1. Q&A

    A Private Sector Perspective on COVID19 – Conclusion of Joint Webinar Series between ILO and the Pacific Employers

    28 August 2020

    Responding to the demand for deeper private sector dialogue from employer and business membership organizations in the Pacific, an eight part webinar series was launched in collaboration between the Pacific Island Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) and ILO Bureau for Employer’s Activities (ACT/EMP). The series brought together ILO specialists, international experts, and private sector representatives from both Asia and the Pacific to share experience and views on the implications of COVID19 for social protection, wages and productivity, digital transformation, effective communications, agile HR, local industry development, the business of representing business, and the role of the corporate board.

    Stephen Lyon, Chairperson of PIPSO, explains how the Pacific private sector is responding to COVID19, some of the key learnings to come from the webinar series, and what the road ahead looks like for PIPSO.

  2. Women's empowerment

    SCOPE and ILO to undertake a joint study on women empowerment in India

    18 August 2020

    Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), an apex body of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) and ILO signed an understanding for a Joint Study on “Women Empowerment - Adoption of Work from Home Model.”


    Employers’ Federation of India (EFI) releases Work From Home (WFH) Guide

    07 August 2020

    The EFI Work From Home (WFH) Guide intends to facilitate members, clients and partners to respond to the prevailing COVID 19 related crisis or for those who see it as an opportunity to replace the current jobs or co-opt WFH along with the current working pattern as a hybrid model.

  4. COVID 19

    COVID 19: Crisis action plan for women entrepreneurs in Tunisia

    07 August 2020

    The National Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs (CNFCE) of Tunisia, in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) through its project "Decent Work for Women in Egypt and Tunisia" (DWW), have devised a plan of action to address the effects of COVID-19 .

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    Child Labour

    ILO Child Labour Convention achieves universal ratification

    04 August 2020

    All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182).

  6. COVID 19

    In Nepal employers and workers sign an agreement for mutual understanding

    27 July 2020

    The ILO has managed to bring to the discussion table employers and trade unions in Nepal for the first time to bridge for their negotiation.

  7. Virtual Global Summit

    ILO Global Summit builds commitment to create better world of work after COVID-19

    13 July 2020

    Global leaders discussed strategies to ensure the world of work after the COVID-19 pandemic tackles the vulnerabilities exposed by the outbreak, including a lack of social protection, the informal economy, inequality and climate change.

  8. COVID 19

    The Federation of Kenya Employers Interventions during Covid -19

    10 July 2020

    Globally, Covid -19 pandemic has put people at great risk and adversely affected business operations. Immediately the first Covid 19 case was confirmed in Kenya in March 2020, the Government of Kenya (GoK) issued directives on safety and health. The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) issued an advisory urging members to comply with the directives to curb the spread and minimize the risk of infection of the coronavirus at the workplace. These included measures on keeping the workplace and employees safe, providing safety gear, working from home and reducing travel among others.

  9. COVID- 19

    COVID-19 forces the pace of change in employers’ and business membership organizations, says the ILO and IOE

    29 June 2020

    A new report demonstrates that representative business organizations are affected by the crisis but are nevertheless reacting, adapting and innovating quickly in order to continue to reinforce their role as advocates for a private sector led recovery.

  10. Employers Organizations

    SADC Private Sector Forum (SPSF) leaps ahead to launch the Southern Africa Development Community Labour Law Guide

    23 June 2020

    On 12 June 2020, the SADC Private Sector Forum (SPSF) launched its ground-breaking SADC Labour Law Guide (LLG), an online tool that provides up-to-date labour laws from the SADC region in one central location.