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How can Unions contribute to the achievement of universal social protection?
14 September 2022
The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) launched a new resource package on social protection to assist workers and their organizations. Ursula Kulke, Senior Social Protection Specialist, explains the objectives of this resource package and the role of Unions to achieve universal social protection.
Workers in rural areas face severe decent work deficits
07 July 2022
About 80 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas where they face governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems, limited access to public services and inadequate social protection coverage.
Expand social protection coverage to limit the effects of the pandemic, say trade unions
05 July 2022
Trade union leaders and representatives from around the world agreed that extending social protection coverage and strengthening social protection systems is of highest priority. The fallout from the pandemic has underlined the need for governments to make social protection a reality for all.
Social Protection: Three questions to Ursula Kulke…
01 July 2022
The ILO organized the 5th meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network on 5th July. Ursula Kulke, Senior Social Protection Specialist, explains the objectives of this meeting and the next steps towards achieving the extension of social protection for all.
ILC 2022: What are the challenges and opportunities for workers?
06 June 2022
Paola del Carmen Egusquiza Granda (Peru), Worker Vice-Chairperson of the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this hybrid meeting. In the context of the fragile recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Egúsquiza speaks about the role of trade unions in addressing concerns about the looming energy, funding and financial crises.
World Day Against Child Labour : A pray for the children in Ukraine
03 June 2022
The war in Ukraine️ is having a devastating impact on the children. On the occasion of the world day against child labour, find out here a pray for the children who are living in Ukraine as well as many countries at war.
Prevention through information: ILO campaign on Ukrainian railways to prevent labour exploitation among refugees
12 April 2022
The ILO and the State Labour Inspectorate of Ukraine came through with an information campaign on Ukrainian railways that warns people on the move about situations that may lead to labour exploitation.
How can the ILO contribute towards trade union revitalization?
24 March 2022
The COVID-19 Pandemic has opened new opportunities for trade union revitalization. Discover how can the ILO contribute towards the strengthening of trade union movement around the world.
ILO-ISSA Webinar on Extending Social Protection for Migrant Workers, Refugees and their Families – Guide for policymakers and practitioners
15 March 2022
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) brought together more than 850 practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and the international community from over 130 countries to present the Guide on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families and country practices from Argentina, Morocco and Portugal.
New Online Training for Trade Unions on UN Agenda 2030 and Decent Work
25 November 2021
This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to raise the interest of trade unions on matters related to UN processes, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) .