News and events

2020

  1. Humanitarian Development Nexus

    ILO and the Grand Bargain

    26 June 2020

  2. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2020

    COVID-19 and child labour

    COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    12 June 2020

    Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat.

  3. Press release

    Malawi commemorates World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    12 June 2020

    Malawi joins the work in commemorating World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) with a focus this year on the impact of COVID-19 on child labour, under the slogan: COVID-19: Protect Children from Child Labour, now more than ever!

  4. Press release

    Cambodia and UN step up efforts to promote Decent Employment for Youth

    01 June 2020

    A joint programme will help school-to-work transition of young women and men in Cambodia

  5. Publication

    ILO launches projects on South-South and Triangular Cooperation 2020-2021

    01 June 2020

    The ILO through its partnerships’ department is launching 23 South-South and Triangular Cooperation projects across the five regions and the ITC-Turin office for the 2020-2021 biennium.

  6. © UNICEF/Santiago Arcos 2020

    Publication

    Appeal: Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

    27 May 2020

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugees and Migrants Response Plan (RMRP), the ILO has launched an appeal to its funding partners to support the response to the unprecedented refugees and migrants crisis in the Latin American region. The ILO is the joint coordinator of the Socioeconomic and Cultural Integration Sector of the inter-agency response for Venezuelan migrants and refugees, and has developed this comprehensive intervention strategy in coordination with IOM and UNHCR.

  7. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Staying competitive during COVID-19 with digital skills

    19 May 2020

    Responding to the growing need for ICT skills caused by COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO team up with the Indonesian Retail Association (APRINDO) to provide an opportunity for business owners and laid-off workers to be more competitive with improved digital skills.

  8. Press release

    ILO and Fafo launch rapid impact assessment of COVID-19 on workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    The assessment highlights the vulnerabilities of informally employed workers, including Syrian refugees, during lockdown.

  9. Press release

    Safety and Health at Work Can Save Lives and Help Stop the Covid-19 Pandemic

    28 April 2020

    As the world celebrate this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, commemorated on 28 April each year, there is need to address the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in the world’s workplaces. In Malawi, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is supporting the Government, workers, and employers to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 by reinforcing the social protection and labour protection clusters of the National Preparedness and Response Plan and sponsoring rapid assessments of the impacts of the crisis on the labour market, so that the ILO can support our partners and the broader United Nations (UN) country team to target our responses for maximum impact.

  10. Opinion

    Towards a Coordinated Humanitarian-Development Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Reflections from the Arab Region with an ILO Lens

    22 April 2020

    The multilateral system should support Arab countries to build on humanitarian and development mechanisms and experiences developed in recent years, in order to rapidly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 health, social, and economic crisis in the region.