Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. How can the ILO contribute towards trade union revitalization?

    24 March 2022

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has opened new opportunities for trade union revitalization. Discover how can the ILO contribute towards the strengthening of trade union movement around the world.

  2. Princess Sarah Culberson: Invest in the care economy for a better gender equal world

    11 March 2022

    In celebrating International Women's Week, author, humanitarian and global public speaker, Princess Sarah Culberson of Sierra Leone, joins the ILO to call on countries to invest in the care economy and transformative policies to shape a better future and achieve the SDGs in 2030.

  3. Tackling the Socio-Economic Consequences of COVID-19 on Migrants and their Communities: Why Integration Matters

    31 January 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-economic downturn it has caused have had disproportionate impacts on migrants, many of whom were stranded without work or social protection in countries of destination, or forced to return to countries of origin where they struggled to reintegrate. However, some countries undertook special measures to ensure that migrants were included in COVID-19 socioeconomic responses, extending protection and addressing the vulnerabilities migrants faced.

  4. Guidance on occupational safety and health for domestic workers and employers to prevent and mitigate COVID-19

    21 January 2022

  5. ILO World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO): Trends 2022 – The report in short

    17 January 2022

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have significant effects on global labour markets, the ILO warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, and highlights stark differences in the impact the crisis is having across groups of workers and countries.

  6. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022

    17 January 2022

    This ILO flagship report details the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world of work.

  7. How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing business: A Literature Review

    11 January 2022

    To better support our constituents, we need to understand the on-going changes caused by Covid -19. This paper is structured around three main elements: the workforce; the workspace; and wellbeing. We hope this will help employer and business membership organizations as well as individual businesses, achieving stronger recoveries, greater resilience and growth.

  8. Asian garment and textile industry seeks path to bright and sustainable future (ILO meeting highlights, 18-20 October 2021)

    03 January 2022

    The ILO convened a tripartite forum to discuss challenges and opportunities for the Asian garment sector in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and long-standing trends reshaping the supply chain.

  9. From policy to results: Guidelines for implementation of national employment policies

    07 December 2021

    These Guidelines aim to support ILO’s member States in designing and implementing integrated national employment policies. They suggest a comprehensive framework of implementation and a range of tools and methodologies which covers the whole NEPs process systematically from policy design to policy results.

  10. Ady Barkan and Bradley Whitford: Raise your voice for disability inclusion

    03 December 2021

    On international Day of Persons with Disabilities, lawyer and activist Ady Barkan, and actor and producer, Bradley Whitford show solidarity with the ILO to call on countries to uphold the rights and improve inclusion of persons with disabilities.

  11. Celebrity voices, true stories of modern slavery

    02 December 2021

    Celebrity advocates voice the harrowing stories of people trapped in forced labour, to raise awareness of the issue and support the campaign to eliminate modern slavery in all its forms.

  12. Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 25): Policies to protect labour relations and hiring subsidies amid the COVID-19 pandemic

    30 November 2021

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) analyses the effects of the crisis caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the region’s labour markets during 2020 and 2021, and they stress the importance of the policies implemented by countries to mitigate this impact.

  13. INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FACTORS FOR SME SUCCESS. What EBMOs should know to promote more competitive enterprises.

    25 November 2021

    The Covid-19 crisis revealed that many SMEs were not prepared to deal with such a crisis. The key to resilience will be to understand the main internal characteristics of successful SMEs and also to look at the external success factors associated with the global business environment in order to design and implement public policy aimed at promoting the creation of business development services or public policies in favour of SME development. With this research, the ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities aims to contribute to this reflection.

  14. Skills and lifelong learning: Four key questions at the International Labour Conference

    23 November 2021

    Skills and lifelong learning have become ever more important as the world of work transforms rapidly, including due to changes caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The issue will be discussed during the second segment of the 109th International Labour Conference. Find out about the four key questions on skills that will be examined at the Conference.

  15. Why inequality is in the spotlight at the International Labour Conference

    23 November 2021

    Inequality is on the agenda of the second segment of the 109th International Labour Conference. It’s an issue that’s been at the heart of the ILO mandate since it was founded. So why is it being examined now? How can the world of work help reduce inequalities? And what’s the aim of the discussion?

  16. Locked down and in limbo: The global impact of COVID-19 on migrant worker rights and recruitment

    22 November 2021

    This report provides a global overview of the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers – with a focus on recruitment – drawing on rapid assessments conducted by the ILO in early-mid 2020.

  17. Covid-19, Collective Bargaining and Social Dialogue

    18 November 2021

    This report attempts to shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the process and outcomes of collective bargaining in particular and social dialogue more generally. It is based upon the responses of more than 200 trade union officials to an online global survey carried out between March and May of 2021 and includes the insights of frontline union negotiators who were subjected to in-depth interviews by the authors.

  18. © ILO 2022

    COVID-19 pandemic: What priorities for Trade Unions?

    16 November 2021

    The 2021 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape the COVID-19 responses policies and build a human-centred recovery from the pandemic. The journal reveals key findings on various topics of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better. Discover three priorities stressed by the Journal for trade unions…

  19. Macroeconomic policy responses to the COVID crisis in emerging market and developing economies: Current outcomes and evolving challenges

    15 November 2021

    Background paper for the Global Employment Policy Review (GEPR), Second edition (forthcoming).

  20. Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families: Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners

    08 November 2021

    This new ILO global Guide provides an overview of policy options and country practices to extend social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families.