News and articles

  1. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2020

    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.

  2. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  3. Call for expression of interest: Consultancy to review Government of Nepal’s plans and programmes on employment creation for fiscal year 2020/21

    26 June 2020

    The ILO invites expression of interest from qualified consultant to review Government of Nepal’s plans and programmes on employment creation for fiscal year 2020/21.

  4. © S. Hadkar/Times of India/AFP 2020

    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.

  5. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  6. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2020

    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.

  7. Call for Expression of Interest - Consultancy Services for Immediate UN Response for coherent safeguarding the livelihoods of people made most vulnerable by COVID-19 in Nepal

    02 June 2020

    The ILO invites call for proposal from qualified service providers to provide Consultancy Services for Immediate UN Response for coherent safeguarding the livelihoods of people made most vulnerable by COVID-19 in Nepal.

  8. Call for Expression of Interest: Consultancy to Conduct Rapid Assessment on the Impact of COVID-19 on Private Recruitment Agencies in Nepal

    27 May 2020

    The ILO invites expression of interested from qualified consultant (individual or a team of consultants) to Conduct a Rapid Assessment on the Impact of COVID-19 on Private Recruitment Agencies in Nepal.

  9. © ILO 2020

    Contagion or starvation, the dilemma facing informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    07 May 2020

    Lockdown measures will worsen poverty and vulnerabilities among the world’s two billion informal economy workers, says the International Labour Organization.

  10. © Ploy Phutpheng / UN Women 2020

    Which policies can help small businesses withstand COVID-19?

    16 April 2020

    The survival of many small and medium enterprises hangs in the balance as the devastating economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to spread. What kind of policies are needed to prevent these businesses from collapsing, and along with them millions of jobs?