News, articles and statements

June 2020

  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. © I. Bonham / ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Livelihoods of more than 55 million domestic workers at risk due to COVID-19

    16 June 2020

    On the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, new ILO estimates reveal the risks facing domestic workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. COVID-19 and child labour

    Indonesia strengthen its efforts to combat child labour as an impact of the pandemic

    16 June 2020

    To commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), relevant national stakeholders examined ways to tackle the threat of COVID-19 to the increased child labour.

  4. COVID-19 and child labour

    The fight of child labour in Timor-Leste starts from the families

    15 June 2020

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), the government of Timor-Leste called for the important role of the families in combating child labour, particularly during the pandemic.

  5. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2020

    COVID-19 and child labour

    COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    12 June 2020

    Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat.

  6. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO team up with trade unions to protect fishers from COVID-19 pandemic and human trafficking

    12 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of fishers and make them at higher risks of being trapped in human trafficking. The ILO team up with trade unions in fishing sector to raise their awareness about the pandemic and the danger of trafficking.

  7. LABADMIN/OSH Branch Global Webinars

    Global overview of the COVID-19 and the role of labour inspectorates according to ILO standards

    12 June 2020

    The events will gather regional and national institutions to exchange on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour inspectorates and how are these shifting priorities and adapting operations to respond to the new needs of the labour market.

  8. © Arlington County 2020

    Blog

    Hand washing at work - The key to staying safe

    11 June 2020

    ILO international labour standards provide a vital guide to staying safe as people begin returning to their workplaces in some parts of the world.

  9. Media advisory

    ILO and UNICEF assess impact of COVID-19 crisis on child labour

    10 June 2020

  10. © Italian government 2020

    World Oceans Day

    ILO: Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19

    08 June 2020

    Seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’ so they can safely return home, says the International Labour Organization.

  11. Virtual Oceans Dialogue of the World Economic Forum

    Include the ocean economy in the response to COVID-19

    08 June 2020

    More international cooperation is needed to help the seafaring sector, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the Virtual Oceans Dialogue of the World Economic Forum.

  12. © Gabriel Kamener, Sown Together 2020

    World Environment Day

    Grasp the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic

    05 June 2020

    As countries begin easing lockdown restrictions, now is the time to build on the positive gains for the environment that have occurred during the pandemic.

  13. © N. Wicheanbut/Bangkok Post/AFP 2020

    Blog

    If a ’new normal’ is to be a better normal it must include persons with disabilities

    04 June 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has posed special challenges for persons with disabilities, but post-pandemic reforms to social and economic systems offer the chance to build a better normal and a more inclusive future.

  14. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Southeast Asian Forum for Fishers strengthen efforts to better protect migrant fishers

    03 June 2020

    To strengthen the protection of migrant fishers in the Southeast Asia, SEA Forum for Fishers emphasized the need for streamlined coordination at both national and regional levels during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 2020

  1. Trade Union Movement

    Recovering from the COVID-19 crisis: What policies are needed?

    29 May 2020

    For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.

  2. © Wayne Grazio 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO: More than one in six young people out of work due to COVID-19

    27 May 2020

    The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment.

  3. Blog

    Spanish Flu and COVID-19 – are there lessons for the world of work?

    27 May 2020

    The outbreak of Spanish Flu in 1918 decimated populations around the world and, like the COVID-19 pandemic, had a major impact on jobs, particularly in the poorest, most vulnerable communities.

  4. © Scott Lewis 2020

    Blog

    How to ensure older workers fully participate in the recovery after the pandemic

    25 May 2020

    Older workers are a valuable resource for enterprises yet recent history has shown that many are at risk of losing their jobs following crisis and recession.

  5. Media advisory

    ILO to release data on devastating impact of COVID-19 on youth

    25 May 2020

  6. © A. Lallican H. Lucas/AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    ILO issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

    22 May 2020

    Return to work policies should be informed by a human-centred approach that puts rights and international labour standards at the heart of economic, social and environmental strategies and ensures that policy guidance is embedded in national occupational safety and health systems.