How employment services can support a post-pandemic jobs recovery
22 March 2023
If you are out of work looking for a job or an employer looking to fill a job vacancy, who can help? Explore this InfoStory to discover how employment services can support people and governments respond to economic crisis.
Why are key workers undervalued?
17 March 2023
The COVID-19 crisis showed how much we all rely on key workers, yet it also exposed the poor working conditions they often face. How can we ensure that these essential workers are decently treated?
World Employment and Social Outlook
Ensure decent work for key workers
15 March 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how societies have undervalued essential workers, as well as the importance of giving such workers adequate pay and decent working conditions.
The current state of the global labour market: Implications for achieving the Global Goals
13 March 2023
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. But with the COVID-19 pandemic upending the global labour market in recent years, progress towards achieving these goals has been disrupted. From rising unemployment and informal work to slowing productivity growth and persistent gender inequalities, the pandemic has highlighted the need for urgent action to build a more resilient and equitable world of work.
How to achieve gender equality in global garment supply chains
10 March 2023
Global supply chains are a key entry point for women to enter the formal workforce, but serious decent work deficits remain prevalent, including discrimination, violence and harassment. Find out how a more equitable set of policies and actions could help the garment industry drive inclusive economic growth.
ILO to release new analysis on key workers
09 March 2023
Promotion of social dialogue
Bipartite dialogues improve productivity of the palm oil industry and make business more resilient
22 February 2023
Upholding the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining is found to be a foundation for improving productivity and increasing number of workers joining trade unions that lead to the advanced protection of workers’ rights in palm oil sector.
Employers’ and workers’ organizations of the palm oil sector join forces to promote bipartite cooperation through social dialogues
16 February 2023
The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) and the Indonesian Trade Union Network for Palm Oil (JAPBUSI) sign a Joint Declaration to address decent work deficits in the sector, promote labour compliance and enhance the image of Indonesia’s palm oil industry for sustainability.
Amid crisis there is reason to hope – if we come together to pursue social justice
01 February 2023
In a blog for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, ILO Director-General calls for more international cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals and greater social justice.
COVID-19 and transport workers
Recommendations adopted by heads of UN agencies and sectoral organizations to protect transport workers in future health emergencies
25 January 2023
A Joint Action Group, set up to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain, encourages all actors to apply internationally agreed protocols and standards and take proactive and concrete actions for future emergencies.
WESO Trends 2023
Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs
16 January 2023
Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.
Working time around the world
Flexible working hours can benefit work-life balance, businesses and productivity
06 January 2023
According to a new ILO report, innovative working time arrangements, such as those introduced during the COVID-19 crisis, can bring benefits for economies, businesses and workers, including greater productivity and improved work-life balance.
Working time around the world
ILO to release report on working time, working hours and work-life balance
04 January 2023
Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan
27 December 2022
The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.
Jordan launches first ILO SCORE Training programme in the Middle East
21 December 2022
The training is set to improve SMEs’ productivity and working conditions in the agri-food sector in the country.