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2022

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    ILO World of Work Summit to discuss how to tackle multiple global crises

    08 June 2022

    International Labour Conference to host major summit on the world of work response to food, energy and financial crises.

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    ‘Just transition’ policies targeting key regions vital to support coal phase out in Southeast Asia

    24 May 2022

    Coal is the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and its rapid phasing out is essential to limit global warming to 1.5°C. A new ILO report highlights need for ‘Just transition hotspots’ to ensure human-centred transition away from coal in Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

  3. ILO, DOLE ink agreement to help workers return to work safely and digitally

    17 May 2022

    A new deal with the ILO and DOLE aims to boost over 30,000 workers’ productivity in COVID-19 and typhoon-hit areas with the support of the Government of Japan.

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    Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

  5. ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ attitude hampering COVID recovery for fishers and seafood processors in South-East Asia

    19 April 2022

    New ILO-Cornell brief finds that exclusion from pandemic relief measures and social protection schemes hits migrant fisheries workers hard.

  6. 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.

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    New guide offers insights to business on employing people with disability in the Asia-Pacific region

    30 March 2022

    Updated ILO resource aims to help companies looking to provide accessible and supportive workplaces.

  8. New Director-General of the International Labour Organization elected

    25 March 2022

    The ILO Governing Body has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General, who will take office in October 2022.

  9. ILO and DOLE spearhead stakeholders’ consultation on the new Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) in the Philippines, in collaboration with IOM, UN Women and UN Migration Network

    03 March 2022

    The consultation series is supported by the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme, the IOM-ILO-UN Women BRIDGE Programme, and the UN Migration Network in the Philippines.

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    ILO Global Forum concludes with renewed commitments to a recovery that puts people first

    25 February 2022

    The International Labour Organization is strengthening its collaboration with several multilateral system agencies to urgently address the inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, within and between countries.

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    Move beyond ambition to action, urges ILO Director-General

    22 February 2022

    The Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery, organized by the International Labour Organization, opened with a plea by the ILO Director-General for the international community to take action to address the ‘dangerous inequalities’ exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic within and among countries.

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    ILO to host a global forum for a human-centred Recovery

    18 February 2022

    Concrete actions to be put forward for a human-centred pandemic recovery.

  13. 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.

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    ILO releases the 2022 report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    10 February 2022

  15. ILO: 2.2 million workers affected by Typhoon Odette in the Philippines

    14 January 2022

    One month since Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) hit the Philippines, a new ILO assessment reveals nearly 2.2 million workers have been directly affected.

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    ILO to release new analysis of labour market and social trends

    11 January 2022

    The ILO will publish a new edition of its "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022" (WESO Trends), which looks at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global labour market, as it enters its third year.

2021

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    ILO research highlights massive COVID-19 impact on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 November 2021

    Asia–Pacific tourism industry left reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.

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    UN Secretary-General calls for accelerated action on jobs and social protection

    28 September 2021

    Deeply diverging recoveries threaten to undermine trust and solidarity and make the world more vulnerable to future crises, including climate change. In response the UN and ILO have established a ‘Global Accelerator’ to help ensure global financing to create 400 million jobs and extend social protection to 4 billion people currently without coverage.

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    WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

    17 September 2021

    The first WHO/ILO global estimates on disease and injury in the workplace outline the level of preventable premature deaths due to exposure to work-related health risks.

  4. ILO forecasts slow jobs recovery in ASEAN region

    13 August 2021

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine roll out likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery.