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  1. Euronews

    Coronavirus: Nearly half of world’s workers risk losing their livelihoods

    29 April 2020

  2. TRT World

    ILO calls on governments to urgently extend bailout packages

    29 April 2020

  3. Video

    Disability-inclusive Social Protection response to COVID-19 crisis

    27 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and its related socioeconomic consequences magnify obstacles and inequalities. Persons with disabilities are in many ways more exposed to the crisis. Social protection, which, at any point in time, is critical for persons with disabilities, has proven to be a crucial vector of relief in the recent weeks. This brief presents several elements that can help make the most of the social protection systems response to COVID-19 to support persons with disabilities.

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    COVID-19 and the World of Work

    COVID-19: What role for Workers' Organizations?

    17 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak is the most severe crisis facing the world since the Second World War. It is not just a public health issue, but causing massive disruptions in the world of work. Workers’ organizations have a crucial role in combating the outbreak. Discover how...​

  5. Poster

    Poster for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020

    15 April 2020

  6. ABS-CBN News

    Virus lockdowns cut work hours of 195 million worldwide: ILO

    14 April 2020

  7. China Global Television Network

    ILO predicts loss of 195 million jobs due to COVID-19

    08 April 2020

  8. TRT World, Money Talks

    COVID-19 pandemic to cost equivalent of 195 million jobs, says ILO

    07 April 2020

  9. © France 24 2024

    France 24

    1.25 billion workers see livelihoods threatened by COVID-19, says ILO

    07 April 2020

  10. COVID-19:  Stimulating the economy and labour demand

    The need to scale up investment in health workforces

    03 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 crisis puts pressure on health services across the globe, new data from the ILO’s Department of Statistics highlights the already existing shortages of health workers.

  11. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    Five things SMEs need to survive COVID-19

    03 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has hit Small and Medium Enterprises and their workers hard. So what do SMEs need and what has worked in previous calamities to help them survive? Here are our top five policy options.

  12. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Occupational safety and health tips for workplaces

    02 April 2020

    Adequate safety and health measures at work can play a crucial role in containing the spread of the disease, while protecting workers and society at large. Governments, employers and workers all have a role to play in tackling COVID-19 crisis, and their collaboration is key.

  13. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    The impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in the world of work

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  14. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Ergonomic tips when teleworking

    30 March 2020

    ILO's Occupational Safety and Health coordinator, Eloy Alonso-Maestre shares tips on teleworking, including how to improve the ergonomics in your workspace.

  15. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Why International Labour Standards matter in a public health crisis

    27 March 2020

    The International Labour Organization maintains a system of international labour standards aimed at promoting opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. In the context of the crisis response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they provide a tried-and-trusted foundation for policy responses that focus on a recovery that is sustainable and equitable.

  16. Euronews

    Independent workers and the self-employed need additional support, says ILO

    23 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks about the importance of governments working together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for more support for the most vulnerable workers.

  17. ABS-CBN News

    The role of government and the social partners is critical to mitigate impact of COVID-19, says ILO

    22 March 2020

    Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO's Research Department OIC, talks to news broadcaster ABS-CBN News in the Philippines about the impact COVID-19 is having on the world of work.

  18. Poster

    Postcard - Safe and healthy working environments free from violence and harassment

    19 March 2020

  19. CNN - Quest Means Business

    Up to 24.7 million jobs could be lost globally due to COVID-19 pandemic, says ILO

    18 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the world of work and what action needs to be taken to protect workers and business.

  20. BBC World News

    International cooperation is missing from policy response to COVID-19, says ILO Director-General

    18 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks to BBC World News about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the world of work, and what action needs to be taken to protect workers and business.