1. Digitally and financially empowered MSMEs in Uruguay – Lesson learnt from a successful collaboration with ANDE during the COVID-19 pandemic

    25 February 2022

    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the main sources of employment worldwide. However, access to adequate financial services is a key challenge to their development. The ILO believes that financial education is one path to support MSMEs. Our collaboration with ANDE aims to strengthen the financial knowledge and capacities of entrepreneurs in Uruguay.

  2. Kenya ratifies key international labour standards for fishers and seafarers

    21 February 2022

    The Government of Kenya has ratified two international labour standards that will promote decent work for the country’s seafarers and fishers. It has also submitted notification of acceptance of amendments to a third, already ratified, maritime labour Convention.

  3. Joining nets across countries and waters to better protect fishers and their stock

    04 February 2022

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    Improve the policy environment to reap the benefits of digitalization in the finance sector, says ILO

    31 January 2022

    A better framework would harness the full potential of technological innovation in the financial sector, which provides jobs for more than 50 million people, and help achieve decent work and sustainable enterprise development.

  5. Asian garment and textile industry seeks path to bright and sustainable future (ILO meeting highlights, 18-20 October 2021)

    03 January 2022

    The ILO convened a tripartite forum to discuss challenges and opportunities for the Asian garment sector in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and long-standing trends reshaping the supply chain.

  6. Climate change and financing a just transition

    01 November 2021

    A just transition to a green economy is more urgent than ever. The international community increasingly recognizes the role that businesses play in affecting both the environment and society. To ensure a just transition, the financial sector should consider environmental and social outcomes in equal measure.

  7. Decent and sustainable work in Asian garment sector

    18 October 2021

    ILO presents a regional tripartite meeting about the challenges and opportunities for decent and sustainable work in the Asian garment sector.

  8. Sustainable supply chains to build forward better

    14 October 2021

    A European Commission - ILO joint initiative addresses challenges and opportunities to advance decent work in five global supply chains for a fair, resilient, and sustainable COVID-19 crisis recovery.

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    ILO adopts code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries

    08 October 2021

    More than 60 million workers around the globe will benefit from concrete guidance on improving safety and health in one of the world’s oldest manufacturing sectors.

  10. Joint IMO/ILO statement on upholding medical assistance obligations to seafarers and accelerating seafarer vaccination programmes

    06 October 2021

    The heads of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have issued a joint statement calling for port and coastal States to allow seafarers to receive medical care.