COVID-19 and the world of work

Events

Online events and webinars connecting participants from across the world of work to discuss key ïssues relating to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its policy responses.
  1. Beyond Recovery: A Post-COVID-19 Socio-Economic Response for Migrants and their Communities

    18 January 2021

    Join ILO, UNDP, UNU-MERIT for a discussion on integrating migrants into COVID-19 responses and recovery plans.

  2. ILO Webinar: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on African Migrant Workers

    7 December 2020

    The webinar will have the objective of disseminating the results of the report “Impact assessment of COVID 19 on Migrant Workers in and from the IGAD Region” and presenting the preliminary results of the report “Rapid Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on Migrant Workers in SADC”.

  3. Special Session of the General Assembly in Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

    3 December 2020

    High-level dialogue with world leaders, UN principals - including ILO Director General- and other stakeholders on the impacts of the pandemic on people, societies and economies and the multifaceted, coordinated response required to address this crisis.

  4. ILO COOP 100 Symposium

    16 - 17 November 2020

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit (COOP), the ILO brought together policy makers, researchers and practitioners working with cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for a two-day international symposium.

  5. Intersectionality between Disabilities and Black Lives Matter

    12 November 2020

    In a time of unprecedented global change, it's important to explore how corporations address the intersectionality of disability and the Black Lives Matter movement. We will hear presentations from professionals of color speaking from their personal experiences in their corporate employment journeys and we will explore how current technologies can support diversity and inclusion efforts.

  6. Supporting enterprises at scale: adapting business training programmes under the COVID-19 ‘new normal'

    4 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of disruption for small and medium-sized enterprises across the Asia-Pacific, often impacting vulnerable groups the hardest. Simultaneously, travel restrictions and hindered social interaction has made it difficult to deliver assistance to affected enterprises, exacerbating isolation and threatening livelihoods. This webinar will discuss how business training programmes can be adjusted to support enterprises to build back better from the crisis whilst adapting under new digitalised circumstances.

  7. Asian dialogues on sustainability: “How is COVID-19 changing the digital landscape for the textile and garment industry?”

    27 October 2020

    COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally, resulting in reduced orders and incomes, factory closures and job losses. The implications for developing countries are enormous, potentially leading to strikes and social unrest. This webinar sheds light on the pandemic’s impact on the textile and garment industry in Asia.

  8. How employment and decent work can contribute to peace and social cohesion in the time of the COVID-19 crisis

    28 September 2020

    The virtual event will discuss the key contribution of employment and decent work to peacebuilding, social cohesion and social justice, in particular in the time of the COVID-19 crisis.

  9. High-Level Side Event on COVID-19 and Maritime Crew Changes: A humanitarian, safety, and economic crisis

    24 September 2020

    On the occasion of World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, the ILO and the United Nations Global Compact, collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers' Federation, bring together heads of UN agencies, governments, multinational corporations, and shipowner and seafarer representatives, to discuss the present crisis and raise awareness for the important and unsung role of seafarers.

  10. International Equal Pay Day 2020: Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is hosting a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of recovery efforts worldwide.