Thematic analysis and practical advice

  1. Digital skills and the future of work: Challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment (WISIS Session 216, 29 July 2020)

    11 December 2020

    This note is based on the WISIS Forum 2020 session “Digital skills and the future of work: challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 environment” hosted by ITU.

  2. Jumpstart a healthier and greener recovery

    11 December 2020

    As governments respond to the #COVID-19 pandemic, the multiple links between public health and the environment have become evident. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.

  3. COVID-19 Pandemic: How to combat disinformation?

    08 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for some people to cause confusion, chaos and public harm through disinformation. How trade unions can contribute to the combat against this?

  4. Marlee Matlin: Disability inclusion means business success

    03 December 2020

    Actor and activist Marlee Matlin says the ILO plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in the world of work. Inclusion of persons with disabilities achieves the twin goals of advancing human rights and ensuring business success.

  5. Global wages in times of COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    Global wage trends have suffered from massive downward pressure due to COVID-19, according to a new ILO report. Women and low-paid workers' wages have been particularly hard it by the crisis.

  6. A COVID-19 Action Checklist for the Waste Collection Sector

    02 December 2020

    This action checklist provides practical measures to help employers and workers in the waste collection sector to work safely, while helping to maintain business continuity and community sanitation during the pandemic.

  7. Minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    02 December 2020

    The new ILO Global Wage Report 2020-2021 examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. It shows that adequate minimum wages are key for a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 and beyond.

  8. Global Wage Report 2020-21: Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19

    02 December 2020

  9. COVID-19: How to combat stigma and discrimination at the workplace?

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 outbreak has provocated stigma and discrimination against people perceived to have been in contact with the virus or people with certain ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and migrants. How trade unions can address stigma and discrimination at the workplace? Learn more here...

  10. Backstage at the virtual ILO Governing Body

    20 November 2020

    The ILO’s first virtual Governing Body meeting wrapped up its 340th session on 14 November. Take a look behind the scenes at how this historic meeting was put together.

  11. How Sustainable Enterprises can be part of the Post COVID-19 Response

    19 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and devastating impact on micro, small, and medium enterprises. To re-build economies that are more resilient and create productive, decent employment, policymakers will have to put in place reforms that are especially conducive for MSMEs.

  12. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  13. Fundamental rights for a better future of work

    12 November 2020

    Core work-related rights and principles can play a vital role in recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and help build a better, more equitable, world of work, says a new ILO report.

  14. Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 23): Employment trends in an unprecedented crisis: Policy challenges

    10 November 2020

    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 Office for the Southern Cone of Latin America of the International Labour Organization (ILO) analyses the labour market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean amid the COVID-19 health crisis.

  15. Guy Ryder's message to the Paris Peace Forum

    05 November 2020

    We cannot re-build the world as it was before, we must build it back better, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his video message to the official ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum.

  16. Investment in care workers is critical now and beyond COVID-19

    05 November 2020

    The home and institution-based care sector is facing severe challenges in many countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable investments in health and social care systems, workforces, and in decent working conditions are needed to ensure preparedness and resilience in times of crisis and beyond.

  17. The role of social dialogue and the social partners in addressing the consequences of COVID-19 in the informal economy

    29 October 2020

  18. Peak-level social dialogue as a governance tool during the COVID-19 pandemic: Global and regional trends and policy issues

    26 October 2020

    This brief provides a review and analysis of peak-level social dialogue practices in the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak – from 15 March to 10 June 2020. It also presents observations on policy issues and possible avenues for constituents.

  19. How social dialogue is making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic

    23 October 2020

    A new ILO study shows that most ILO member States made extensive use of "peak-level" social dialogue to shape their emergency measures for mitigating the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  20. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.