Videos

  1. The role of Cooperatives and SSE in the COVID-19 response

    03 July 2020

    Cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy (SSE) enterprises around the world are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In responding to this crisis, they have provided essential assistance to their members, adapted their services, connecting people in need of support with local governments and social partners.

  2. ILO Global Summit: COVID-19 and the World of Work

    29 June 2020

    At the beginning of July, the ILO will host a virtual Global Summit on addressing the impact of #COVID-19 on the world of work, and how to build a better future of work as restrictions begin to lift in some regions of the world. Find out more: www.globalsummit.ilo.org

  3. Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International MSME Day 2020

    26 June 2020

    The 2020 International Day of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) was celebrated on Saturday 27 June. This year, the theme was "COVID-19: The Great Lockdown and its impact on Small Business" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, issued a short video message.

  4. Migrant workers among the hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic

    24 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a severe impact on millions of migrant workers around the world, says the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, many of whom lack any access to social protection or economic support of any kind.

  5. COVID-19 and labour migration

    24 June 2020

    Tens of millions of migrant workers face unemployment and poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many migrant workers, particularly women, are doing essential jobs for their host societies, such as health care, many others have lost jobs or work informally. As containment measures ease, millions of migrant workers may be required to return where labour markets are already under strain from high levels of unemployment and business disruptions.

  6. Sustainable migration policies needed to help migrants and businesses during pandemic

    23 June 2020

    Migrant workers are particularly affected by the economic and social crisis, which has put many jobs and businesses under threat, says Roberto Suarez Santos, Secretary-General of the International Organization of Employers. He calls for sustainable migration policies and says social dialogue is key to finding the right solutions.

  7. Migrant workers deserve equal treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

    22 June 2020

    It has never been more important to focus on the rights of migrant workers than during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Sharan Burrow, Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation.

  8. A world of work free from violence and harassment

    19 June 2020

    One year ago, governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations from across the world took action to end violence and harassment in the world of work by adopting the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190) and its accompanying Recommendation (No. 206). Now is the time for all countries to make this right a reality for all by ratifying this international treaty and creating a world of work free from violence and harassment.

  9. Yalitza Aparicio: Protect domestic workers with labour laws, emergency measures

    16 June 2020

    Oscar-nominated actor, Yalitza Aparicio talks about how the COVID19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of domestic workers. These workers continue to lack access to social protection systems, emergency health measures and endure poor working conditions. During this crisis, they are risking contagion as well as losing their livelihoods.

  10. Serj Tankian: COVID-19 can increase instances of child labour

    15 June 2020

    On World Day against Child Labour, Serj Tankian, a celebrated musician, calls upon all countries, governments, and partners to act decisively against child labour. He says that the pandemic can push back the progress done to get children out of child labour.

  11. ILO supports Jordan’s agricultural sector during COVID-19 pandemic

    15 June 2020

    As part of its COVID-19 response in Jordan, the ILO is working with labour committees and farm owners to raise awareness and protect agricultural workers.

  12. Shifting production to fight COVID-19 in Moldova

    15 June 2020

    Mihai Balan's small business in southern Moldova usually makes decorative souvenirs, but with the COVID-19 pandemic he shifted production to make visors for frontline health workers. Mihai Balan is a beneficiary of the ILO project "Promotion of Youth Employment", which is financed through the ILO Regular Budget Supplementary Account​.

  13. Joint message from the ILO and UNICEF to mark the World Day Against Child Labour

    12 June 2020

    The 2020 World Day Against Child Labour focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on Child Labour, while looking forward to the International Year on the Elimination of Child Labour, 2021. On the occasion of the World Day, a joint ILO-UNICEF paper entitled “COVID-19 and child labour: A time of crisis, a time to act” has been released. The paper looks at some of the main ways through which the pandemic is likely to affect progress towards the eradication of child labour.

  14. The COVID-19 pandemic and Child Labour

    12 June 2020

    The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have an important impact on child labour worldwide. On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour 2020, the ILO calls for effective international cooperation to address the impact of the crisis.

  15. The ILO response to COVID-19

    10 June 2020

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – are playing a crucial role in combating the effects of the outbreak, to build a safer, healthier, and human-centred future of work with social justice for all.

  16. Joaquín Furriel: People at the centre of policies

    10 June 2020

    Actor Joaquín Furriel stresses on the need for income security and protection for all those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally.

  17. We must act now to end violence and harassment

    10 June 2020

    V an award-winning playwright, performer and activist, formerly known as Eve Ensler, spells out the devastating effects of violence on businesses, individuals, and society. She calls upon governments to ratify ILO Convention 190 addressing violence and harassment in the world of work.

  18. Build better by putting people and planet first

    09 June 2020

    Mustafa Santiago Ali, an activist for environmental justice, talks about the need for a green recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  19. People with disabilities are solution providers and co-creators during crises

    09 June 2020

    Disability-rights activist and actor Marlee Matlin talks about key steps we all can take to ensure that people with disabilities aren’t left behind in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. Together we can build a better normal.

  20. What are the policy solutions to the COVID-19 youth employment crisis?

    08 June 2020

    Even in the best of times, young people faced a tough situation in the labour market. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic they were around three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. The crisis now threatens to exacerbate existing inequalities within and between countries.