News

June 2020

  1. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2020

    UN Policy Brief: The World of Work and COVID-19

    18 June 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures.

  2. Global challenges – Global solutions: COVID-19 and the Employment Policy Response

    18 June 2020

    The new podcast series focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ILO policy response.

  3. Population Ageing: Alternative measures of dependency and implications for the future of work

    08 June 2020

    This paper examines the projected labour force participation trends of older workers to 2030 and discusses the future of economic dependency for developing, emerging and developed countries.

  4. Rapid response to COVID-19 under high informality? The case of Peru

    02 June 2020

    This note discusses possibilities for policy responses to the emergency in the context of high informality.

May 2020

  1. Preventing exclusion from the labour market: Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis

    27 May 2020

  2. ILO presents its responses to COVID-19 at Geneva Environment Dialogues

    08 May 2020

    The ILO participated in the Geneva Environment Dialogues, organized by Geneva Environment Network, to present ILO's research results on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work, as well as its guiding framework to respond to the crisis.

  3. Automation, employment, and reshoring: Case studies of the apparel and electronics industries

    06 May 2020

  4. © Trocaire 2020

    Helping the “double casualties” of COVID-19

    04 May 2020

    The spread of COVID-19 in fragile states riven by conflict and political insecurity, is turning millions of vulnerable people into double casualties of the pandemic.

  5. Promoting decent employment for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in the care economy

    04 May 2020

    The UN Women - ILO Joint Programme aims to promote decent work for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in the care economy. The Joint Programme stands ready to support governments and social partners in implementing gender-sensitive policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and recovery phase. In these critical times, it is a demonstration of how the United Nations as One is working towards a gender-equitable future.

April 2020

  1. ILO to release latest analysis of impact of COVID-19 on global employment, informal economy and enterprises

    28 April 2020