News, articles and statements

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.

  7. Blog

    Small matters more now than ever before

    21 May 2020

    COVID-19 has ravaged countless small businesses across the world that are key providers of jobs and livelihoods. What needs to be done to ensure they survive?

  8. Q&A

    ILO support for employers during COVID-19 crisis

    20 May 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has put extraordinary pressure on employers and private sector businesses, to survive and continue to provide decent work. Deborah France Massin, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Employers’ Activities, explains how they have been helping with services and tools, and ensuring that the views of enterprise are represented to decision-makers.

  9. News

    Garment Industry Call to Action Identifies Priority Countries

    20 May 2020

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    Blog

    The fight against COVID-19 should not mean forgetting the 37 million people living with HIV

    19 May 2020

    As the world focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, we must not lose the gains made globally over the last thirty years in combating HIV and AIDS.

  11. © hans-johnson 2020

    Greening the transport sector

    Greening the transport sector in the post COVID-19 recovery could create up to 15 million jobs worldwide

    19 May 2020

    Investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, says report from the International Labour Organization and the UN Economic Commission for Europe.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. News

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

    18 May 2020

  15. Article

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

    18 May 2020

  16. Article

    ILO COOP COVID-19 Solidarity Message

    18 May 2020

  17. 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.

  19. © Ploy Phutpheng / UN Women 2020

    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.

  20. 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.