News, articles and statements

October 2020

  1. News

    A time for collaboration and partnerships for building more inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies amid the COVID-19 crisis

    02 October 2020

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    Labour Overview in Latin America and the Caribbean

    ILO: 34 million jobs lost by the COVID-19 crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

    01 October 2020

    The pandemic has led to a drastic contraction in employment and income in the region, but signs of an early recovery suggest the situation could begin to improve in the coming weeks.

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Online shops help entrepreneurs with disabilities meet COVID challenges

    01 October 2020

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

September 2020

  1. Blog

    Latin America and Caribbean show way to green COVID-19 recovery

    29 September 2020

    Greening the world of work post-COVID-19 could create millions of jobs in the most bio-diverse region on the planet. However, the right policies need to be put in place to ensure they are decent jobs.

  2. Prevention of Industrial Accidents

    ILO hosts 2020 Edition of the Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting on Major Industrial Accidents

    24 September 2020

    On September 22nd, the ILO hosted the annual Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting on Major Industrial Accidents.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  4. © ILO 2021

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

  5. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Get noticed for employment: The importance of personal branding for job seekers

    22 September 2020

    As technology takes over the world, companies are turning to social media in hiring and recruiting their employees. Good personal branding, thus, can help youth to land their first employment or business opportunities.

  6. Equal pay

    Prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition says governments need to take action to close the pay gap between women and men.

  7. Gender equality and COVID-19

    Gender diversity is good for business says new ILO survey in the Philippines

    18 September 2020

    A country survey jointly conducted in the Philippines by the ILO and Australian initiative “Investing in Women” recognizes the benefits of gender diversity on business and provides recommendations to better integrate and leverage the female talent pipeline.

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    Social protection

    ILO: Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection

    17 September 2020

    Closing the coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing says a new ILO study.

  9. Statement

    UNDP-ILO Framework for Action

    16 September 2020

    The present Framework for Action between UNDP and ILO for 2020 and beyond builds on key areas of collaboration and seeks to add concrete value to both organizations’ strategic priorities in a reformed UN system and within the context of the 2030 Agenda and the UN System-wide Socio-Economic Response to the COVID crisis.

  10. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Preparing youth with skills for employment and entrepreneurship

    16 September 2020

    Youth unemployment remains a longstanding concern in Indonesia. A recent ‘Youth Talk’ supported by ILO helped empower young Indonesians with new, inspiring insights about youth employability and entrepreneurship.

  11. Media advisory

    ILO to release new analysis of effects of COVID-19 on labour income and markets

    16 September 2020

  12. News

    Grant Support from ILO to Entrepreneurs in Mersin

    15 September 2020

    Mersin was included among the provinces receiving entrepreneurship support under the "Opportunities for Lives Project" implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Directorate-General for International Labour Force (DG-ILF) of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services. - Project Coordinator Ms. Gelir: “We are also happy that we can give income and job creation support to individuals and their community in an environment of economic recession and uncertainty caused by the pandemic.”

  13. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis”

    15 September 2020

    ILO and other UN bodies want member States to take urgent action to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by COVID-19 restrictions.

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    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusive, employment-focused recovery from COVID-19 crisis

    10 September 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting Declaration puts the focus on decent work, women and youth.

  15. G20 Saudi Arabia 2020

    ILO Director-General’s remarks at G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (LEMM): Update on Global Labour Markets

    10 September 2020

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    Climate Action for Jobs Initiative

    New Climate Action for Jobs Board calls for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    09 September 2020

    Labour and environment ministers, employers’ and workers’ leaders, and UN and development bank representatives have set in motion an “Alliance for a decade of action” on climate change, decent jobs and social justice.

  17. © Shayan Ali Khan 2021

    Our impact, their voices

    Community changemakers help Pakistan’s migrant workers avoid exploitation

    09 September 2020

    An ILO project in Pakistan is raising awareness among prospective migrant workers about safe labour migration.