21 October 2020
Collapsing consumer demand, government lockdown measures and disruptions to raw material imports have taken their toll on the Asia Pacific garment industry, says a new ILO report.
Labour standards in Global Supply Chains - How to meet them to become more competitive and sustainable
15 October 2020 - 31 May 2024
The course helps SMEs to explore the content of international labour standards and codes of conduct for suppliers, discover ways to improve their adherence to international principles and compliance with national legislation and corporate codes, and understand that respecting workers' rights and improving working conditions can be part of a competitive business strategy.
15 October 2020 - 31 May 2024
Violations of overtime laws have been identified as a major issue in many factories that participate in global supply chains. Excessive working time, is also associated with increased injuries, stress and fatigue that leads to errors in work and lower productivity. The ILO has developed an on-line training module that explains the issues and offers practical solutions to addressing excessive working time in the workplace.
International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence
19 October - 13 November 2020
Online course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including due diligence related to labour rights) and how those principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations.
UN virtual forum on responsible business and human rights in Asia and the Pacific: New challenges, new approaches
9 - 11 June 2020
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VRBHR Forum will convene stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region to take stock of progress and discuss challenges and opportunities for advancing responsible business and human rights in the region. It will explore how existing vulnerabilities have been amplified and exposed by the crisis and discuss the need to view the crisis as an opportunity to drive change and build back better.
20 April 2020
In March 2020, the ILO visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to assess opportunities for local economic development.
16 April 2020
The ILO conducted 20 semi-structured interviews with managers from garment and textile factories in Ethiopia from 1-3 April 2020. Presented here are preliminary summary results from the conversations.
20 - 24 April 2020
This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand. It applies the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and draws upon the experiences and lessons learnt from the ILO-UNHCR collaboration as well as from ILO projects implementing the approach in different countries.
05 February 2020
Systematic and systemic child and forced labour were not used by the Uzbekistan government during the 2019 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.
27 January 2020
A major conference takes place this week in the Netherlands that aims to set out the next steps in ending child labour in global supply chains. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took part in a panel discussion at the conference, which has been organized by the Dutch government in collaboration with the ILO, the Global March Against Child Labour and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.