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July 2020

  1. Opinion editorial on COVID-19 and skills development

    Why skills development is even more imperative for Indonesia

    13 July 2020

    An opinion editorial by Tauvik Muhamad and Dede Sudono, Project Manager and Project Officer, respectively, of the ILO's industry Skills for Inclusive Growth Phase-2 Project, focusing on the importance of skills development for Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 11 July.

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    COVID-19 and the maritime sector

    ILO welcomes COVID-19 seafarers’ rights agreement

    09 July 2020

    With hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea due to the pandemic, a new international agreement recognizes them as key workers who should be protected.

  3. Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration

    Standing in Solidarity with Migrants: Supporting Civil Society and other Stakeholders in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    08 July 2020

    ILO joins the UN Network on Migration calling for increased recognition for the work of workers and employers’ organizations, civil society and other actors, who are playing a key role in protecting migrant workers and those rendered most vulnerable by the pandemic and responses to it. ​

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Industry-school partnership gives better opportunity for youth to decent jobs

    06 July 2020

    The ILO’s latest survey reveals the voices of Indonesian youth on transitioning from school to work. It is already a tough challenge to make transition into decent employment for youth even in best economic times. It is even tougher during the crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. International Day of Cooperatives

    How cooperatives can help Brazil’s waste pickers build back from COVID-19

    03 July 2020

    This year’s International Day of Cooperatives on 4 July will focus on climate action. Waste pickers’ cooperatives in Brazil are examples of how cooperatives can help combat climate change, while facing the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. International Day of Cooperatives

    The role of Cooperatives and SSE in the COVID-19 response

    03 July 2020

    Cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy (SSE) enterprises around the world are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In responding to this crisis, they have provided essential assistance to their members, adapted their services, connecting people in need of support with local governments and social partners.

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    Blog

    Let’s talk openly about mental health in the workplace

    03 July 2020

    With so many workers suffering the psychological consequences of the pandemic, mental health cannot remain a taboo.

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    International Day of Cooperatives

    ILO Director-General’s statement for the International Day of Cooperatives 2020

    03 July 2020

    The 2020 International Day of Cooperatives is marked on Saturday 4 July under the theme "Cooperatives for Climate Action" which is closely linked to SDG13. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a statement.

June 2020

  1. Syria: IV Brussels Conference

    Statement by the ILO Director-General to the Brussels IV Conference supporting Syria and the region

    30 June 2020

    “Let us focus on building back better with a human-centred approach with and for refugees and their host communities,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has said to the Brussels IV Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, convened by the EU.

  2. COVID-19 and the Workers' Organisations

    COVID-19 Pandemic and Migrant workers: the experience from Africa...

    30 June 2020

    Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Joel Odigie from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Africa and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the region.