News on Least developed countries

May 2021

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    Media advisory

    ILO to release new analysis of labour market and social trends

    21 May 2021

April 2021

  1. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF Development Committee

    COVID-19 recovery must be human-centred

    09 April 2021

    To be effective, we need a global response that is addresses poverty and inequalities, promotes social dialogue, strengthens the institutions of work and supports social justice, the ILO’s Director-General said.

  2. Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    COVID-19 strategies must invest in human-centred recovery, ILO tells World Bank/IMF

    09 April 2021

    Economic and social recovery from the pandemic will require policies that promote decent work, address poverty and inequalities, and encourage a green recovery, the ILO’s Director-General has said in statements to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings.

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    We need a just transition and a green recovery from COVID-19

    08 April 2021

    To be effective, pandemic recovery strategies must be as human-centred in their impact as the effects of the crisis itself have been, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told the IMF Committee.

March 2021

  1. News

    Joint UNTFSSE-SEE event in the framework of European Social Economy Summit

    29 March 2021

    Social Economy Europe and the UN Taskforce on Social and Solidarity Economy will co-organise the event “Social and Solidarity Economy: leading the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the contribution to a fair recovery”.

  2. National Social Dialogue Conference, Occupied Palestinian Territory

    A better future for Palestinians

    03 March 2021

    Prioritizing employment, workers’ rights, social protection and social dialogue will be essential if Palestinians are to create a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 that is sustainable and inclusive, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told Palestinian tripartite constituents.

December 2020

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    Global Wage Report 2020-21

    COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds

    02 December 2020

    Even before the COVID pandemic hit, hundreds of millions of workers worldwide were being paid less than the minimum wage.

  2. ILO, UNICEF and Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors joint press release

    The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, the ILO and UNICEF join forces to expand social protection for all through sustainable financing

    01 December 2020

    Joint programme on improving synergies between social protection and public finance management

  3. ILO, UNICEF and Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors joint press release

    The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, the ILO and UNICEF join forces to expand social protection for all through sustainable financing

    01 December 2020

    Joint programme on improving synergies between social protection and public finance management

October 2020

  1. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2024

    Rights at work

    Fundamental rights at work can help build back better from COVID-19

    28 October 2020

    Core work-related rights and principles can play a vital role in recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and help build back a better, more equitable, world of work, according to a new ILO paper.

  2. Joint Sida-ILO-UNHCR Workshop

    Putting Nexus into Practice: Using and Developing Markets to Promote Livelihoods and Decent Work in Fragile Contexts

    21 October 2020

    How ILO and UNHCR Went from Talk to Walk Using a Joint Approach for Inclusive Market Systems