News

November 2020

  1. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  2. COVID-19 Pandemic: How does the ILO support workers’ organizations?

    05 November 2020

    Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here some services and actions provided by ACTRAV towards workers'organizations across the world...

October 2020

  1. Second Committee Urges a Disaster Risk-Informed and Resilient COVID-19 Recovery

    19 October 2020

September 2020

  1. SDG Action Zone - Protecting Jobs: Decent Work Solutions for a Just Transition

    23 September 2020

  2. SDG Action Zone – The Future of Work: Digital Skills and Decent Jobs for Youth

    23 September 2020

  3. Strong Urge for Member States to Increase International Collaboration at the Commemoration of the UN's 75th Anniversary

    21 September 2020

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    New Climate Action for Jobs Board calls for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    09 September 2020

    Labour and environment ministers, employers’ and workers’ leaders, and UN and development bank representatives have set in motion an “Alliance for a decade of action” on climate change, decent jobs and social justice.

  5. Global Youth Representatives Call for More Inclusive Multilateralism at UN75 Youth Plenary

    09 September 2020

  6. IOE Summit Commemorates 100th Anniversary and Calls for Further Tripartite Collaboration in Multilateral Organizations

    08 September 2020

  7. Call for strengthened multilateralism during ILO townhall on the occasion of UN75

    01 September 2020

July 2020

  1. 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...

  2. 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..

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    ‘My children ask me when am I coming home’: stranded seafarers share their frustrations

    19 July 2020

  4. Policymakers and Young Leaders Call for Skills Development and Resilience for Young Workers

    15 July 2020

  5. Achieving SDG Target 8.7 and Universal Social Protection in times of COVID-19

    10 July 2020

    High-Level Political Forum virtual side event, showcasing Pathfinder Countries’ action, with a focus on social protection, towards achieving SDG Target 8.7 on eradicating forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking, and ending child labour in all its forms by 2025.

June 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. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.