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  1. COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    The COVID-19 response: Cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations

    01 June 2020

    This video shows how cooperatives and other SSE enterprises around the world are being affected by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including through interviews with cooperative practitioners working on the front line. It also highlights relevant government measures that include cooperatives and the wider SSE as beneficiaries and implementing partners. The film was produced by Blake House Filmmakers Cooperative in the UK for the ILO.

  2. Publication

    ILO launches projects on South-South and Triangular Cooperation 2020-2021

    01 June 2020

    The ILO through its partnerships’ department is launching 23 South-South and Triangular Cooperation projects across the five regions and the ITC-Turin office for the 2020-2021 biennium.

  3. Euronews

    Youth unemployment spike: ILO report finds more than one in six young people out of work

    27 May 2020

  4. ABS-CBN News

    World's youth lose jobs due to COVID-19: ILO

    27 May 2020

  5. COVID-19 and gender equality

    The COVID-19 response: Getting gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    22 May 2020

    Despite COVID-19, many women in the informal economy have continued to work, putting their health in peril, while many other women are employed in sectors at high risk of job losses or reduction in working hours. Getting gender equality right in the COVID-19 response is key to ensure the return to a better normal.

  6. Talk to Al Jazeera

    ILO chief: Workers in informal economy face 'utter destitution'

    21 May 2020

  7. COVID-19: Relying on social dialogue for solutions

    Social dialogue key to combating COVID-19

    21 May 2020

    What can governments, employers and workers do to help fight Covid-19? They can work together. The ILO calls this cooperation between representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations social dialogue.

  8. ANCnews

    ANC - Employers must secure their workers' health first before their incomes: ILO

    20 May 2020

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    COVID-19 and the World of work

    COVID-19 and the ILO Recommendation 205

    19 May 2020

    The ILO Recommendation No 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience, adopted in 2017 (R205) deals with crises arising from both conflicts and disasters and it is very topical as it gives guidance for situation such as the one we are facing now with COVID-19.

  10. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Sectoral impact: COVID-19 creates rough seas for global shipping and fishing

    12 May 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the personal safety and health of seafarers and fishers, their conditions of work and their ability to join and leave their vessels. This has had a negative impact on their capacity to perform their key role in ensuring transport by sea, serving passengers and harvesting seafood. With the shipping sector carrying 90 per cent of global trade and the maritime fishing sector being a major supplier of food and livelihoods, the impact of #COVID-19 on employment in these sectors is therefore substantial.

  11. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    The impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy

    08 May 2020

    Almost 1.6 billion informal economy workers are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a 60 per cent decline in their earnings. For those workers, stopping work or working remotely at home is not an option. Staying home means losing their jobs and, for many, it also means losing their livelihoods.

  12. COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    COVID-19 and the informal economy in Africa

    07 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect in Africa, particularly in the informal economy where 325 million workers make their living. Lockdown measures have significantly impacted their lives, along with the many informal enterprises that are at risk of closure.

  13. CNBC

    ILO estimates 305 millions job losses in second quarter

    01 May 2020

  14. BBC News

    ILO says 1.6 billion workers are at risk of losing livelihoods

    29 April 2020

  15. Bloomberg

    COVID-19 puts jobs of 1.6 billion global workers at risk: ILO

    29 April 2020

  16. Euronews

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

    29 April 2020

  17. TRT World

    ILO calls on governments to urgently extend bailout packages

    29 April 2020

  18. 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...​

  20. Poster

    Poster for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020

    15 April 2020