World Employment and Social Outlook 2021
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.
22 February 2021
Speaking to the EU Ministers for Employment and Social Policy, the ILO Director-General underlined the need to invest in people, in the institutions of work, and in the jobs of the future. He welcomed the process towards an Action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, which is of strategic importance for the recovery.
04 February 2021
The International Labour Organization and the European Union have reinforced their cooperation to shape the future of work and promote decent work. This will help the EU and the ILO in their responses to the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on the world of work.
03 February 2021
The competition aims to harness the power of music to help combat child labour, which affects 152 million children worldwide.
Child and forced labour
29 January 2021
Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country managed to accelerate the fight against child and forced labour during the 2020 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.
COVID-19: ILO Monitor – 7th edition
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.
Ship to Shore Rights
20 January 2021
European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia
15 January 2021
Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend.
15 January 2021
Working from home
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.