News and articles

2020

  1. COVID-19 pandemic

    ILO defers International Labour Conference until 2021 due to COVID-19

    06 April 2020,

    In view of the severe restrictions on travel and personal interaction implemented worldwide and the need to ensure the well-being of delegates and staff, the 109th session of the International Labour Conference will take place next year.

  2. COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and labour demand

    Are there enough health workers?

    03 April 2020,

    Countries’ capacities to recruit and retain health workers vary significantly across regions. This unequal distribution exacerbates inequities in access to health services.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Five ways to protect health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

    01 April 2020,

    Health workers and systems are playing a crucial role in the global fight against COVID-19 and special measures are needed to support and protect them.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis

    31 March 2020,

    Seafarers, ship owners and governments are urging ILO member States to ensure the flow of essential goods, energy, food and medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Enterprise development

    ILO sign agreement with the Ministry of Emergency Management for implementing SCORE Training

    31 March 2020, Beijing, China

    The ILO Office for China and Mongolia (ILO) and the International Cooperation and Rescue Department of Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China (MEM) signed an implementation agreement on Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme in Beijing on March 26 2020. It indicates that SCORE programme cooperation will continue to October 2021 in China.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 cruelly highlights inequalities and threatens to deepen them

    30 March 2020,

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  7. COVID-19: Pandemic in the World of Work

    COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

    27 March 2020,

    The Corona virus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. If our response is to be effective it must take into account all these factors, and be delivered in a co-ordinated, global way. In particular, it must answer the needs of the most vulnerable.

  8. The G20 and the COVID-19 pandemic

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment as a first global step in responding to the COVID-19 crisis

    26 March 2020,

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, calls on G20 countries to work together to protect people, jobs, incomes and enterprises from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19: Social protection systems failing vulnerable groups

    25 March 2020,

    Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive, and permanent social-protection systems.

  10. News

    China’s Global Business and Disability Network ready to establish its first Inclusive Employment Resource Centre

    25 March 2020, Beijing, China

    The 20 enterprise members of the ILO GBDN-China have decided to establish the first inclusive employment resource center to promote the employment of persons with disabilities and mitigate the impact on persons with disabilities by COVID-19.