Asian garment and textile industry seeks path to bright and sustainable future (ILO meeting highlights, 18-20 October 2021)
03 January 2022
The ILO convened a tripartite forum to discuss challenges and opportunities for the Asian garment sector in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and long-standing trends reshaping the supply chain.
07 December 2021
These Guidelines aim to support ILO’s member States in designing and implementing integrated national employment policies. They suggest a comprehensive framework of implementation and a range of tools and methodologies which covers the whole NEPs process systematically from policy design to policy results.
03 December 2021
On international Day of Persons with Disabilities, lawyer and activist Ady Barkan, and actor and producer, Bradley Whitford show solidarity with the ILO to call on countries to uphold the rights and improve inclusion of persons with disabilities.
02 December 2021
Celebrity advocates voice the harrowing stories of people trapped in forced labour, to raise awareness of the issue and support the campaign to eliminate modern slavery in all its forms.
Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 25): Policies to protect labour relations and hiring subsidies amid the COVID-19 pandemic
30 November 2021
This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) analyses the effects of the crisis caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the region’s labour markets during 2020 and 2021, and they stress the importance of the policies implemented by countries to mitigate this impact.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FACTORS FOR SME SUCCESS. What EBMOs should know to promote more competitive enterprises.
25 November 2021
The Covid-19 crisis revealed that many SMEs were not prepared to deal with such a crisis. The key to resilience will be to understand the main internal characteristics of successful SMEs and also to look at the external success factors associated with the global business environment in order to design and implement public policy aimed at promoting the creation of business development services or public policies in favour of SME development. With this research, the ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities aims to contribute to this reflection.
23 November 2021
Skills and lifelong learning have become ever more important as the world of work transforms rapidly, including due to changes caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The issue will be discussed during the second segment of the 109th International Labour Conference. Find out about the four key questions on skills that will be examined at the Conference.
23 November 2021
Inequality is on the agenda of the second segment of the 109th International Labour Conference. It’s an issue that’s been at the heart of the ILO mandate since it was founded. So why is it being examined now? How can the world of work help reduce inequalities? And what’s the aim of the discussion?
22 November 2021
This report provides a global overview of the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers – with a focus on recruitment – drawing on rapid assessments conducted by the ILO in early-mid 2020.
18 November 2021
This report attempts to shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the process and outcomes of collective bargaining in particular and social dialogue more generally. It is based upon the responses of more than 200 trade union officials to an online global survey carried out between March and May of 2021 and includes the insights of frontline union negotiators who were subjected to in-depth interviews by the authors.
16 November 2021
The 2021 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape the COVID-19 responses policies and build a human-centred recovery from the pandemic. The journal reveals key findings on various topics of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better. Discover three priorities stressed by the Journal for trade unions…
Macroeconomic policy responses to the COVID crisis in emerging market and developing economies: Current outcomes and evolving challenges
15 November 2021
Background paper for the Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR), Second edition (forthcoming).
Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families: Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners
08 November 2021
This new ILO global Guide provides an overview of policy options and country practices to extend social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families.
27 October 2021
The report gives a global overview of how countries are grappling with the recovery, eighteen months into the crisis. Based on new data, it provides a detailed picture of the different recovery trends between developed and developing countries. It also analyzes the impact of vaccination rates on labour market by region, and the distortions the COVID-19 crisis is having on productivity and enterprises.
22 October 2021
The world is faced by its biggest crises since the United Nations was established in 1945. A global pandemic and a climate emergency. It is humanity’s common agenda to address both and secure a resilient recovery for people and planet. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls on all countries to work together for a more equitable, peaceful and sustainable future.
Supporting decent work and the transition towards formalization through technology-enhanced labour inspection
21 October 2021
Prevention and mitigation of Covid-19 in the informal economy through safety and health: An action-oriented tool for supporting street and market vendors
14 October 2021
This tool is addressed to the public authorities, workers’ and employers’ organizations, informal economy organizations and other stakeholders, who are willing to help street and market vendors improve their safety and health conditions to prevent the risk of contagion and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 at work.
13 October 2021
Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future
10 October 2021
Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has brought new psychosocial challenges for the health and well-being of workers. An ILO guide contains the key elements needed to protect health and well-being at work.
Financing human-centred COVID-19 recovery and decisive climate action worldwide: International cooperation’s twenty-first century moment of truth
07 October 2021
This Working Paper provides a concrete illustration of how the existing international financial architecture could be activated more fully to mobilize the large sums required to respond decisively to the “great divergence” in COVID-19 crisis recovery between advanced and developing countries as well as to the climate crisis.