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.

September 2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  5. News

    Road map towards the ratification of ILO Convention No. 188 to protect Indonesian fishers

    10 March 2021

    Fishing is recognized as a hazardous occupation with the highest incidence of occupational injuries and fatalities. As the biggest sending country for migrant fishers, Indonesia continue to find ways to provide better protection for its fishers.

  6. Video

    Resilient women work hand in hand with the ILO to achieve decent work

    08 March 2021

    As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, we highlighted success stories from resilient Syrian and Jordanian women who have created a better life for themselves and their families with support and guidance from the ILO.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Digital transformation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Center instructors

    08 March 2021

    Two female instructors at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers in Central Java and South Kalimantan are pioneering the transformation of digital training in their regions. They are two participants in the ILO training programme with the Ministry of Manpower.

  8. Skills for Prosperity South-East Asia Programme

    Build back better: A post-COVID commitment to women

    08 March 2021

    ILO skills specialists outline strategies for helping girls and women in Southeast Asia survive and thrive in the post-pandemic workplace

  9. Press release

    ILO launches FORTER'ESS project to promote decent work through women-led social and solidarity economy organizations in Tunisia

    08 March 2021

    The FORTER’ESS project is the result of a partnership between Global Affairs Canada and the International Labour Organization (ILO) that works in collaboration with the Tunisian Government and social partners to strengthen the resilience of women-led Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) affected by COVID-19.

  10. Vocational education and training

    New academy builds capacity for effective and efficient skills development in Lebanon

    04 March 2021

    The ILO has launched the Skills Academy Lebanon to build the capacity of partners in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector, through a customised, online training programme and coaching services.