News, articles and statements

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. COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    Indonesian enterprises barely survive, jobs at risk

    18 May 2020

    Indonesian enterprises and jobs are impacted severely by the COVID-19 outbreak, a recent ILO enterprise survey reveals. Survival of enterprises and saving jobs are a race against time, calling for urgent actions by the government and social partners.

  3. News

    Cooperatives in Post-Covid-19 Development: Challenges, Opportunities and Partnerships

    18 May 2020

  4. Article

    ILO COOP COVID-19 Message to Brazil Cooperatives and Social and solidarity organizations

    18 May 2020

  5. Article

    ILO COOP COVID-19 Solidarity Message

    18 May 2020

  6. XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    The XXII World Congress has been postponed

    15 May 2020

    In light of public health guidance regarding COVID-19, the International Organizing Committee (IOC) has taken the difficult decision to postpone the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work to September 19 – 22, 2021.

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    COVID-19 and gender equality

    COVID-19: G7 nations need to get gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    14 May 2020

    Fighting deep-rooted gender inequality must be part of countries’ responses to the crisis, says high-level meeting on the role of women in the post-COVID future.

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    COVID-19: Social protection coverage

    Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says

    14 May 2020

    Strengthened and comprehensive social protection systems will lessen the impact of crises such as COVID-19.

  9. Press coverage

    Worldwide events to promote the world day campaign 2020

    13 May 2020

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected nearly all areas of life for billions of people around the globe, including profound, unprecedented impacts on the world of work. The World Day received global press and social media coverage from around the world. Furthermore, ILO constituents around the world organized regional and national social media campaigns, lectures, webinars, virtual dialogues and other various themed events.

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    Blog

    How to finance social protection in developing countries in the age of COVID-19

    13 May 2020

    It’s possible for developing countries to finance social protection for all their citizens, both in times of crisis and beyond, says development economist Jayati Ghosh.

  11. Media advisory

    ILO examines how lack of social protection threatens COVID-19 recovery in developing countries

    13 May 2020

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    Blog

    The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs

    12 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an explosion of online learning and training, as millions of people are forced to stay at home. It’s proved to be both an opportunity and a challenge.

  13. COVID-19

    Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response

    11 May 2020

    ECOSOC Informal Briefing

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    Blog

    The construction sector can help lead the economic recovery – Here’s how

    11 May 2020

    The construction sector may hold the key to kick-starting economies ravaged by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  15. News

    ILO presents its responses to COVID-19 at Geneva Environment Dialogues

    08 May 2020

    The ILO participated in the Geneva Environment Dialogues, organized by Geneva Environment Network, to present ILO's research results on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work, as well as its guiding framework to respond to the crisis.

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    Blog

    COVID-19 shows why we need multilateralism more than ever

    08 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has re-emphasized the importance of a multilateral approach to sustainable development and has confirmed the reality of the interconnectedness of different national economies.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Contagion or starvation, the dilemma facing informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    07 May 2020

    Lockdown measures will worsen poverty and vulnerabilities among the world’s two billion informal economy workers, says the International Labour Organization.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Contagion or starvation, the dilemma facing informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    07 May 2020

    Lockdown measures will worsen poverty and vulnerabilities among the world’s two billion informal economy workers, says the International Labour Organization.

  19. Media advisory

    ILO evaluates impact of COVID-19 crisis on informal economy workers

    06 May 2020

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    COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    Helping the “double casualties” of COVID-19

    04 May 2020

    The spread of COVID-19 in fragile states riven by conflict and political insecurity, is turning millions of vulnerable people into double casualties of the pandemic.