Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. An update on the youth labour market impact of the COVID-19 crisis

    02 June 2021

    This statistical brief provides an update on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on youth in terms of employment, unemployment, NEET and inactivity trends, highlighting the differences between youth and adults (aged 25 and above), along with gender disparities. The brief also underscores the need for an integrated and multi-dimensional employment policy, which is based on continuing broader support to the economy and labour market, along with specific measures targeting the most vulnerable youth.

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

    02 June 2021

    In 2020, an estimated 8.8 per cent of total working hours were lost – the equivalent of the hours worked in one year by 255 million full-time workers. This summary indicator captures the various channels through which the pandemic has affected labour markets.

  3. Business and COVID-19

    01 June 2021

  4. Global Wage Report 2020-21: Factsheet for the European Union

    21 May 2021

    This factsheet provides key findings for the European Union from the ILO flagship Global Wage Report 2020-21

  5. Indigenous peoples in a changing world of work: Exploring indigenous peoples’ economic and social rights through the Indigenous Navigator

    17 May 2021

  6. Tourism: An opportunity to rethink the future of the industry

    04 May 2021

    Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. Women, youth, and workers in the informal economy are the most at risk from tourism sector job losses and business closures. Building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how it contributes to the lives of 300 million workers worldwide.

  7. Good practice in workplaces against COVID-19

    28 April 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of building a sound and resilient Occupational Safety and Health system to protect workers. This video shows examples of good practice by governments, employers and workers in Asia and the Pacific region.

  8. We need a strong, resilient occupational safety and health environment

    27 April 2021

    Safety and Health in the workplace has been massively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A strong, resilient, occupational safety and health environment is vital for crisis recovery and prevention says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder in a video message to mark World Day for Safety and Health and Work.

  9. Take action to build resilient occupational safety and health systems

    27 April 2021

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 the ILO calls for action and investment for a better future of work with safe and healthy work places.

  10. Flyer for Introducing the "Peace and Conflict Analysis – Guidance for ILO’s programming in fragile and conflict-affected contexts"

    27 April 2021

  11. Occupational safety and health and COVID-19: What lessons have we learned?

    27 April 2021

    To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021, the International Labour Organization has assessed the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Its report calls for sound and resilient occupational safety and health systems that are able to withstand future emergencies. Expert Manal Azzi answers key questions on the report.

  12. Protecting workers: occupational safety and health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    17 April 2021

    Rapid Needs Assessment & Response Plans: Preparation Guidelines for Country Level Interventions

  13. ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus) - Version 3.0

    14 April 2021

    FAQ - Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, and guidance from the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations
    (13 April 2021 - Version 3.0)

  14. COVID-19 and multinational enterprises: Impacts on FDI, trade and decent work in Asia and the Pacific

    08 April 2021

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their supply chains have been heavily affected by the COVID-19 crisis, with millions of workers suffering adverse impacts. This brief provides evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on FDI and trade in Asia and the Pacific. The brief also discusses the impact on MNEs and decent work and highlights how social dialogue can inform the design and implementation of policies to ensure a human-centred recovery.

  15. Protect the mental health of health and care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

    07 April 2021

    Health and care workers have been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. It has resulted in heavier workloads and longer working hours, with insufficient time for rest and recuperation while continuously being exposed to the risk of infection. In addition, many face violence, harassment and stigmatization as they try to do their jobs. All this is taking a toll on health workers’ mental health and wellbeing.

  16. Recovering towards a human-centred future of work in Asia and the Pacific

    01 April 2021

    As the COVID-19 crisis lengthens and continues to impact on labour markets, countries have the potential to think big in efforts to revitalize their sustainable growth objectives and push forth durable solutions that will promote a fair, inclusive and secure future of work. This short document summarizes the elements of the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work that can help governments and social partners to navigate the crisis towards a human-centred future of work.

  17. From potential to practice: Preliminary findings on the numbers of workers working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

    31 March 2021

  18. Celebrity voices, true stories of modern slavery

    31 March 2021

    More than 50 countries have now ratified the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, meeting the target set for the 50 for Freedom campaign, which urges governments to take action on forced labour. Since the campaign was launched, a number of celebrity advocates have told the harrowing stories of people trapped in modern slavery in order to raise awareness of the issue. Listen to some of their stories.

  19. Key findings: Skills development in the time of COVID-19: Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training

    26 March 2021

  20. COVID-19 heroes of the road

    19 March 2021

    The road transport industry has been badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis, including its truck drivers. Urgent action is critical, to address the industry’s decent work and liquidity concerns.