25 February 2021
The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is one of the key elements of the ILO’s supervisory system for International Labour Standards. It is an independent body composed of 20 high-level legal experts, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO Member States. It has just published its annual report. ILO News discussed the main findings with Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department.
04 February 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the vulnerability of states that were already suffering from disaster and conflict. Even before this global health crisis, many were experiencing high rates of unemployment and poverty, leading to increased risk of social unrest.
29 January 2021
The new training course “Making finance work for refugees, IDPs and host communities” is targeting managers of financial services providers FSPs that currently serve or consider serving refugees and host communities with financial services.
28 January 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the construction sector, which is sensitive to economic cycles. Yet, construction holds much potential to stimulate recovery, thanks to its potential to create jobs. Recovery measures can support the sector’s transformation towards sustainability and digitalization.
21 January 2021
Min Min is 13 and scavenges for scraps of jade stone in northern Myanmar, “the land of jade”. It’s a hazardous undertaking. In 2020 nearly 200 people died from a mudslide at a nearby mining site. Read his story on our new Voices multimedia platform.
18 January 2021
The Argentinian celebrity chef, Paola Carosella, explains why she joined the ILO’s “Kitchen and Voice” project, which helps marginalized and vulnerable people in Brazil find work in the hospitality sector.
12 January 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workers' hours were reduced at the farm in Jordan where Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad lives and works. Resourceful and determined, she found alternative ways to earn money to buy milk for her baby daughter. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.
17 December 2020
In 2019, the ILO supported a group of Syrian refugee and Lebanese youth to establish income generating activities to promote entrepreneurship and self-reliance among vulnerable groups. COVID-19 has created economic challenges to these youth, many of whom are now trying to find ways to adapt to the new ways of work.
05 December 2020
In normal times, a billion people volunteer their time and energy each year, providing unpaid help to others. Has the COVID-19 pandemic led to even more volunteering worldwide?
03 December 2020
People with disabilities make up 15 per cent of the global population. Yet, they are far from adequately represented in labour markets around the world.