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September 2021

  1. Statement

    Towards Sustainable Food Systems: the Critical Role of Migrants

    23 September 2021

    On the occasion of the Food Systems Summit, the UN Network on Migration has issued a statement calling for migrants to be considered as a critical part of food systems, as contributors to food security in need of decent work

  2. UN Food Systems Summit

    Transformed food systems can help achieve sustainable development goals

    23 September 2021

    The ILO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) co-lead a new international coalition to advance decent work for people working in food systems.

  3. Article

    A young entrepreneur builds an innovative business from traditional food

    23 September 2021

    As part of the joint UN programme, the ILO provides an entrepreneurship training to help youth and other vulnerable groups to build and improve their businesses in the midst of pandemic.

  4. 76th UN General Assembly

    ILO calls for action on social protection and jobs at the UN General Assembly

    21 September 2021

    A human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis on the ILO agenda at the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

  5. Article

    Jordanian trainer embarks on cooperative management training initiative, supported by the ILO

    21 September 2021

    Jordanian Ahlam Mahadeen took part in ILO’s Trainers of Trainers (ToT) programme on My.Coop and is now training cooperative members on the package, which focuses on the management of agricultural cooperatives.

  6. Video

    Decent work, clean and safe water for indigenous peoples of Rifao, Upi, Maguindanao

    21 September 2021

    Through community contracting and employing local resource-based approaches (LRB), the project maximized the use of local resources while respecting traditions and considering the environment in all aspects of the implementation.

  7. International Labour Review, Centenary Collection (2021), No. 2

    Introduction: Labour and technology – Reflecting on a century of debate in theInternational Labour Review

    20 September 2021

    The aim of this Centenary Issue is to assess a century of debates about the relationships between labour and technology as reflected in various relevant articles in the International Labour Review. The recent wave of interest in sociotechnical change and its implications for the future of work has led numerous commentators to claim that we are on the brink of unprecedented and seismic change. The 14 articles selected for this issue were published between 1925 and 2020 and provide a timely reflection on foundational debates that continue to resonate today.

  8. Education and training

    Only half of workers worldwide hold jobs corresponding to their level of education

    20 September 2021

    Over the years, considerable effort has been invested in improving the educational attainment of people worldwide, especially as part of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the enormous progress achieved in raising levels of education, especially among women and girls, has not translated into corresponding improvements in labour market outcomes.

  9. Video

    ILO Social and Solidarity Economy in South Africa - Video

    17 September 2021

    The South African government in 2017 initiated a process to develop a policy for the social and solidarity economy. Over 1,000 people were consulted over four years, helping to describe the SSE in the South African context. So what is it? And how does it work? This 5 minute animated video explains.

  10. © Women's 2021


    Protect and manage mental health at workplace in time of COVID-19

    15 September 2021

    Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing new psychosocial challenges for the health and well-being of workers. The ILO’s Technical Officer, Grace Monica Halim, shared her insights on actions to address this problem.