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Global leaders to address International Labour Organization (ILO) Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

Representing all regions, the leaders will address the summit via video messages

More than 50 Heads of State and government, as well as prominent global employers’ and trade union leaders are to take part in global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work, which be held online, 7-9 July. Representing all regions, the leaders will address the summit via video messages.…

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African ministers, social partners join International Labour Organization (ILO) high-level summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

The pandemic has devastated the world of work, causing massive human suffering and exposing the extreme vulnerability of millions of workers and enterprises on the continent

More than 50 African ministers of labour or employment, along with representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations and international organizations joined the International Labour Organization (www.ILO.org) Regional Office for Africa on Thursday, 2 July for a virtual forum to discuss how to address the economic and social impact of the…

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Coronavirus - Africa: International Labour Organization (ILO) warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

Governments in Asia and Africa, in particular, expect millions of migrant workers to return, whether through compulsion or voluntarily, as their job prospects evaporate

Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization. Tens of millions of migrant workers, forced to return home because of the COVID-19 pandemic after losing their jobs, face unemployment and…

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Coronavirus: International Labour Organization (ILO) - Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19

Seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’ so they can safely return home, says the International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for urgent and coordinated action to release the 150,000 to 200,000 seafarers trapped on board ships around the world because of measures to contain the COVID-19 virus. The ILO has urged governments, immigration, health and maritime authorities to work together to recognize seafarers as ‘key…

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International Labour Organization (ILO): More than one in six youth out of work due to COVID-19

The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment

More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) According to the ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work: 4th…

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Coronavirus - Africa: International Labour Organization (ILO) issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

Return to work policies should be informed by a human-centred approach that puts rights and international labour standards at the heart of economic, social and environmental strategies and ensures that policy guidance is embedded in national occupational safety and health systems. Two guidance documents for creating safe and effective return-to-work…

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Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, International Labour Organization (ILO) says

Strengthened and comprehensive social protection systems will lessen the impact of crises such as COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed devastating gaps in social protection coverage in developing countries, and recovery will only be sustained and future crises prevented if they can transform their ad hoc crisis response measures into comprehensive social protection systems, according to new analysis from the International Labour Organization (ILO) (www.ILO.org).…

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Contagion or Starvation, the Stark Choice for Informal Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lockdown measures will worsen poverty and vulnerabilities among the world’s two billion informal economy workers, says the International Labour Organization

COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures threaten to increase relative poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by as much as 56 percentage points in low-income countries, says a new briefing paper issued by the International Labour Organization. Download document: https://bit.ly/2Wb81GE https://bit.ly/2WEAWSD https://bit.ly/2yF7yDN https://bit.ly/3drMbog In high-income countries, relative poverty levels…

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) Project, “Egypt Youth Employment (EYE): Working Together in Qalyoubia and Menoufia” Organizes a Workshop on Pathways to Employment

The workshop aims to discuss current labour market trends

The ILO project, Egypt Youth Employment (EYE): Working Together in Qalyoubia and Menoufia, which is funded by the Norwegian government, is organizing workshop on “Pathways to Employment: What works, what does not, and how can we innovate?” which is set to take place on the 2nd of March 2020. This…

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Urgent action needed to tackle poverty and inequalities facing indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples are nearly three times as likely to be living in extreme poverty as their non-indigenous counterparts

Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are still more likely to be poor and face particular hardships in the world of work. The International Labour Organization (ILO) says there is an urgent need to…