COVID-19 and the world of work

Events

Online events and webinars connecting participants from across the world of work to discuss key ïssues relating to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its policy responses.
  1. Building better: Evidence-based decent work policies and COVID-19 implications

    1 July 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic and its short- and long-term implications has turned the world of work upside down. In order to have human-centered approach to recovering and building better, there is a need for greater institutional capacity development of employers, workers and governments in dealing with labour market and employment challenges. This training will provide constituents with solutions to tackle labour market challenges by using tools for promoting evidence-based policy making. These principal tools are primarily technical cooperation, research assistance, social dialogue, standards setting and capacity building (with various training methodologies). The aim of this training is to build capacities of ILO’s tripartite constituents using case studies, research papers, guidelines, publicly available online ILO data, other data and information sources for robust and comprehensive policy making for labour market policies in a post-COVID-19 era. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  2. Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Systems

    28 April 2021

    JOIN US in the global launch of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021.

  3. Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises - Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health Systems

    28 April 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many effects it has had on the world of work. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.

  4. Africa regional launch of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative and “the social dimension of the ecological transition” project

    21 April 2021

    In the context of the ILO’s Green Week and this year’s Earth Day, the ILO and its tripartite constituents will host a regional launch of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative. The event will also launch the social dimension of the ecological transition project on advancing climate action, a just transition, and decent work in Africa.

  5. ILO Green Week

    19 - 23 April 2021

    As the world grapples with the devastating economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, we ask: How can we build back better? How can we build back greener? Join innovators, business leaders, policy experts and environmental practitioners from around the globe to explore what a green future of work could look like, and how we can get there.

  6. From crisis to opportunity for sustainable peace

    14 April 2021

    A joint perspective on responding to the health, employment, and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19.

  7. Employment, resilience and social cohesion: Success stories and challenges of labour market access for refugees and host communities

    25 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF are organizing a side event to the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  8. The nexus between livelihoods, protection and women’s empowerment – Syrian refugees

    22 March 2021

    A side event to the 5th Brussels Conference, organised by UN Women, ILO and UNHCR examined how international and national partners are working to support the empowerment of Syrian refugee women across the region, focusing on their access to decent work & livelihoods, safety and well-being.

  9. Panel discussion on countering the regressive impact of COVID-19 on gender equality

    8 March 2021

    On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, the ILO pays tribute to the tremendous efforts made by women in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. Vision Zero Fund High Level Forum - 2021 and Beyond: Collective Action for Safe and Healthy Supply Chains

    23 - 25 February 2021