The latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world of work and the responses of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

November 2023

  1. Care economy

    Towards golden Indonesia with equality in care work

    21 November 2023

    The ILO organizes an interactive discussion session examining the key findings of its workers' perception survey on care work, conducted in collaboration with KataData Insight Centre.

  2. Care economy

    Indonesian women are still obliged to quit their paid jobs due to caring responsibilities

    15 November 2023

    The ILO is launching findings of its workers’ perception survey on care work. The survey is conducted to support the development process of Indonesia’s Road Map and National Action Plan on Care Economy.

October 2023

  1. Tripartism and social dialogue

    ILO supports Thai auto sector to navigate evolving Human Rights Due Diligence environment

    31 October 2023

    Joint efforts seek to strengthen responsible business practices and global competitiveness of the automotive industry.

  2. News

    Tackling decent work decifits in Indonesia’s palm oil sector with collective bargaining agreements

    30 October 2023

    The ILO supports labour-management cooperation in the palm oil sector in Indonesia with the signing of collective bargaining agreements in 31 companies in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

  3. News

    ILO-IOM join forces to better protect Indonesian migrant workers in the palm oil sector

    24 October 2023

    To better protect the labour rights of potential Indonesian migrant workers, the ILO and IOM jointly develop pre-departure training modules and relevant informational materials for palm oil sector in Indonesia-Malaysia Corridor.

  4. ILO, WHO, P4H and SPARKS Network Workshop

    Universal social protection needed for prevention, preparedness and response to the next pandemic

    12 October 2023

    ILO and WHO experts reviewed the impact social protection had in reducing the socio-economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. © ILO/Gita Lingga 2023

    Care economy

    Quality, affordable childcare services are key to gender equality in labour market

    10 October 2023

    The ILO continues to support the development of Indonesia’s Road Map and Action Plan on Care Economy by organizing the fourth stakeholder meeting with a focus on childcare services.

  6. © Yoshihumi Ibata / ILO 2023

    ILOSTAT Blog

    Employment trends in postal and courier services

    09 October 2023

    Reskilling, upskilling and support to help postal services accelerate their digitalization and diversification processes will be key to building the resilience and adaptability of workers and enterprises in the sector.

September 2023

  1. © Adri Berger / ILO 2023

    ILOSTAT Blog

    How data can bolster decent work in the tourism sector

    26 September 2023

    In-depth tourism employment data can provide valuable insights for shaping policies that benefit enterprises and improve the welfare of workers in the industry.

  2. News

    Indonesia identifies seven strategic issues for its Road Map and Action Plan on Care Economy

    22 September 2023

    The ILO supports the development of Indonesia’s Road Map and Action Plan on Care Economy, led by the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection (KPPPA), through a series of consultative meetings.

July 2023

  1. Press release

    Workshop explores policy solutions for end-of-service indemnity (EOSI) system in Kuwait

    17 July 2023

    The workshop aimed to inform dialogue around the limitations of current EOSI scheme, and involved workers, employers and relevant government entities in Kuwait in the identification of appropriate policy solutions at the national level.

  2. News

    ILO's support in East African summit yields commitments for improved refugee inclusion

    17 July 2023

    Member States of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Partner States of the East African Community (EAC) came together to sign the Munyonyo Declaration, committing to durable solutions for refugees in the East and Horn of Africa region. ILO PROSPECTS programme's contributions have paved the way for practical and inclusive approaches to education, employment, and social protection.

  3. ECLAC and ILO Report

    Labour indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean returned to pre-pandemic levels, but gender gaps and high informality remain

    11 July 2023

    The United Nations organizations released a new edition of their joint report on the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

June 2023

  1. Video

    ILO: Political will important in addressing labour issues

    28 June 2023

    The labour sector is facing challenges such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of Artificial Intelligence. For the chief of the International Labour Organization, political will is important in addressing these issues. CNN Philippines' Tristan Nodalo interviewed ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo.

  2. Good practices

    People living with HIV getting back to business in Zambia

    27 June 2023

    The ILO, in partnership with the Network of Zambian People Living with HIV, Zambia Federation of Employers and National AIDS Council implemented an economic empowerment initiative for people living with HIV whose income was adversely affected during COVID pandemic. A total of 390 households benefitted from the programme through the 25 support groups of people living with HIV who started or improved their enterprise in Zambia.