Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 8th edition

    27 October 2021

    The report gives a global overview of how countries are grappling with the recovery, eighteen months into the crisis. Based on new data, it provides a detailed picture of the different recovery trends between developed and developing countries. It also analyzes the impact of vaccination rates on labour market by region, and the distortions the COVID-19 crisis is having on productivity and enterprises.

  2. ILO calls for global solidarity to build peaceful and sustainable future

    22 October 2021

    The world is faced by its biggest crises since the United Nations was established in 1945. A global pandemic and a climate emergency. It is humanity’s common agenda to address both and secure a resilient recovery for people and planet. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls on all countries to work together for a more equitable, peaceful and sustainable future.

  3. Supporting decent work and the transition towards formalization through technology-enhanced labour inspection

    21 October 2021

  4. Prevention and mitigation of Covid-19 in the informal economy through safety and health: An action-oriented tool for supporting street and market vendors

    14 October 2021

    This tool is addressed to the public authorities, workers’ and employers’ organizations, informal economy organizations and other stakeholders, who are willing to help street and market vendors improve their safety and health conditions to prevent the risk of contagion and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 at work.

  5. Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020

    13 October 2021

    Part I: Employment policy design: Lessons from the past, policies for the future

  6. Protect mental health in the workplace during COVID-19

    10 October 2021

    Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has brought new psychosocial challenges for the health and well-being of workers. An ILO guide contains the key elements needed to protect health and well-being at work.

  7. Financing human-centred COVID-19 recovery and decisive climate action worldwide: International cooperation’s twenty-first century moment of truth

    07 October 2021

    This Working Paper provides a concrete illustration of how the existing international financial architecture could be activated more fully to mobilize the large sums required to respond decisively to the “great divergence” in COVID-19 crisis recovery between advanced and developing countries as well as to the climate crisis.

  8. A critical role for teachers in the COVID-19 recovery

    05 October 2021

    Teachers will play a critical role in the COVID19 recovery as they get education back on track and teach the skills needed for the future of work. In order to do this, teachers need decent and safe working conditions, including equitable access to vaccines.

  9. How “post-emergency” social dialogue is shaping socio-economic recovery

    01 October 2021

    ILO research shows that as countries are shifting attention to national recovery, social dialogue is now called on to promote long-term reconstruction and resilience of the socio-economic fabric.

  10. Locked down and in limbo: The global impact of COVID-19 on migrant worker rights and recruitment

    30 September 2021

    This report provides a global overview of the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers – with a focus on recruitment – drawing on rapid assessments conducted by the ILO in early-mid 2020.

  11. Equal Pay for better and fairer future

    18 September 2021

    Women are still paid less than men. The Covid19 crisis is widening the gender pay gap. On International Equal Pay Day, former USA VolleyBall Women's National Team Player Cassidy Lichtman and current member of USA Volleyball Board of Directors joins the ILO to amplify the call for pay equity. A better Future of Work means Equal Pay for work of equal value.

  12. Social protection at the crossroads: in pursuit of a better future

    02 September 2021

    The World Social Protection Report 2020-2022 provides a global overview of progress made around the world over the past decade in extending social protection and building rights-based social protection systems, including during the COVID-19 period.

  13. Maggie Nichols: Protect youth rights and voices

    12 August 2021

    Job markets, education and even sports became challenging for youth during the Covid19 crisis. On International Youth Day, US top gymnast and NCAA Inspiration Award Winner Maggie Nichols joins the ILO to call for better protection of youth rights and voices in the recovery process.

  14. Go for the goal: Decent Jobs for Youth

    12 August 2021

    On International Youth Day, French football legend and winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Christian Karembeu, stands with the ILO to call for more and better Decent Jobs For Youth, particularly in times of COVID19. “We need to save their dreams and help them achieve their goals”, Karembeu says.

  15. Indigenous peoples can help build a ‘better future’

    10 August 2021

    9 August is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. They have been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis but are key partners in building a ‘better normal’ that respects their rights and ensures access to decent work.

  16. Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery

    23 July 2021

    Government, worker and employer representatives at the109th session of the International Labour Conference unanimously adopted a Global Call to Action that sets out the world of work response to the COVID-19 crisis and recommendations on how to build a human-centred future of work.

  17. Post Covid-19: Towards Trade Union Revitalization

    23 July 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and aggravated existing challenges and has put increasing pressure on trade unions. Trade union membership is declining, both in developed and in developing countries. The future of trade unions will depend on their responses to the pandemic.

  18. Building Forward Fairer: Women’s rights to work and at work at the core of the COVID-19 recovery

    19 July 2021

    This policy brief provides an outlook of where women stand in the labour market after more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

  19. A look back at the June session of the 109th International Labour Conference

    30 June 2021

    Video highlights from the June session of the 109th International Labour Conference, including coverage of the adoption of the Global Call to Action outlining measures to create a human-centred recovery from the pandemic.

  20. COVID-19, vaccinations and consumer demand: How jobs are affected through global supply chains

    22 June 2021

    COVID-19 led to a severe decline in global consumer demand that has only recovered partially in most countries so far. This brief assesses the number of jobs in global supply chains that are experiencing a negative impact due to the decline on consumer demand for manufacturing products worldwide.