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. 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.

  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.

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    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...

  4. 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...

May 2020

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    ‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 could change the future of work

    27 May 2020

  2. Leaders take stock of the UN reform, as ECOSOC OAS convenes

    27 May 2020

  3. Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response

    11 May 2020

    ECOSOC Informal Briefing

April 2020

  1. Director-General Guy Ryder of ILO shares a message on UN75

    28 April 2020

March 2020

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    Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

    23 March 2020

    The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

February 2020

  1. The UN Commemorates the World Day of Social Justice 2020

    14 February 2020

  2. Strong Support for Universal Social Protection, as the EU, China and ILO convenes meeting, during 58th Session of CSocD

    14 February 2020

    The EU and China joined the ILO to highlight the importance of achieving universal social protection, at the margins of the 58th Commission for Social Development.

October 2019

  1. 5 Take-Ways: UN High-Level Week Calls for Green Jobs, a Human-Centred Approach to the Future of Work and an End to Violence and Harassment

    04 October 2019

    Everything you need to know from the most important week at the UN.

September 2019

  1. Namibia Commits to Ratify ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    30 September 2019

    Namibia announces commitment to ratify the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (No. 190), during major Global Citizen festival in New York.

  2. Strong Call at the UN for the Ratification of the ILO Convention to End Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

    27 September 2019

    Leaders and stakeholders boldly call on member States to ratify the newly adopted ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment, the first international labour standard on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  3. World Leaders Gather to Mobilize Solutions to Shape the Future of Work

    24 September 2019

    World leaders called for bold, innovative action to implement a human-centered approach to the future of work.