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2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. © 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. © 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.

  9. 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...

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

    14 April 2020

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. ILO100 Walkway Experience

    31 January 2020

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

  14. 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.

  3. Protecting indigenous peoples' rights in the Philippines

    09 August 2019

    2019 marks the ILO Centenary and the 30th anniversary of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). Listen to the voices of indigenous peoples from the Philippines.

  4. Caring Gold: Future without child labour

    11 June 2019

    The dark reality of child labour and poverty remain despite the glitter of gold. Going beyond child-focused interventions, the ILO Caring Gold Project funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), convened key actors and introduced innovations to end child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines.

  5. ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila Highlights

    11 April 2019

    The Philippines was the first country in Asia to broadcast live globally for the ILO 24-Hour Global Tour held on 11 April 2019, marking 100 years or the ILO Centenary. The event featured world-class talents to evoke decent work and key issues on labour and employment.

  6. ILO Centenary Messages from the Government of the Philippines

    11 April 2019

    The Government of the Philippines under Presidential Proclamation No. 710 has declared 2019 as the ILO Centenary. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. and DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III give their messages of support and congratulations.