March 2021

  1. News

    ILO presents new report on platform work to the European Parliament

    04 March 2021

February 2021

  1. News

    Guy Ryder on Euronews: Countries should work together to support digital labour platform workers

    24 February 2021

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder tells Euronews Now that the rapid growth of digital labour platforms have contributed positively to thousands of workers around the world, but that they raise enormous challenges on minimum levels of pay, social security, sick leave, occupational safety and health, and more. He calls for an international dialogue to set minimum standards and ensuring a fair level-playing field for these platforms and their workers.

  2. © Marvin Meyer 2021

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    23 February 2021

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

  3. News

    ILO joins informal EPSCO meeting on Priorities for a stronger social Europe

    22 February 2021

    Speaking to the EU Ministers for Employment and Social Policy, the ILO Director-General underlined the need to invest in people, in the institutions of work, and in the jobs of the future. He welcomed the process towards an Action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, which is of strategic importance for the recovery.

  4. News

    EU and ILO reinforce cooperation for just recovery from crisis and promote decent work

    04 February 2021

    The International Labour Organization and the European Union have reinforced their cooperation to shape the future of work and promote decent work. This will help the EU and the ILO in their responses to the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on the world of work.

  5. Press release

    Music competition launched to raise awareness of child labour

    03 February 2021

    The competition aims to harness the power of music to help combat child labour, which affects 152 million children worldwide.

January 2021

  1. Child and forced labour

    Systemic forced labour and child labour has come to an end in Uzbek cotton

    29 January 2021

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country managed to accelerate the fight against child and forced labour during the 2020 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

  2. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    COVID-19: ILO Monitor – 7th edition

    ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis

    25 January 2021

    The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.

  3. Ship to Shore Rights

    Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  4. © Jake Brewer 2021

    Child labour

    2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    15 January 2021

    Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend.