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  1. COVID-19 and the World of work

    Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

  2. Video message by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder

    "A disability-inclusive response means a better response for us all."

    10 June 2020

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, explains that many persons with disabilities come into the COVID-19 crisis already facing significant exclusion in all areas of the world of work. The pandemic and resulting economic shocks increase the vulnerability of persons with disabilities to further inequalities. The new ILO policy brief points out what needs to be done to make the socio-economic response inclusive of persons with disabilities and also addresses issues related to containment measures and the long-term recovery.

  3. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    What are the policy solutions to the COVID-19 youth employment crisis?

    08 June 2020

    Even in the best of times, young people faced a tough situation in the labour market. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic they were around three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. The crisis now threatens to exacerbate existing inequalities within and between countries.

  4. World Environment Day

    On World Environment Day, ILO calls to build back better post-COVID-19

    05 June 2020

    World Environment Day 2020 falls in the midst of the worst human crisis of modern times. It reminds us that even as we work to get past COVID-19, we cannot delay action on Climate Change and environmental sustainability. Building back better means building back green.

  5. COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and labour demand

    Green recovery from COVID-19

    05 June 2020

    As governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the multiple links between human health, the environment and employment have become evident. With more and better jobs, healthy and resilient societies, the future of work can meet the needs of the future generation.

  6. COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    The COVID-19 response: Cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations

    01 June 2020

    This video shows how cooperatives and other SSE enterprises around the world are being affected by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including through interviews with cooperative practitioners working on the front line. It also highlights relevant government measures that include cooperatives and the wider SSE as beneficiaries and implementing partners. The film was produced by Blake House Filmmakers Cooperative in the UK for the ILO.

  7. Publication

    ILO launches projects on South-South and Triangular Cooperation 2020-2021

    01 June 2020

    The ILO through its partnerships’ department is launching 23 South-South and Triangular Cooperation projects across the five regions and the ITC-Turin office for the 2020-2021 biennium.

  8. Euronews

    Youth unemployment spike: ILO report finds more than one in six young people out of work

    27 May 2020

  9. ABS-CBN News

    World's youth lose jobs due to COVID-19: ILO

    27 May 2020

  10. COVID-19 and gender equality

    The COVID-19 response: Getting gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    22 May 2020

    Despite COVID-19, many women in the informal economy have continued to work, putting their health in peril, while many other women are employed in sectors at high risk of job losses or reduction in working hours. Getting gender equality right in the COVID-19 response is key to ensure the return to a better normal.

  11. Talk to Al Jazeera

    ILO chief: Workers in informal economy face 'utter destitution'

    21 May 2020

  12. COVID-19: Relying on social dialogue for solutions

    Social dialogue key to combating COVID-19

    21 May 2020

    What can governments, employers and workers do to help fight Covid-19? They can work together. The ILO calls this cooperation between representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations social dialogue.

  13. ANCnews

    ANC - Employers must secure their workers' health first before their incomes: ILO

    20 May 2020

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    COVID-19 and the World of work

    COVID-19 and the ILO Recommendation 205

    19 May 2020

    The ILO Recommendation No 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience, adopted in 2017 (R205) deals with crises arising from both conflicts and disasters and it is very topical as it gives guidance for situation such as the one we are facing now with COVID-19.

  15. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Sectoral impact: COVID-19 creates rough seas for global shipping and fishing

    12 May 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the personal safety and health of seafarers and fishers, their conditions of work and their ability to join and leave their vessels. This has had a negative impact on their capacity to perform their key role in ensuring transport by sea, serving passengers and harvesting seafood. With the shipping sector carrying 90 per cent of global trade and the maritime fishing sector being a major supplier of food and livelihoods, the impact of #COVID-19 on employment in these sectors is therefore substantial.

  16. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    The impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy

    08 May 2020

    Almost 1.6 billion informal economy workers are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a 60 per cent decline in their earnings. For those workers, stopping work or working remotely at home is not an option. Staying home means losing their jobs and, for many, it also means losing their livelihoods.

  17. COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    COVID-19 and the informal economy in Africa

    07 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect in Africa, particularly in the informal economy where 325 million workers make their living. Lockdown measures have significantly impacted their lives, along with the many informal enterprises that are at risk of closure.

  18. CNBC

    ILO estimates 305 millions job losses in second quarter

    01 May 2020

  19. BBC News

    ILO says 1.6 billion workers are at risk of losing livelihoods

    29 April 2020

  20. Bloomberg

    COVID-19 puts jobs of 1.6 billion global workers at risk: ILO

    29 April 2020