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September 2020

  1. Equal pay

    Prioritize pay equity in COVID-19 recovery

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition says governments need to take action to close the pay gap between women and men.

  2. Gender equality and COVID-19

    Gender diversity is good for business says new ILO survey in the Philippines

    18 September 2020

    A country survey jointly conducted in the Philippines by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Australian initiative “Investing in Women” recognizes the benefits of gender diversity on business and provides recommendations to better integrate and leverage the female talent pipeline.

  3. © Asian Development Bank 2020

    Social protection

    ILO: Developing countries should invest US$1.2 trillion to guarantee basic social protection

    17 September 2020

    Closing the coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing says a new ILO study.

  4. Media advisory

    ILO to release new analysis of effects of COVID-19 on labour income and markets

    16 September 2020

  5. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Stranded seafarers: A “humanitarian crisis”

    15 September 2020

    ILO and other UN bodies want member States to take urgent action to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers left stranded by COVID-19 restrictions.

  6. Labour migration

    ILO launches sixth Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    15 September 2020

    This year, the participants are encouraged to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families.

  7. © G20 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusive, employment-focused recovery from COVID-19 crisis

    10 September 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting Declaration puts the focus on decent work, women and youth.

  8. © Natallia Rak 2020

    Human rights

    ILO calls on Belarus President to respect workers’ rights and freedoms amid protests

    09 September 2020

    International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, expresses deep concern about the detention and arrest of trade unionists in Belarus.

  9. © dpu-ucl 2020

    Climate Action for Jobs Initiative

    New Climate Action for Jobs Board calls for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    09 September 2020

    Labour and environment ministers, employers’ and workers’ leaders, and UN and development bank representatives have set in motion an “Alliance for a decade of action” on climate change, decent jobs and social justice.

  10. Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme

    ILO and German officials meet Beirut blast clear-up workers

    08 September 2020

    Workers mobilized as part of the ILO’s Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme are contributing to the city-wide clear-up operation.