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2020

  1. Indigenous peoples can help build a ‘better normal’

    07 August 2020

    9 August commemorates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. They have been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis but are key partners in building a ‘better normal’ that respects their rights and ensures access to decent work.

  2. COVID-19 pandemic: Why youth employment must be a priority for Unions?

    30 July 2020

    Young workers are over represented in sectors that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth employment must be a priority on the agenda of trade unions. Here is why...

  3. COVID-19 pandemic and Migrant workers: What role for Trade Unions?

    30 July 2020

    There are 164 millions migrant workers around the world and they have been very impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can trade unions protect migrant workers during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more here..

  4. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Africa...

    30 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Joel Odigie from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Africa and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the region.

  5. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Nepal...

    25 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Ramesh Badal from the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Nepal and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  6. COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Bahrain...

    24 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Mohamed Musaed from the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Bahrain and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the country.

  7. Book launch: Still Work Work to be Done...

    19 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck explains the essential role to be played by the International Labour Organization to achieve Social Justice and Decent Work across the world. As former chairperson of the ILO Governing Body, Luc Cortebeeck shares also his expectations vis-à-vis the ILO and its constituents to build the post-coronavirus world...

  8. © Jean‐Pierre Pellissier / ILO 2020

    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  9. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

  10. COVID-19 Pandemic: Youth and Trade unions in digital work

    26 May 2020

    Since 2000, the development of technologies has seen an increase in the number of digital work and digital labour platforms in both developing and developed countries. At the same, with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the numerous restrictive lockdown measures, many organizations have resorted to teleworking, which is a form of digital work.

  11. © P.Lopez/ AFP 2020

    COVID-19 and the ILO Recommendation 205

    19 May 2020

    The ILO Recommendation No 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience, adopted in 2017 (R205) deals with crises arising from both conflicts and disasters and it is very topical as it gives guidance for situation such as the one we are facing now with COVID-19.

  12. Protecting Workers in the Informal Economy during COVID-19 Pandemic

    30 April 2020

    The global Coronavirus pandemic is profoundly affecting the world of work.What do workers in the informal need and how can policy makers protect their lives and livelihoods? Learn more here...

  13. © Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP 2020

    COVID-19: What role for Workers' Organizations?

    17 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak is the most severe crisis facing the world since the Second World War. It is not just a public health issue, but causing massive disruptions in the world of work. Workers’ organizations have a crucial role in combating the outbreak. Discover how...​

  14. Virus lockdowns cut work hours of 195 million worldwide: ILO

    14 April 2020

  15. The role of government and the social partners is critical to mitigate impact of COVID-19, says ILO

    22 March 2020

    Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO's Research Department OIC, talks to news broadcaster ABS-CBN News in the Philippines about the impact COVID-19 is having on the world of work.

  16. 5 Things to know for effective teleworking

    16 March 2020

    Jon Messenger, the ILO's expert on working conditions, shares his top five tips for effective teleworking during the COVID-19 crisis.

  17. ILO100 Walkway Experience

    31 January 2020

    The Makati elevated walkway, the longest sky bridge in the Philippines, featured an ILO100 walkway experience.

  18. Untapped potential, uncertain futures

    20 January 2020

    Unemployment is projected to rise in the next two years but that is only part of the picture. Watch the "World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020" report in short.

2019

  1. Freedom of Association to the Working Youth

    31 August 2019

    The ILO EU GSP+ Project asked a young working student on freedom of association. The project has contributed towards better understanding of the right to organize, freedom of association and collective bargaining.

  2. Freedom of Association to the Working Youth (Extended version)

    31 August 2019

    The ILO EU GSP+ Project asked a young working student on freedom of association. The project has contributed towards better understanding of the right to organize, freedom of association and collective bargaining.