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    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  2. ILO releases checklist to protect the health and safety of miners during COVID-19

    14 October 2020

    The mining industry plays a critical role in global supply chains and economic development. To support the sector during the #COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO has released a checklist of sector-specific guidance to keep miners and mines safe.

  3. Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

    13 October 2020

    Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.

  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Outcome of the International Maritime Virtual Summit on Crew Changes organized by the United Kingdom

    16 July 2020

    With hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea due to the pandemic, a new international agreement recognizes them as key workers who should be protected.

  5. 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.

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    Greening the transport sector in the post COVID-19 recovery could create up to 15 million jobs worldwide

    19 May 2020

    Investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, says report from the International Labour Organization and the UN Economic Commission for Europe.

  7. Brazil ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    13 May 2020

    Brazil became the 97th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention.

  8. Sectoral impact: COVID-19 and the education sector

    12 May 2020

    Teachers and schools have been creative in adopting a variety of technology-based strategies as alternatives to the traditional classroom. the reality remains that some schools and regions are better positioned than others to take advantage of resources, technological infrastructure and the education technology market to respond to the crisis in more effective and comprehensive ways.

  9. Sectoral impact: COVID-19 and public emergency services

    12 May 2020

    Public emergency services (PES) play a large role in protecting the population against coronavirus and allowing the economy to resume activities as soon as possible, but for that they need to be adequately protected against inherent risks and participate in the elaboration of prevention measures and work design.

  10. Sectoral impact: Agriculture and food security crucial to COVID-19 recovery

    12 May 2020

    While working to feed the world, many agricultural workers are unable to lift themselves out of poverty and food insecurity. As the pandemic spreads, the continued functioning of food supply chains is crucial in preventing a food crisis and reducing the negative impact on the global economy. Coordinated policy responses are needed to support agribusiness and the livelihoods and working conditions of millions of agricultural workers in line with relevant international labour standards.