01 March 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit sectors where women are over-represented the hardest: tourism, retail, the care economy. Yet the pandemic has also exposed data collection gaps that undermine our ability to craft effective policy responses.
UNTFSSE participates in the Side event 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD): “Building Back Better: Action Toward a Disability-Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World”
10 December 2020
A representative of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and an observer to the United Nation Inter-agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) contributed to the debate on creating a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable Post-COVID-19 World
30 November 2020
Families are making tough decisions about who keeps their paid job and who quits to provide the unpaid care needed at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Mainly it is women who are sacrificing their careers.
COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace
05 November 2020
The home and institution-based care sector is facing severe challenges in many countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable investments in health and social care systems, workforces, and in decent working conditions are needed to ensure preparedness and resilience in times of crisis and beyond.
ILO COOP 100 Slideshow I
22 September 2020
As part of the ILO COOP 100 photo exhibitions, the ILO is featuring the contributions of cooperatives and the wider SSE to advancing decent work and sustainable development. This series of photos feature the contribution of cooperatives and the wider SSE in providing quality care services, from childcare and eldercare to care for persons living with disability or illness.
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers
10 September 2020
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting Declaration puts the focus on decent work, women and youth.
Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions
19 August 2020
This podcast focusses attention on how the current crisis is different from previous crises in terms of its impact on women workers, and highlights some policy recommendations the ILO has to offer.
ILO Policy brief
24 July 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the entrenched gender inequalities that plague labour markets. Building back fairer will only be possible by tackling these inequalities head on during the emergency and recovery phases.
COVID-19 and gender equality
14 May 2020
Fighting deep-rooted gender inequality must be part of countries’ responses to the crisis, says high-level meeting on the role of women in the post-COVID future.
UN Women – ILO Joint Programme
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.