News about digital labour platforms

2021

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    ILO InfoStory

    Working from home: From invisibility to decent work

    11 November 2021

    The laws that govern the labour market have not been designed with the home as a workplace in mind. What does this mean for workers and employers? How can we ensure decent work for homeworkers?

  2. News

    The ILO and ITU highlight opportunities for boosting youth employment in the digital economy in Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions

    02 November 2021

    On 1 November 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) invited key youth employment stakeholders to discuss, validate the results and identify potential priority areas in the study on youth employment opportunities in Ethiopia’s digital economy, in Afar and Somali regions.

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    Voices

    From refugee to digital worker

    08 October 2021

    For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.

  4. International Youth Day 2021

    Digital labour platforms offer young refugees a possible route to decent work

    12 August 2021

    Digital labour platforms have the potential to transform how young refugees make a living, according to a new ILO report, but coordinated action is needed to help them access the gig economy and decent digital jobs.

  5. Video

    Japan, ILO earmark $2.2-M to restart small Philippine firms hit by pandemic

    23 July 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Market Edge in a live interview with ILO Enterprise Development Specialist Hideki Kagohashi talked about a recently launched ILO and Japan project to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. 19th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2021

    Reinvigorate labour market institutions to address present crisis and future challenges

    21 June 2021

    In a speech to the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress, the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the steps needed to build a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the world of work.

  7. 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.

  8. News

    Digital acceleration in the context of learning and skills development

    14 April 2021

    A learning event, organised by UNICEF and the ILO under the PROSPECTS Partnership, examined digital solutions to learning and skills development to support forcibly displaced children and youth as well as host community members in response to COVID-19 and beyond.

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    Voices

    Time to deliver: Decent work in digital labour platforms

    14 April 2021

    For digital platform workers, considered to be essential in many countries, the COVID-19 outbreak increased their vulnerability and lack of protection. The silver lining: with decent work, the pandemic could drive a positive digital transformation.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    Taking the harassment out of ridesharing in Nepal

    01 April 2021

    Ridesharing motorbike taxi services provide employment to thousands in Nepal, especially young people. A new partnership pilot between ILO and Fight Back Pvt. Ltd is helping raise awareness on occupational health and safety as well as sexual harassment during or after the ride.