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September 2020

  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Financing gaps in social protection

    17 September 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the catastrophic impact of the lack of social protection coverage for 4 billion people around the world. Social security is a human right and the acute need for social protection is more evident than ever. However, 55% of the global population is completely unprotected. This is linked to insufficient progress in closing social protection financing gaps. Closing these gaps is both necessary and achievable. With concerted political will, we can make social protection for all a reality.

  2. Events at the UN General Assembly

    ILO at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly

    17 September 2020

    As the international community comes together at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the ILO will be front and centre bringing our expertise on the world of work to tackle the global challenges before us. Here are a few of the events we will be taking part in.

  3. © Asian Development Bank 2020

    Social protection

    ILO: Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection

    17 September 2020

    Closing the coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing says a new ILO study.

  4. World Patient Safety Day

    Safe health workers, safe patients

    17 September 2020

    Millions of health workers risk their own health doing their daily work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their safety affects the safety of the patients in their care. Respect for labour rights and decent conditions of work are crucial to give these frontline workers the protection they need to save lives and keep their patients safe.

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis”

    15 September 2020

    ILO and other UN bodies want member States to take urgent action to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by COVID-19 restrictions.

  6. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Play fair for equal pay

    14 September 2020

    Ahead of the first ever International Equal Pay Day on 18 September, World Cup-winning footballer Megan Rapinoe says that diversity, inclusion and pay equity are the keys to building a better world of work.

  7. G20 Saudi Arabia 2020

    ILO Director-General’s remarks at G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (LEMM): Update on Global Labour Markets

    10 September 2020

  8. Video

    Workers help clear Beirut explosion wreckage under ILO programme

    09 September 2020

    ILO's Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) creates 200 decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees, 15 per cent of whom are women, in efforts to restore livelihoods and support the clear-up operation in Beirut.

  9. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    ILO COVID-19 prevention checklist to protect workers in small businesses

    09 September 2020

    The ILO has devised a checklist so that Small and Medium Enterprises can assess their COVID-19 risks and put in place measures to protect the safety and health of their workers.

  10. © Shayan Ali Khan 2020

    Our impact, their voices

    Community changemakers help Pakistan’s migrant workers avoid exploitation

    09 September 2020

    An ILO project in Pakistan is raising awareness among prospective migrant workers about safe labour migration.