News on informal economy

  1. News

    The ILO holds a virtual validation workshop to discuss the report on informality in refugee settlements and host communities in Nakivale and Rhino Camp, Uganda

    26 July 2021

    On 8 July 2021, a draft version of the report “Diagnosis on informality in targeted intervention areas of the PROSPECTS programme in Uganda” was discussed in a multi-stakeholder validation workshop. The report intends to assess drivers of informality in refugee settlements and host communities in Nakivale in the southwestern part of the country and Rhino Camp in West Nile to identify opportunities to improve working conditions and reduce informality among these target groups.

  2. Informal Economy

    Tonga’s first ever tapa trade show to commence in August

    22 July 2021

    The newly-formed Tonga National Tapa-making Workers' Association [TNTWA] plans to inaugurate the association with the country’s first-ever Tapa Trade Show. Organized in partnership with the Tonga Public Service Association, TNTWA was formed through the support of the UN’s Informal Economies Recovery Project. The trade show is expected to be the first of an annual quarterly calendar, aimed at boosting members’ income flow.

  3. Informal Economy

    Cainton Milroy – One Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur’s Mission to Digitalize Vanuatu

    22 July 2021

    This month we sat down with Informal Economies Recovery Project partner, Cainton Milroy – an ambitious young software engineer, entrepreneur and self-confessed coffee addict from Vanuatu. He spoke to us about his role in organizing Vanuatu’s first ever e-commerce symposium; why digitalization is the future of small business success, and what his hopes are for his country – the most disaster-prone nation on the planet. Interviewer: Sanya Ruggiero

  4. Informal Economy

    Informal sector workers in Vanuatu to have a voice

    22 July 2021

    An initiative led by the Vanuatu Association of Public Employees Trade Union (VAPSE) and the Vanuatu National Workers Union (VNWU), aims to formalise existing informal sector associations, particularly those in the creative and agriculture sectors, on Santo and the Northern Provinces of Vanuatu.

  5. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    ILO statement for the July edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    22 July 2021

    Director ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries, Mr. Matin Karimli

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    ILO: At least 23 million people have transitioned to teleworking in Latin America and the Caribbean

    05 July 2021

    During the pandemic, teleworking enabled the continuity of businesses and jobs. It was an unexpected leap into the future of work that has opened a scenario of opportunities and challenges for the region, the ILO said today.

  7. News

    ILO COOP participates in a webinar on women’s collective entrepreneurship

    01 July 2021

    The webinar, organized by SEWA, IMAGO Global Grassroots and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations focused on women’s collective enterprises and building an enterprises support system.

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    G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    G20 ministers recommit to human-centred roadmap out of crisis

    23 June 2021

    The Declaration issued at the conclusion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Italy echoes the ILO Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery, adopted by delegates at the June session of the 2021 International Labour Conference.

  9. News

    Knowledge sharing workshop: Facilitating formalization through simplified registration statutes for the self-employed

    23 June 2021

  10. Press release

    2nd Seminar on Social Security for Workers in Non-standard Forms of Employment

    16 June 2021