News, articles and statements

July 2020

  1. Virtual Global Summit

    Regional events pave the way for global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    03 July 2020

    Participants from five ILO regions discussed the challenges of recovery and building back better, and their conclusions will feed into discussions at a ILO virtual Global Summit.

  2. International Day of Cooperatives

    How cooperatives can help Brazil’s waste pickers build back from COVID-19

    03 July 2020

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives on 4 July will focus on climate action. Waste pickers’ cooperatives in Brazil are examples of how cooperatives can help combat climate change, while facing the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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    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. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Engaging industrial sectors to address skills mismatch and economic recovery

    30 June 2020

    Engagement of industries is the key for enhancing skills development. Indonesia, with support from the ILO, have promoted greater partnership with industrial sectors to address skills gap and mismatch as part of the economic recovery after the pandemic.

  4. © 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Global Deal Conference

    Social dialogue essential to any effective response to the pandemic says ILO Director-General

    26 June 2020

    Giving communities a greater voice in their own affairs enables compromises on difficult issues, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s at the Global Deal Conference on “Social Dialogue and the SDGs in the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

  9. Media advisory

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

    26 June 2020

  10. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Indonesian trade unions take an active role in skills and employment development

    25 June 2020

    Trade unions have an important, strategic role in contributing to skills development programme and in addressing youth unemployment. Six trade unions confederations, with support from the ILO, have developed their position paper to be part of the regulation formulation on skills development.

  11. Media advisory

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

    25 June 2020

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    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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    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.

  14. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Towards skillful generation of Indonesia through enhanced online vocational learning

    22 June 2020

    Responding to the growing importance of digital distance vocational learning in Indonesia as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO in collaboration with the Australian Embassy in Indonesia are organizing a series of weekly webinar on this issue from June to August. These series of webinars aim to strengthen Indonesia’s skills development programme and to build competent, ready-to-work generation.

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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?

  16. 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.

  17. Media advisory

    ILO assesses impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers

    22 June 2020