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07 April 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.
30 March 2020
New guidelines issued by ILO and UNICEF call on enterprises to do more to support working families during the pandemic.
26 March 2020
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, calls on G20 countries to work together to protect people, jobs, incomes and enterprises from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 March 2020
An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, co-ordinated and immediate response.
21 May 2018
Following Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) many workers were pushed to the informal economy where they face hazards at work due to lack of occupational safety and health. The ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project helps them design and implement training programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH).
14 May 2018
Construction attracts more young workers but it has one of the highest rates of occupational injury and illness. Santi knows that workers in the construction industry face day to day occupational hazards.
07 May 2018
Safety and health at work is important for government officials and workers in the public sector. Al, a young public sector official and union member shares that the local government is also performing its duty to protect its people by ensuring occupational safety and health.
30 April 2018
Risky behaviours are most common among young workers. Zai, a female welder shares that women can do what men can. Welders like her, however, should not take dangerous shortcuts to make easy money, because what is important is making it home safe for your family.
Message at the Trade Unions and Sustainable Development Goals: A South-South Learning Exchange and Training Workshop
02 December 2019
Delivered on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Philippines by Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines, 2 December 2019, Makati City, Philippines
08 October 2019
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered by Mr Fredy Guayacan, Programme Manager at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Training for Industry Associations, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 8 October 2019
26 September 2019
By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Qatar Visa Center Roundtable Discussion, 26 September 2019, Manila, Philippines
Message at the Stakeholders Forum on Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies
18 September 2019
By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at Stakeholders Forum on Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies, 18 September 2019, Manila, Philippines