Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Social dialogue one year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic: spotlight on outcomes

    14 June 2021

    This Brief presents an analysis of social dialogue “outcomes” (such as in the form of joint guidelines, proposals and statements, agreements and pacts), which have been key in shaping responses to the COVID-19 crisis in over 100 countries, from 1 February 2020 to 31 January 2021. A key focus is on outcomes aimed at promoting socio-economic recovery, which are of particular importance as they are progressively shaping, among other things, the agenda of “post-emergency” social dialogue.

  7. Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 24): Decent work for platform workers in Latin America

    14 June 2021

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared twice-yearly by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) analyses the labour market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean amid the COVID-19 health crisis.

  8. Infographic: Skilling, upskilling and reskilling of employees, apprentices & interns during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a global survey of enterprises

    02 June 2021

    This survey report is the accomplishment of the collaborative efforts of 10 international and regional development organizations.

  9. An update on the youth labour market impact of the COVID-19 crisis

    02 June 2021

    This statistical brief provides an update on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on youth in terms of employment, unemployment, NEET and inactivity trends, highlighting the differences between youth and adults (aged 25 and above), along with gender disparities. The brief also underscores the need for an integrated and multi-dimensional employment policy, which is based on continuing broader support to the economy and labour market, along with specific measures targeting the most vulnerable youth.

  10. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

    02 June 2021

    In 2020, an estimated 8.8 per cent of total working hours were lost – the equivalent of the hours worked in one year by 255 million full-time workers. This summary indicator captures the various channels through which the pandemic has affected labour markets.

  11. Business and COVID-19

    01 June 2021

  12. Global Wage Report 2020-21: Factsheet for the European Union

    21 May 2021

    This factsheet provides key findings for the European Union from the ILO flagship Global Wage Report 2020-21

  13. Indigenous peoples in a changing world of work: Exploring indigenous peoples’ economic and social rights through the Indigenous Navigator

    17 May 2021

  14. 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.

  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. Flyer for Introducing the "Peace and Conflict Analysis – Guidance for ILO’s programming in fragile and conflict-affected contexts"

    27 April 2021

  19. 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.

  20. Protecting workers: occupational safety and health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    17 April 2021

    Rapid Needs Assessment & Response Plans: Preparation Guidelines for Country Level Interventions