Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects in Asia and the Pacific, ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)
16 June 2021
In 2011, the international community adopted the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), which recognized for the first time that domestic work is work and that domestic workers should enjoy the same labour protections as all other workers.
Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia
Effective regulations? Environmental impact assessment in the textile and garment sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam
14 June 2021
Environmental regulations provide protection for both environmental assets and the livelihoods of communities that depend on these assets. The analysis evaluates the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes for proponents of industrial projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam. The report finds that enhanced environmental outcomes can be achieved by greater awareness among proponents of the links between environmental management (as facilitated by the EIA process) and sustainable development.
12 June 2021
The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic
World Day Against Child Labour
12 June 2021
Country Director of ILO Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen, called for the actions that are still needed to tackle child labour in the country.
COVID-19 and the World of work
07 June 2021
COVID-19 has been a global human catastrophe. Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic..
3 June 2021
The BNQF weaves together general education, technical-vocational education and higher education into a harmonized quality-assured system. It defines pathways and equivalencies, which provide access to qualifications and assist people to move easily and readily between the different education sectors and between these sectors and the labour market.
31 May 2021
News, events and resources from ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-made Garment Sector programme, Phase-2: http://ilo.msgfocus.com/q/13V6TsUKkhxddtOflsuDv/wv
30 May 2021
Abu Dhabi Dialogue
25 May 2021
This paper was prepared by Rebecca Napier-Moore and Anna Olsen and presented at session two of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue with the theme: Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance on 25 May 2021.
ILO Working paper 31
Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector
17 May 2021
This working paper highlights the intersection between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment by exploring how climate change, measured by increasing heat stress and extreme weather events, could lead to heightened violence being faced by the (mostly female) workers in the sector as a result of its impact on productivity.