1. Global progress to end child labour has stalled

    10 June 2021

    Global progress to end child labour has come to a halt for the first time in over two decades, reversing the downward trend that saw child labour fall by 94 million between 2000 and 2016. The number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years. That means one out of every 10 children is today in child labour. To reverse this trend, the ILO and UNICEF are calling for increased spending on public services and education, decent work for adults, and stronger laws to protect children better. Find out more: &

  2. Safe and fair migration through Migrant Workers Resource Center

    10 June 2021

    The integration of Gender Responsive Migrant Worker Resources Center (MRC) and the One Roof Integrated Services (LTSA) for Indonesian migrant workers is the first pilot model in Indonesia and ASEAN. It is a form of multi-stakeholder partnership among the government, migrant worker unions and women crisis centers in developing integrated and coordinated services.

  3. To protect the oceans, we must promote decent work

    08 June 2021

    Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Exploitation and poor standards, whether environmental or labour, pose a threat both to the sustainability of the oceans and the wellbeing of humanity.

  4. Safe water, decent work for all: ILC Daily Show

    07 June 2021

    The first episode of the International Labour Conference (ILC) Daily Show featured the ILO Water and Sanitation Project funded by the Government of Japan, highlighting work on the ground amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide decent work and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Philippines.

  5. World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2021: The report in short

    02 June 2021

    The new ILO report, World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021 (WESO Trends), looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global labour market. It analyses the effects on inequality, working poverty women and young people, as well as what is needed for a comprehensive, sustainable and human-centred recovery.

  6. Female fighters during the pandemic

    28 May 2021

    The video documents the journeys of two participants of the e-commerce training programme for the retail sector conducted by the ILO’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme.

  7. TVETs’ innovation in the midst of limitation

    28 May 2021

    This video highlights achievements of instructors from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centers in doing online transformation. The COVID-19 pandemic halted training activities at hundreds of TVET centers.

  8. TVETs’ transformation journeys in three islands

    28 May 2021

    This video highlights the journeys of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) instructors in doing online transformation as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. Women digital web development skill up

    28 May 2021

    This video documents training activities at the Public Vocational High School 65 Jakarta as part of the efforts to improve digital talents and to meet the increasing demands of digital skilled workers.

  10. Digital development skill up for women

    28 May 2021

    The video features efforts taken by the ILO’s Women in STEM Programme to promote greater access for women in STEM related sectors.

  11. Benefits and impact of the ERA-AF Project to rural agro-forestry communities in Timor-Leste

    26 May 2021

    The video documents benefits and impacts of the ERA Agro-Forestry (ERA-AF) Project to rural agro-forestry communities in Timor-Leste.

  12. Educators and the changing world of education and work

    17 May 2021

    Effective lifelong learning and quality education for all is essential for a better future of work. If teachers, trainers and support workers are to fill this need they will need to master new technologies and learning techniques and receive support to deal with their expanded responsibilities. Representatives of governments, employers and workers are meeting at the ILO to discuss strategies for promoting quality learning and decent work in education.

  13. Tourism: An opportunity to rethink the future of the industry

    04 May 2021

    Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. Women, youth, and workers in the informal economy are the most at risk from tourism sector job losses and business closures. Building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how it contributes to the lives of 300 million workers worldwide.

  14. Solidarity is key to our common survival and prosperity

    30 April 2021

    In a statement issued to mark May Day, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls on workers, employers, governments, international organizations and all who are committed to building back better, to join forces to bring in a world of work with justice and dignity for all.

  15. Good practice in workplaces against COVID-19

    28 April 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of building a sound and resilient Occupational Safety and Health system to protect workers. This video shows examples of good practice by governments, employers and workers in Asia and the Pacific region.

  16. We need a strong, resilient occupational safety and health environment

    27 April 2021

    Safety and Health in the workplace has been massively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A strong, resilient, occupational safety and health environment is vital for crisis recovery and prevention says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder in a video message to mark World Day for Safety and Health and Work.

  17. Take action to build resilient occupational safety and health systems

    27 April 2021

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 the ILO calls for action and investment for a better future of work with safe and healthy work places.

  18. Occupational safety and health and COVID-19: What lessons have we learned?

    27 April 2021

    To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021, the International Labour Organization has assessed the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Its report calls for sound and resilient occupational safety and health systems that are able to withstand future emergencies. Expert Manal Azzi answers key questions on the report.

  19. 75 years of seafarers’ minimum wage setting

    26 April 2021

    It’s 75 years since the first minimum monthly wage for seafarers was set – the only sector with an international minimum wage. The figure is regularly updated by the ILO’s Joint Maritime Commission (JMC), established in 1920, and composed of representatives of Shipowners and Seafarers. The JMC meets 26-27 April to discuss an update to the current amount.

  20. Empowering refugees in Indonesia

    20 April 2021

    The video captures a joint initiative between the ILO and the UNHCR to empower Indonesian youth and refugee youth in Indonesia through entrepreneurship training.