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June 2021

  1. Domestic workers

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Press release

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    12 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn nine million additional children at risk as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

  4. World Day Against Child Labour

    Take action to end 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.

  5. COVID-19 and the World of work

    ILO Support to Workers’ Organizations during the COVID 19 Pandemic

    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..

  6. Event

    The Bangladesh National Qualifications Framework (BNQF) approved – a milestone for Bangladesh

    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.

May 2021

  1. E-newsletter

    Newsletter of ILO RMG Programme - May 2021 edition

    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

  2. Labour administration

    Foundational training equips labour inspectors to promote workplace health, safety and welfare

    30 May 2021

  3. Abu Dhabi Dialogue

    Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance

    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.

  4. 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.