Change (TASC) Platform

    Stakeholders invited to debate Future of Work

    02 December 2020

    Collective thinking needed to tackle the challenges of the future of work says new International Geneva open forum platform.

  9. © ILO 2021

    Global Wage Report 2020-21

    COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds

    02 December 2020

    Even before the COVID pandemic hit, hundreds of millions of workers worldwide were being paid less than the minimum wage.

November 2020

  1. © ILO 2021

    International Day of Persons With Disabilities

    Make persons with disabilities a priority in the COVID-19 response

    30 November 2020

    Disability issues need to be included in pandemic recovery plans says the ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network.

  2. © Marcin Jozwiak 2021

    Work-life balance

    Working mothers squeezed out of labour force by COVID-19

    30 November 2020

    Families are making tough decisions about who keeps their paid job and who quits to provide the unpaid care needed at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Mainly it is women who are sacrificing their careers.