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  1. ABS-CBN News

    Virus lockdowns cut work hours of 195 million worldwide: ILO

    14 April 2020

  2. China Global Television Network

    ILO predicts loss of 195 million jobs due to COVID-19

    08 April 2020

  3. TRT World, Money Talks

    COVID-19 pandemic to cost equivalent of 195 million jobs, says ILO

    07 April 2020

  4. © France 24 2023

    France 24

    1.25 billion workers see livelihoods threatened by COVID-19, says ILO

    07 April 2020

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

    The need to scale up investment in health workforces

    03 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 crisis puts pressure on health services across the globe, new data from the ILO’s Department of Statistics highlights the already existing shortages of health workers.

  6. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    Five things SMEs need to survive COVID-19

    03 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has hit Small and Medium Enterprises and their workers hard. So what do SMEs need and what has worked in previous calamities to help them survive? Here are our top five policy options.

  7. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Occupational safety and health tips for workplaces

    02 April 2020

    Adequate safety and health measures at work can play a crucial role in containing the spread of the disease, while protecting workers and society at large. Governments, employers and workers all have a role to play in tackling COVID-19 crisis, and their collaboration is key.

  8. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    The impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in the world of work

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  9. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Ergonomic tips when teleworking

    30 March 2020

    ILO's Occupational Safety and Health coordinator, Eloy Alonso-Maestre shares tips on teleworking, including how to improve the ergonomics in your workspace.

  10. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Why International Labour Standards matter in a public health crisis

    27 March 2020

    The International Labour Organization maintains a system of international labour standards aimed at promoting opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. In the context of the crisis response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they provide a tried-and-trusted foundation for policy responses that focus on a recovery that is sustainable and equitable.

  11. Euronews

    Independent workers and the self-employed need additional support, says ILO

    23 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks about the importance of governments working together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for more support for the most vulnerable workers.

  12. ABS-CBN News

    The role of government and the social partners is critical to mitigate impact of COVID-19, says ILO

    22 March 2020

    Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO's Research Department OIC, talks to news broadcaster ABS-CBN News in the Philippines about the impact COVID-19 is having on the world of work.

  13. Poster

    Postcard - Safe and healthy working environments free from violence and harassment

    19 March 2020

  14. CNN - Quest Means Business

    Up to 24.7 million jobs could be lost globally due to COVID-19 pandemic, says ILO

    18 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the world of work and what action needs to be taken to protect workers and business.

  15. BBC World News

    International cooperation is missing from policy response to COVID-19, says ILO Director-General

    18 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks to BBC World News about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the world of work, and what action needs to be taken to protect workers and business.

  16. Webinar

    Disability Inclusion in COVID-19 responses in the World of Work

    18 March 2020

    Facilitated by the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, all interested stakeholders, including governments, workers' and employers' organisations as well as organisations of persons with disabilities participated in a webinar to share good practices on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the COVID-19 responses related to the World of Work.

  17. COVID-19: Pandemic in the World of Work

    Working through COVID-19

    17 March 2020

    A strong social safety net will help mitigate the employment impact of COVID-19.

  18. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    5 Things to know for effective teleworking

    16 March 2020

    Jon Messenger, the ILO's expert on working conditions, shares his top five tips for effective teleworking during the COVID-19 crisis.

  19. Poster

    Poster for Safe and healthy working environments free from violence and harassment

    11 March 2020


  1. Chemical safety

    All You Need to Know: Convention No. 170

    06 December 2019

    A summary brochure of the main elements of C170 and R177 and text of these two instruments