Press releases

October 2021

  1. Press release

    The Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI) Seeks the Support of Lead Buyers to Extend SCORE Training to other parts of Ghana (ILO)

    12 October 2021

    ‘’On 29 September, 2021, the MDPI held a breakfast meeting to mobilise support from Lead Buyers to extend SCORE Training to many more enterprises nationwide’’.

  2. UN General Assembly

    The UN’s High-Level Meeting on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication

    07 October 2021

    Secretary-General António Guterres convened a high-level meeting on jobs and social protection for poverty eradication under the aegis of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), supported by the ILO, during the United Nations General Assembly 76th session on September 28

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    Occupational safety and health

    Seafarers desperately need prompt access to medical care say ILO and International Maritime Organization

    06 October 2021

    With hundreds of thousands of seafarers unable to disembark due to COVID-19 restrictions, a joint statement issued by the two organizations says the issue of medical care for seafarers is ‘a matter of life or death’.

  4. Trade and decent work

    New publications strengthen ties between trade policy and decent work

    04 October 2021

    Two new publications aim to encourage a socially just, human-centred approach in the assessment of links between trade and the labour market.

  5. Press release

    International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) partner to eliminate child labour through school improvements and access to education

    01 October 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) have entered into a new partnership to accelerate the fight against child labour in Malawi through school improvements and better access to education. The partnership, valued at more than MWK 150 million (circa. USD 185,000), has been established under the ILO ‘ACCEL Africa’ project, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands. The project aims at accelerating the elimination of child labour in global supply chains in Africa. The new partnership provides for ILO technical and financial support to TUM for school improvements and better access to education for child labourers and children at risk of child labour in tea and coffee growing communities in five districts in the country, namely Chitipa, Mulanje, Mzimba, Ntchisi and Thyolo.

September 2021

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    UN General Assembly

    UN Secretary-General calls for accelerated action on jobs and social protection

    28 September 2021

    Deeply diverging recoveries threaten to undermine trust and solidarity and make the world more vulnerable to future crises, including climate change. In response the UN and ILO have established a ‘Global Accelerator’ to help ensure global financing to create 400 million jobs and extend social protection to 4 billion people currently without coverage.

  2. Press release

    ILO and its partners offer free COVID-19 risk assessment service to enhance workplace safety and business continuity

    28 September 2021

    The ILO and its partners develop COVID-19 risk assessment service to support business continuity, workplace resilience and workers protection. The assessment is based on the national guidelines and the occupational safety and health (OSH) principles.

  3. Press release

    ILO holds training workshop on Occupational Safety and Health for social partners in Iraq

    27 September 2021

    The workshop aimed to strengthen the role of employers' and workers' organizations in the field of OSH, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Press release

    Changes in Jordan’s work permit regulations for Syrian refugees contribute to decent work – ILO, FAFO report

    26 September 2021

    Findings of a new report which analyses changes in work permit regulations in Jordan since 2016 show a clear positive impact with respect to improving decent working conditions for Syrian workers in the country.

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    21st Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour

    ILO warns of a recovery with high unemployment and worrying informality in Latin America and the Caribbean

    24 September 2021

    At the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour, the Director-General of the ILO said that it is necessary to move towards a sustainable and resilient inclusive recovery in the face of a pandemic that “has brought the world of work to its knees”.