News, articles and statements

November 2020

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Building hopes and making dreams come true in the midst of pandemic

    19 November 2020

    As COVID-19 reshapes the world of work, ILO is helping vulnerable people in Indonesia to stay competitive and improve their livelihoods.

  2. GB roundup

    A look back at the 340th session of the ILO Governing Body

    17 November 2020

    The November 2020 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 14 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  3. 2020 Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights – High-level Virtual Plenary

    Remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder

    16 November 2020

  4. Radiation safety

    International Conference on Radiation Safety: Improving Radiation Protection in Practice

    11 November 2020

    The International Conference on Radiation Safety: Improving Radiation Protection in Practice is being convened virtually from 9 to 20 November 2020.

  5. ILO/ECLAC joint report

    Slow COVID-19 labour market recovery expected in Latin America and the Caribbean

    10 November 2020

    The pandemic has led to the biggest contraction in the region in the last 100 years, with 47 million jobs lost across the region in the second quarter of 2020.

  6. Press release

    Safe water, decent work in BARMM amid COVID-19

    09 November 2020

    Households and schoolchildren now have better access to safe water in Maguindanao through a water system built by community members and indigenous peoples under an ILO and the Government of Japan partnership.

  7. Our impact

    The road to employment and livelihoods in Timor-Leste

    02 November 2020

    Lack of access to schools, marketplaces and hospitals is a challenge for communities in Timor-Leste, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. An ILO initiative to rehabilitate rural roads is helping break their isolation, provide jobs and improve livelihoods.

October 2020

  1. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2021

    Rights at work

    Fundamental rights at work can help build back better from COVID-19

    28 October 2020

    Core work-related rights and principles can play a vital role in recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and help build back a better, more equitable, world of work, according to a new ILO paper.

  2. Joint Op-Ed

    Universal social protection floors are a joint responsibility

    26 October 2020

    Building back better from the pandemic so that we have greater resilience against future crises’ requires international solidarity and better social protection for all, that covers the poorest and most marginalized as well as those who currently have resources to pay.

  3. Agreement ILO/IOM

    ILO and IOM sign agreement to strengthen collaboration on migration governance

    23 October 2020

    To strengthen their work on migration and enable them to provide more policy and practical support to their members, the ILO and the IOM have signed an agreement on migration governance.

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    COVID-19 and the World of work

    Health and safety at work in the COVID-19 pandemic: A key to reviving the labour market and the economy

    22 October 2020

    The ILO has been supporting its constituents in the region since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure health and safety at the workplace. Without the protection of workers, the recovery of the economy cannot be possible.

  5. News

    Call to Action Progresses at the National Level (October 2020)

    21 October 2020

  6. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Indonesia to tackle skills mismatch through sector skills bodies

    21 October 2020

    The ILO continue to support efforts taken by Indonesia to tackle skills mismatch and to promote greater involvement of industries in skills development. The pilot programmes will be targeted tourism and ICT sectors.

  7. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    Garment sector in Asia and the Pacific

    Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impact ripples through supply chain

    21 October 2020

    Collapsing consumer demand, government lockdown measures and disruptions to raw material imports have taken their toll on the Asia Pacific garment industry, says a new ILO report.

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    Social dialogue

    Social dialogue crucial to tackling impact of COVID-19

    20 October 2020

    Agreements between governments, employers and workers help protect workers, businesses and economies during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report says.

  9. Virtual Launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report

    Social dialogue can help create effective skills development and lifelong learning policies

    20 October 2020

    Through social dialogue, the actors in the labour market – employers, workers, and governments – can play an essential role in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on education and training, says the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the Virtual Launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report ‘Social Dialogue, Skills, and COVID-19'.

  10. World Statistics Day

    Building better gender data for the future

    20 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare not only inequalities in the world of work, including between women and men, but it has also further emphasised the gender data gaps that hamper our understanding of the depth, nature and evolution of those inequalities.

  11. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Instructors of Indonesian TVETs get ready to shift to online training

    19 October 2020

    Following the successful training of the first batch, the ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower has continued the online learning programme for instructors of the technical and vocational education and training (TVETs) centers with increased number of participants and enhanced training materials.

  12. Media advisory

    ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on Asia-Pacific garment supply chains

    19 October 2020

  13. Article

    ILO Promotes COVID-19 Free Working Environment

    16 October 2020

    Advancing Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization Programme Provided Disinfection Service & Capacity Building Training for 14 Factories in Industrial Parks in Ethiopia