1. ILO supports Jordan’s agricultural sector during COVID-19 pandemic

    15 June 2020

    As part of its COVID-19 response in Jordan, the ILO is working with labour committees and farm owners to raise awareness and protect agricultural workers.

  2. Shifting production to fight COVID-19 in Moldova

    15 June 2020

    Mihai Balan's small business in southern Moldova usually makes decorative souvenirs, but with the COVID-19 pandemic he shifted production to make visors for frontline health workers. Mihai Balan is a beneficiary of the ILO project "Promotion of Youth Employment", which is financed through the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account​.

  3. Joint message from the ILO and UNICEF to mark the World Day Against Child Labour

    12 June 2020

    The 2020 World Day Against Child Labour focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on Child Labour, while looking forward to the International Year on the Elimination of Child Labour, 2021. On the occasion of the World Day, a joint ILO-UNICEF paper entitled “COVID-19 and child labour: A time of crisis, a time to act” has been released. The paper looks at some of the main ways through which the pandemic is likely to affect progress towards the eradication of child labour.

  4. Statement by Mr Kameli Batiweti, CEO, Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation, on World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    11 June 2020

    Mr Kameli Batiweti, CEO, Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation shares his message on #nochildlabourday 2020. #COVID19 could result in a rise in poverty and therefore to an increase in child labour as households use every available means to survive.

  5. Statement by Mr Matin Karimli, Director ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries on World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    11 June 2020

    Mr Matin Karimli, Director - ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries shares his message on #nochildlabourday 2020. The #COVID19 crisis could lead to the first rise in child labour after 20 years of progress, according to a new brief from the ILO & UNICEF.

  6. Statement by Mr Sanaka Samarasinha - UN Resident Coordinator for the Pacific on World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    11 June 2020

    Our sincere gratitude to Sanaka Samarasinha - UN Resident Coordinator for the Pacific - for sharing his message on #nochildlabourday "In times of crisis its is important to keep the spotlight on vulnerable children and families."

  7. Statement by Hon. Parveen Bala Kumar, Minister for Employment, Productivity, Industrial Relations, Youth and Sport, The Government of Fiji on World Day Against Child Labour 2020

    11 June 2020

    In times of COVID-19, Fiji an Alliance8.7 pathfinder country is committed to provide children with the best care and protection.

  8. The ILO response to COVID-19

    10 June 2020

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – are playing a crucial role in combating the effects of the outbreak, to build a safer, healthier, and human-centred future of work with social justice for all.

  9. Joaquín Furriel: People at the centre of policies

    10 June 2020

    Actor Joaquín Furriel stresses on the need for income security and protection for all those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally.

  10. We must act now to end violence and harassment

    10 June 2020

    V an award-winning playwright, performer and activist, formerly known as Eve Ensler, spells out the devastating effects of violence on businesses, individuals, and society. She calls upon governments to ratify ILO Convention 190 addressing violence and harassment in the world of work.

  11. Build better by putting people and planet first

    09 June 2020

    Mustafa Santiago Ali, an activist for environmental justice, talks about the need for a green recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  12. People with disabilities are solution providers and co-creators during crises

    09 June 2020

    Disability-rights activist and actor Marlee Matlin talks about key steps we all can take to ensure that people with disabilities aren’t left behind in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. Together we can build a better normal.

  13. What are the policy solutions to the COVID-19 youth employment crisis?

    08 June 2020

    Even in the best of times, young people faced a tough situation in the labour market. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic they were around three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. The crisis now threatens to exacerbate existing inequalities within and between countries.

  14. On World Environment Day, ILO calls to build back better post-COVID-19

    05 June 2020

    World Environment Day 2020 falls in the midst of the worst human crisis of modern times. It reminds us that even as we work to get past COVID-19, we cannot delay action on Climate Change and environmental sustainability. Building back better means building back green.

  15. Green recovery from COVID-19

    05 June 2020

    As governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the multiple links between human health, the environment and employment have become evident. With more and better jobs, healthy and resilient societies, the future of work can meet the needs of the future generation.

  16. The COVID-19 response: Getting gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    22 May 2020

    Despite COVID-19, many women in the informal economy have continued to work, putting their health in peril, while many other women are employed in sectors at high risk of job losses or reduction in working hours. Getting gender equality right in the COVID-19 response is key to ensure the return to a better normal.

  17. Social dialogue key to combating COVID-19

    21 May 2020

    What can governments, employers and workers do to help fight Covid-19? They can work together. The ILO calls this cooperation between representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations social dialogue.

  18. Adequate sickness benefits to all

    14 May 2020

    The COVID-19 health crisis revealed important gaps in terms of entitlements to protection in case of sickness. Sickness benefits are an important part of social health protection to ensure access to health care and income security.

  19. Sectoral impact: COVID-19 and the education sector

    12 May 2020

    Teachers and schools have been creative in adopting a variety of technology-based strategies as alternatives to the traditional classroom. the reality remains that some schools and regions are better positioned than others to take advantage of resources, technological infrastructure and the education technology market to respond to the crisis in more effective and comprehensive ways.

  20. Sectoral impact: COVID-19 and public emergency services

    12 May 2020

    Public emergency services (PES) play a large role in protecting the population against coronavirus and allowing the economy to resume activities as soon as possible, but for that they need to be adequately protected against inherent risks and participate in the elaboration of prevention measures and work design.