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July 2020

  1. Green Economy and COVID19

    The green economy is crucial to the COVID-19 recovery process’

    15 July 2020

    At the UN High Level Political Forum event on the Green Economy and COVID19 recovery, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder states that "we must address now the existential challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability." The ILO will play its part in building back better and greener.

  2. COVID-19 and Social protection

    Social protection a vital part of the pandemic response

    15 July 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder delivers a message to the UNDP High Level Political Forum event on #COVID19 and social protection. Social protection is a vital part of the pandemic response. Yet the majority of people around the world don't have access. Building back better means achieving social protection for all. #USP2030

  3. Blog

    My first 100 days in Baghdad under COVID-19 lockdown

    15 July 2020

    Taking up a new post in Baghdad during the pandemic posed enormous challenges, including inventing new working practices, overcoming prejudice and handling security, but it didn’t prevent the ILO’s new Country Coordinator from making progress in promoting decent work and social justice.

  4. 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.

  6. 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. ​

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.