News

February 2021

  1. Iraq: Jobs, and cultural heritage the focus of new ILO-EU-UNESCO collaboration

    24 February 2021

    With support from the European Union, the programme will use employment-intensive approaches to create decent jobs and upgrade skills and employment services for internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host community members, while preserving and rehabilitating cultural heritage sites.

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    Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    23 February 2021

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

  3. Improved irrigation for farmers and decent work for vulnerable workers in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

    19 February 2021

    Newly launched employment-intensive interventions will ensure workers, a large percentage of whom are women, are employed under decent working conditions, while improving water irrigation channels for local farms.

  4. “Women in Sports”: ILO youth-centred programme promotes decent work in Jordan

    16 February 2021

  5. Trade Unions' engagement is key to implement the UN Reform and the Agenda 2030

    15 February 2021

    On the occasion of the launch of two ACTRAV flagship publications for trade unions, Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains why the engagement of trade unions is key for the implementation of UN Reforms and achieving progress on the SDGs. She stresses also the ILO’s expectations vis-à-vis the important role of workers’ organizations in development processes.

  6. Opportunities for extending social security coverage in Jordan

    11 February 2021

    New ILO report identifies challenges and opportunities in expanding social security coverage for workers in Jordan.

  7. Social Dialogue remains vital to build sustainable recovery from COVID-19

    01 February 2021

    A new report by the Bureau for Workers' Activities of the ILO highlights the need for global-scale responses based on effective social dialogue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

January 2021

  1. ILO and UNICEF collaborate to support vulnerable youth in Iraq to develop skills and transition from training to decent employment, with support from the Government of the Netherlands

    26 January 2021

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    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

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    Homeworkers need to be better protected, says the ILO

    13 January 2021

    The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.