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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Protecting Workers in the Informal Economy during COVID-19 Pandemic

    30 April 2020

    The global Coronavirus pandemic is profoundly affecting the world of work.What do workers in the informal need and how can policy makers protect their lives and livelihoods? Learn more here...

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    COVID-19: What role for Workers' Organizations?

    17 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak is the most severe crisis facing the world since the Second World War. It is not just a public health issue, but causing massive disruptions in the world of work. Workers’ organizations have a crucial role in combating the outbreak. Discover how...​

  5. A day in the life of an Ethiopian garment worker

    08 January 2020


  1. ILO adopts Abidjan Declaration

    06 December 2019

    The ILO's 14th Africa Regional Meeting has concluded with the adoption of a new declaration calling for investment in decent job creation, the institutions of work and sustainable growth in order to achieve a human-centred future of work in Africa.

  2. 14th African Regional Meeting of the ILO - Best of Opening Day

    03 December 2019

    Relive the excitement of the 14th African Regional Meeting Open Day, as workers, employers and government representatives from 54 countries gathered in Abidjan to chart a course towards a future with decent work.

  3. 14th African Regional Meeting: 60 years of the ILO in Africa

    03 December 2019

    At four-yearly intervals, the African Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization brings together the political, economic and social actors from countries of the region. This 14th African Regional Meeting takes place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to set the agenda for the next decade of the ILO in Africa.

  4. Future of Trade Unions: the experience from South Africa

    22 October 2019

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of changes in particular driven by technological development, climate change, demographic shifts and Globalization. In this context, what could be the future of trade unions? Bheki Ntshalitshali, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) shares his views on this challenge during the Symposium on the Future of Work organised in Geneva from 7 to 8 October 2019.

  5. Fast Forward: The Future of Work - Youth Dialogue in Zimbabwe

    03 October 2019

    As the ILO celebrates its 100 years of existence, Offices across the world have lined up a series of events. In Zimbabwe, a Youth Dialogue on the Future of Work, one among five lined-up activities, took place at the 8th edition of the Green Expo 2019, an annual event organised by Zimbabwe Sunshine Group in partnership with Zimbabwe Agricultural Society and hosted at the Harare Show Grounds.