COVID-19 and ILO projects and programmes

  1. The ILO response to COVID-19

    Find out how ILO projects, programmes and their beneficiaries are responding and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the world of work.

January 2022

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    Two universities adapt ILO’s SCORE training programme to continue improving Indonesian MSMEs

    10 January 2022

    Two implementing partners of ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme in Indonesia has adapted and modified the SCORE training programme to maintain its sustainability and to meet different needs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

December 2021

  1. News

    ILO’s SCORE programme brought tremendous improvements to Indonesian MSMEs after 12 years of implementation

    08 December 2021

    The ILO handed over its Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme in Indonesia to national implementing partners for sustaining the productivity and competitiveness enhancement of Indonesia’s micro, small and medium enterprises.

October 2021

  1. Video

    ILO, Japan join hands with indigenous peoples for decent work and safe water

    19 October 2021

    Indigenous peoples consider the new water system as a blessing. Built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project, the water system provides access to safe and clean water, and promotes peace and decent work in Renti, Upi, Maguindanao.

  2. News

    Employers and workers support the new COVID-19 risk assessment service for enterprises

    04 October 2021

    The recently launched risk assessment service by the ILO and its partners, aims to help employers and workers to jointly create safe and sustainable workplace as well as accelerate the reopening and return to office movement.

September 2021

  1. Press release

    ILO and its partners offer free COVID-19 risk assessment service to enhance workplace safety and business continuity

    28 September 2021

    The ILO and its partners develop COVID-19 risk assessment service to support business continuity, workplace resilience and workers protection. The assessment is based on the national guidelines and the occupational safety and health (OSH) principles.

  2. Press release

    ILO holds training workshop on Occupational Safety and Health for social partners in Iraq

    27 September 2021

    The workshop aimed to strengthen the role of employers' and workers' organizations in the field of OSH, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. News

    Trade unions take actions to promote gender-balanced workplace for SMEs

    24 September 2021

    The ILO’s SCORE Programme in Indonesia collaborated with trade union confederations, through a series of gender equality trainings, to assist Indonesian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in creating equal opportunities for women and men at work.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Transgender entrepreneurs build businesses in Indonesia

    01 September 2021

    Coaching is helping transgender people in Indonesia overcome discrimination and make a success of their small businesses.

August 2021

  1. News

    Learning from the best: ILO’s SCORE and APINDO’s digital Master Class series attract 350 businesses from the culinary and fashion industries

    26 August 2021

    In cooperation with the Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO), the ILO’s SCORE Programme provided digital trainings to assist hundreds of culinary and fashion micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to maintain their productivity during the pandemic.

July 2021

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    Introducing a youth guarantee (YG) in the Western Balkans

    The European Commission and the ILO join forces to support young people

    18 July 2021

    A new EC/ILO Technical Assistance Facility set up to pursue youth employment in the Western Balkans.

June 2021

  1. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    Supporting private sector resilience in the Pacific

    03 June 2021

    Business continuity planning is critical in times of crisis. For enterprises to survive, they must be able to adapt their operations to the new environment.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Powering more advanced apprenticeship systems in China

    03 June 2021

    With rapid changes in the labour market and the challenge of COVID-19, the ILO and China are working together to implement quality apprenticeships.

April 2021

  1. Girls in ICT Day

    Pursuing passion in technology: The journey of a female tech entrepreneur

    22 April 2021

    A young Indonesian female engineer and tech entrepreneur, Fransiska Hadiwidjana, shares her inspiring journey to pursue her passion and to encourage more women to enter the digital world.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Local communities benefiting from market linkages to agro-forestry areas in Timor-Leste

    14 April 2021

    The rural road project has benefited local communities, providing better access to markets, farms, public health, education and community services.

  3. News

    Building resilience and COVID-19 recovery for Lao PDR’s micro, small and medium enterprises

    08 April 2021

    As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation launches new project promoting resilience and recovery of Lao PDR’s micro, small and medium enterprises.

  4. Women in STEM

    Mentorship to encourage more female youth entering STEM sectors

    07 April 2021

    The ILO applies a mentorship in its training programme to encourage more female students entering and participating in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related sectors.

March 2021

  1. Press release

    Japan and ILO to support environmental and socio-economic resilience of Sudan

    31 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.9 million to the ILO’s dual response to recent flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic in Khartoum, Sudan.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Making digital learning more interesting and informative with public speaking

    22 March 2021

    One important skill that determines the success of an instructor is public speaking. Training of the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower has included public speaking as part of the training on content creation and delivery of online training for the instructors of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers.

  3. Press release

    The Government of Japan partners with the ILO to support disaster resilience through waterworks restoration in Ethiopia

    15 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.1 million to the ILO’s response to enhance disaster resilience through the employment-intensive restoration of waterworks in the city of Jijiga and among refugee-hosting communities of Kebribeyah in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

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    Policies for COVID-19 and beyond

    Teleworking in Montenegro: ILO offers guidelines on effective working arrangements from home

    10 March 2021

    Montenegro has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and had to go for lockdowns and stay-at-home measures for the workforce wherever possible. The ILO has been requested by the government to provide legal advisory on updated teleworking policies. The ILO guidelines were recently endorsed by the Social Council of Montenegro as a platform for further discussion.