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July 2020

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    Let’s talk openly about mental health in the workplace

    03 July 2020

    With so many workers suffering the psychological consequences of the pandemic, mental health cannot remain a taboo.

June 2020

  1. Syria: IV Brussels Conference

    Statement by the ILO Director-General to the Brussels IV Conference supporting Syria and the region

    30 June 2020

    “Let us focus on building back better with a human-centred approach with and for refugees and their host communities,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has said to the Brussels IV Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, convened by the EU.

  2. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

  3. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

  4. COVID- 19

    COVID-19 forces the pace of change in employers’ and business membership organizations, says the ILO and IOE

    29 June 2020

    A new report demonstrates that representative business organizations are affected by the crisis but are nevertheless reacting, adapting and innovating quickly in order to continue to reinforce their role as advocates for a private sector led recovery.

  5. Workers protection at COVID-19 Crisis

    COVID-19 Crisis; The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces

    29 June 2020

    On June 24, 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) hosted the “COVID-19 Crisis; The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces” webinar as part of the Webinar Series 2.0 for Arab Trade Unions.

  6. Mental health and crises

    Harnessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Resilience in the Context of Crises and Vulnerability

    29 June 2020

    On June 25, 2020, the ILO participated in the “Harnessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Resilience in the Context of Crises and Vulnerability” webinar as part of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (ICESCO) “Societies We Want” initiative.

  7. Media advisory

    ILO to hold virtual, Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    26 June 2020

  8. Media advisory

    ILO to release updated analysis of effects of COVID-19 on labour markets

    25 June 2020

  9. © S. Hadkar/Times of India/AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

    24 June 2020

    Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization.

  10. © S. Hadkar/Times of India/AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

    24 June 2020

    Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization.

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    ‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 brought forward the future of work

    22 June 2020

    Millions of people around the world have been working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Could this ‘business as unusual’ be the future of work?

  12. LABADMIN/OSH Branch Global Webinars

    Series of Webinars on the role and action of labour inspection systems in face of the COVID-19 pandemic

    22 June 2020

    In the week of 15 to 19 June, LABADMIN/OSH, jointly with the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI), has organized a series of three webinars on the role and action of the labour inspection systems in face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  13. Media advisory

    ILO assesses impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers

    22 June 2020

  14. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  15. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  16. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

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    UN Policy Brief: The World of Work and COVID-19

    18 June 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures.

  17. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Social media campaign to promote social dialogue and OSH in the garment industry during the COVID-19 pandemic

    17 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the garment industry and its supply chains. The ILO/IFC’s Better Work Indonesia (BWI) programme has conducted an advocacy and awareness raising campaign to promote win-win solutions for both management and workers on issues related with wages, benefits and occupational safety and health (OSH).

  18. Our impact, their voices

    Knowledge helps Indonesian fishers survive the pandemic and prevent human trafficking

    17 June 2020

    Fishing is one of the sectors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fishers do not only lose their livelihoods but also face a greater risk of human trafficking. The ILO and its partners raise their awareness for better protection and prevention.

  19. © A. Mirza / ILO 2020

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    COVID-19 shows why domestic workers need same rights and protection as others

    16 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of domestic workers.