News items


  1. ILO and AUDA-NEPAD develop OSH and COVID19 Guidelines

    31 October 2020

    In fulfilment of the ILO/AUDA-NEPAD Memorandum of Understanding, the two agencies joined forces to enhance OSH capacity and mitigate impact of COVID19 in workplace. The Group of Experts, from all over Africa, as assembled by ILO and AUDA-NEPAD, produced Guidelines targeting the Food and Retail, Education, Health Care and Mining sectors, and providing guidance on Clinical Occupational health and Risk Assessment, for member states’ domestication.

  2. A time for collaboration and partnerships for building more inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies amid the COVID-19 crisis

    02 October 2020

  3. The ILO supports the National Planning Meeting of INAS

    01 October 2020

    Since 2013, the ILO has been providing financial and technical support the INAS to hold National Planning Meetings. The INAS is the executing arm of the Basic (non-contributory) Social Security programs in Mozambique.

  4. Targeted responses needed to combat youth employment crisis - ADB & ILO report

    10 September 2020

    The joint Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific report says COVID-19 has triggered a massive disruption of labour markets which has had a disproportionate impact on youth unemployment.

  5. ILO supports the Cook Islands to launch an online employment services platform

    18 August 2020

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries is delighted to support the Cook Islands Ministry of Internal Affairs to launch a new online Employment Services platform to connect businesses with job seekers. This initiative targets people most affected by the impacts of COVID-19

  6. The ILO participates in the IUCN launch of the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

    27 July 2020

  7. Bipartite Initiative to Support Redundant Workers in Micro Businesses

    30 June 2020

    The Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC )and the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) lead the implementation of a COVID19 recovery initiative called Transition to Business (T2B).

  8. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

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    UN Policy Brief: The World of Work and COVID-19

    18 June 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures.

  10. ILO participates in a webinar on nature-based solutions

    22 May 2020

  11. The 1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call draws 473 applications from nearly 100 countries

    14 May 2020

  12. ILO presents its responses to COVID-19 at Geneva Environment Dialogues

    08 May 2020

    The ILO participated in the Geneva Environment Dialogues, organized by Geneva Environment Network, to present ILO's research results on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work, as well as its guiding framework to respond to the crisis.

  13. ILO presents labour-intensive public works in Jordan

    06 May 2020

  14. Promoting decent employment for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in care

    04 May 2020

    The UN Women - ILO Joint Programme aims to promote decent work for women through inclusive growth policies and investments in the care economy. The Joint Programme stands ready to support governments and social partners in implementing gender-sensitive policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and recovery phase. In these critical times, it is a demonstration of how the United Nations as One is working towards a gender-equitable future.

  15. Global Survey on Youth & COVID-19

    27 April 2020

    To bring youth voices to the forefront of action and policy responses, the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJY) and its partners are conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth rights, with a focus on employment and education.

  16. The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in fragile settings: Peace and social cohesion at risk

    08 April 2020

  17. Employment-Intensive Investment-Programme (EIIP)'s Response to COVID-19

    07 April 2020

    Rationale for EIIP response, summary of actions, and helpful tools and guidelines for partners

  18. ILO SKILLS response to COVID-19

    02 April 2020

    Working on addressing the specific challenges faced by countries, workers, enterprises and education and training institutions by facilitating distance learning solutions and encouraging skills development within the context of the current crisis.

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    Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    09 March 2020

    Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

  20. Ministerial Session - 18th Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    02 March 2020

    Summary of the discussions at the 18th Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners held in Tunisia on September 9-13, 2019