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October 2021

  1. UN Day

    ILO calls for global solidarity to build peaceful and sustainable future

    22 October 2021

    The world is faced by its biggest crises since the United Nations was established in 1945. A global pandemic and a climate emergency. It is humanity’s common agenda to address both and secure a resilient recovery for people and planet. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls on all countries to work together for a more equitable, peaceful and sustainable future.

  2. © Scottish Government 2021

    Energy transition

    Renewable energy jobs have reached 12 million globally

    21 October 2021

    Ahead of COP26, a report by IRENA and ILO underscores the jobs potential of an ambitious climate strategy and calls for comprehensive policies in support of a just transition to a greener future.

  3. Occupational safety and health

    Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

    21 October 2021

    A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.

  4. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2021

    Media Advisory

    ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on labour markets

    20 October 2021

  5. Employment policy

    ILO launches new online database on employment policies and strategies to promote an inclusive job-rich recovery

    19 October 2021

    The online platform will serve as a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.

  6. © Lisa Marie David / IMF 2021

    Energy transition

    IRENA and ILO work together for a just and inclusive transition to a sustainable energy future

    18 October 2021

    The organizations step up their efforts to work for a sustainable energy future that promotes decent work for all.

  7. Asia-Pacific labour market insights

    Labour productivity trends in Asia and the Pacific highlight uneven COVID-19 impacts

    18 October 2021

    Enhanced labour productivity is key to boost living standards and is prioritized in the Sustainable Development Goals. In Asia and the Pacific, growth in labour productivity has been instrumental in reducing poverty in recent decades.

  8. © M. Crozet / ILO 2021

    The Future of Work Podcast

    Rural women don’t want charity, they want to feel empowered

    15 October 2021

    Every year, on 15 October, the world celebrates the International Day of Rural Women, recognizing the critical role played by women in rural areas. This year the International Day recognizes their contribution to enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. Listen to our latest podcast.

  9. © Mark Chaves / Unsplash 2021

    Annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group

    ILO: The world needs a global accelerator for jobs and social protection

    14 October 2021

    In a statement to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned of a two-track recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and emphasized the need to increase investments in universal social protection, decent work and a just green transition. 

  10. Measurement of women and men’s work

    What to know when comparing data on women and men’s work

    13 October 2021

    An accurate measurement of women and men’s work is not straightforward. New guidance from the ILO and World Bank, based on a study done in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), aims to improve data collection for more reliable and meaningful results.