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The latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world of work and the responses of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

February 2023

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    Blog

    Amid crisis there is reason to hope – if we come together to pursue social justice

    01 February 2023

    In a blog for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, ILO Director-General calls for more international cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals and greater social justice.

January 2023

  1. © Yacine Imadalou / ILO 2023

    COVID-19 and transport workers

    Recommendations adopted by heads of UN agencies and sectoral organizations to protect transport workers in future health emergencies

    25 January 2023

    A Joint Action Group, set up to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain, encourages all actors to apply internationally agreed protocols and standards and take proactive and concrete actions for future emergencies.

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    WESO Trends 2023

    Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs

    16 January 2023

    Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.

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    Working time arrangements

    Flexible working hours can benefit work-life balance, businesses and productivity

    06 January 2023

    Innovative working time arrangements, such as those introduced during the COVID-19 crisis, can bring benefits for economies, businesses and workers, including greater productivity and improved work-life balance.

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    Media Advisory

    ILO to release report on working time, working hours and work-life balance

    04 January 2023

December 2022

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    News

    Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan

    27 December 2022

    The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.

  2. News

    Jordan launches first ILO SCORE Training programme in the Middle East

    21 December 2022

    The training is set to improve SMEs’ productivity and working conditions in the agri-food sector in the country.

  3. News

    ILO and DTI accelerate digital entrepreneurship trainings for 2023

    05 December 2022

    The ILO and DTI will accelerate digital entrepreneurship training for increased productivity, improved safety of small and informal enterprises across the Philippines under the Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project funded by the Government of Japan.

November 2022

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    Global Wage Report

    Rising inflation brings striking fall in real wages, ILO report finds

    30 November 2022

    Well-designed policy measures are needed urgently to prevent the deepening of existing levels of poverty, inequality and social unrest, according to the latest ILO report on global wages.

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    Launch of the ILO Report on Care at Work:

    Greater investment in care services could create more than 10 million jobs in Indonesia

    29 November 2022

    The ILO launches its new report on care at work, highlighting the benefits of investing in care services and policies to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality and support care for children and the elderly in Indonesia.

  3. APESO 2022

    Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

    28 November 2022

    Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.

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    Media Advisory

    ILO to release latest Global Wage Report on the impact of rising inflation on wages

    22 November 2022

    The International Labour Organization will publish the latest edition of the Global Wage Report on Wednesday 30 November 2022.

  5. Our impact, their voices

    Upskilling women migrant workers for the future of work

    21 November 2022

    Evelyn spent almost half of her life as a migrant domestic worker. Thanks to a training scholarship, Evelyn acquired digital skills, secured a decent job locally and fulfilled her longing to be with her family.

  6. News

    ILO rolls out new technologies to expand social security coverage in Jordan

    13 November 2022

    The ILO and the Social Security Corporation launched a WhatsApp chatbot to expand social security coverage and raise awareness of its benefits and programmes among the country’s vulnerable workers.

  7. Video

    How did the ILO perform during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    03 November 2022

    This comprehensive evaluation of the ILO’s response in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic does not only show how the organization performed during the crisis but also provides the only full and objective account of this chapter in ILO’s history. The independent, high-level, evaluation documents what worked well and where challenges were faced both at the institutional and substantive response level. As such it provides analysis that will be critical to ensuring that the ILO is well positioned to meet challenges posed by future crises.