Technical webinar: Addressing key issues of the transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts
27 November 2020
On November 5th, the ILO organised its first technical webinar on the key issues on the transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts in the framework of the PROSPECTS partnership.
Youth at Heart Forum: Including youth rights & voices is central to building back better from COVID-19
04 November 2020
26 October 2020
The ILO organized a training of trainers (ToT) on Think.Coop and Start.Coop in Niamey, Niger in September for the economic empowerment of refugees and host communities through the strengthening of market-based livelihoods in fish farming and waste management value chains.
Financial Education for refugees, IDPs and host communities: New addition to the ILO’s Financial Education programme
26 October 2020
On October 16th, ILO’s financial education certified trainers completed a validation workshop for the new training programme “Financial Education for refugees, internally displaced persons and host communities”.
23 October 2020
To strengthen their work on migration and enable them to provide more policy and practical support to their members, the ILO and the IOM have signed an agreement on migration governance.
21 October 2020
ILO joined UNDP and migration experts at the launch of the report on Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities and an interactive dialogue on the way forward. ILO pointed at key challenges for migrant workers` (re)integration into labour markets and the need of ensuring access to decent work so to generate positive socio-economic benefits and “build back better”.
16 October 2020
In written statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned against higher levels of poverty and inequality resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for social protection for all, he called for profound structural changes to build back better and faster.
13 October 2020
Assessments show spike in job and income losses and limited financial capacities to deal with the crisis, making it even harder for vulnerable workers to earn a living.
Implementing an Urban Cash for Work Programme (UCWP) in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown and the floodings in Uganda
08 October 2020
The Urban Cash for Work Programme aims to contribute towards the easing of the economic hardships imposed on the already vulnerable, poor and needy communities by the effects of COVID 19 in urban areas, and floods for those living in the affected rural areas, including in the refugee-hosting district of Arua.
Tourism can kickstart economic recovery, with the right policy support, ILO Director-General tells G20 Ministers
07 October 2020
Tourism can play a critical role in kickstarting the global economy, but special measures to support vulnerable worker groups will be essential, along with social dialogue and effective cross-sectoral policies.