News on informal economy

  1. ILO Monitor on the World of Work

    ILO: Labour market recovery goes into reverse

    23 May 2022

    Recovery in the global labour market is threatened by multiple and interlinked global crises, as well as increasing inequalities, according to the latest ILO report on the world of work.

  2. The ILO’s Youth Employment Action Plan (YEAP) 2020-30

    YEAP objective: To effectively make a difference in securing a better future of work for young people by promoting a human-centred, pro-youth job rich recovery from the COVID crisis, and beyond.

    10 May 2022

  3. News

    Rural women need gender equality, workplace safety

    06 April 2022

    A strong and positive occupational safety and health culture is vital built on inclusion. However, women especially in rural sectors are often left out. Developmental approaches to promoting occupational safety and health, enhancing access to training and other technical advisory services, and increasing women’s participation can help improve safety and health in the rural sectors and communities.

  4. Press release

    Gender equality through improved labour standards compliance in the Philippines

    04 April 2022

    A dialogue on gender equality and labour standards highlighted the need to strengthen efforts to promote rights at work and improve working conditions for women through social dialogue to ensure compliance with general labour standards, including occupational safety and health, and access to social protection and other existing programmes and services.

  5. Asia-Pacific labour market insights

    E-formalization: A Korean success story

    25 March 2022

    An ILO report Digital solutions and formalization: E-formalization case study on the Republic of Korea highlights the role digitalization has played in Korea’s formalization success story and provides a series of valuable experiences for other countries in the region.

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    International Women's Day

    More than 4 million women have not been able to return to work in Latin America and the Caribbean

    03 March 2022

    A high unemployment rate of 16.4 per cent, high informality, overload due to care tasks, are factors that contribute to increasing gender gaps in the labour market. A new ILO Technical Note looks at policies that can be applied to make up lost ground.

  7. Press release

    ILO, ECOP partner for responsible labour practices in rural sectors

    15 February 2022

    The ILO and ECOP bring together businesses in rural sectors of agriculture, fishing and mining to promote compliance on labour standards, occupational safety and health (OSH) and gender equality.

  8. Press release

    ILO and tripartite partners hold consultation on draft social security law in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    14 February 2022

    During the event, participants examined recommendations based on ILO’s legal assessment of the draft law.

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    Better Work programme

    Helping Women Workers Manage Cultural and Professional Barriers in Pakistan

    14 February 2022

    Female labour force participation in urban Pakistan is among the lowest in the world. In a new training, home-based women workers learn financial literacy, and perhaps most importantly, self-advocacy.

  10. UN General Assembly

    Accelerating and scaling up the SDGs, leaving no-one behind

    11 February 2022