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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.

May 2022

  1. Press release

    ILO, DOLE ink agreement to help workers return to work safely and digitally

    17 May 2022

    A new deal with the ILO and DOLE aims to boost over 30,000 workers’ productivity in COVID-19 and typhoon-hit areas with the support of the Government of Japan.

  2. Media Advisory

    ILO to release latest Monitor on the world of work, analyzing impact of multiple crises

    17 May 2022

  3. 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    Far-reaching action needed to end child labour

    16 May 2022

    Delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour unite in calling for more to be done to end child labour

  4. Press release

    New ILO report finds African workplaces have been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

  5. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Recognized, Indonesia’s collaborative efforts to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

    The ILO global report on occupational safety and health (OSH), issued as part of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Workplace highlights efforts taken by Indonesia to build a partnership with relevant actors in implementing the COVID-19 risk assessment service at workplace.

  6. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    The ILO launches OSH learning programme and educational game

    09 May 2022

    To strengthen the creation of a strong, resilience of occupational safety and health (OSH) prevention culture in Indonesia, the ILO and its partners develop an innovative way to raise the OSH awareness for youth through e-learning programme and educational game.

  7. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Employment and labour market policies: Can they profit from new technologies?

    09 May 2022

    Accelerating digitalization and technological change are having a big impact on informal employment and public and private employment services. In this podcast, ILO Employment Policy Department experts Vicky Leung, Technical and Programme Officer in the Transition to Formality Unit and, Michael Mwasikakata, Head of the Labour Market Services for Transitions Unit explain how.

  8. Media advisory

    ILO to release assessment of the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on the world of work

    06 May 2022

  9. © Dorsett Hospitality Int. 2022

    Tourism sector

    Tourism has potential to play a major role in global pandemic recovery

    06 May 2022

    With the right policies the tourism sector can play a major role in the global COVID-19 recovery, provided that an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises is established and the jobs created are decent and support social and economic progress.

  10. © Clarence Elie-Rivera/DC37 2022

    Social Dialogue

    Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

  11. Social dialogue

    Collective bargaining is key to forge an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient recovery

    05 May 2022

    A new ILO flagship report shows that collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic in forging resilience and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

  12. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2022

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Social dialogue is key to mitigate work accidents and increase productivity

    04 May 2022

    Social dialogue is needed to enhance the OSH management system at the company management level, and improve the quality of the human resources.

April 2022

  1. © Ninara 2022

    Economic and social development in LDCs

    Progress in Least Developed Countries stalled by multiple crises

    29 April 2022

    Structural weaknesses in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will be exacerbated if they are not able to fully participate in the global recovery.

  2. Comment

    Social dialogue for safe workplaces

    29 April 2022

    Opinion written by Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India on World Safety and Health at Work Day, published in The Hindu

  3. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2022

    Occupational Safety and Health

    Social dialogue, key to strengthening safety and health at work

    28 April 2022

    Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the importance of an effective collaboration between social partners in preventing occupational accidents and diseases, says a new report from the ILO on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.