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2020

  1. Turning the epidemic into a booming culinary business

    25 September 2020

    A young entrepreneur has turned the challenges brought by the COVID-19 epidemic to expand her culinary business. She shared her inspiring business journey with Indonesian youth during an event supported by the ILO.

  2. © Shayan Ali Khan 2020

    Community changemakers help Pakistan’s migrant workers avoid exploitation

    09 September 2020

    An ILO project in Pakistan is raising awareness among prospective migrant workers about safe labour migration.

  3. Clean water for life and livelihoods amid pandemic

    01 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for clean water to prevent infection, while making it more difficult for some remote and vulnerable communities to access supplies. In the Philippines, an ILO-Japan project is developing better water supply systems, providing local jobs and promoting safe and healthy working conditions.

  4. © PEO ACWA 2020

    Q&A on: Robotics and reshoring - Employment implications for developing countries

    13 August 2020

    This new publication explores the implications of increasing automation through case studies across four different sectors in developing countries. The volume examines how robotics and reshoring can affect both the quantity and quality of jobs, focusing on workers at the shop-floor level. This Question and Answer gives a brief overview of the motivations for producing the volume and its findings.

  5. Social dialogue, a key to business survival and resilience in Viet Nam

    13 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on Viet Nam’s garment, footwear and handbag industry, with almost one-in-four workers losing their jobs. The ILO in Viet Nam has been supporting its partners to foster social dialogue in businesses, to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable workers.

  6. Industry-school partnership gives better opportunity for youth to decent jobs

    06 July 2020

    The ILO’s latest survey reveals the voices of Indonesian youth on transitioning from school to work. It is already a tough challenge to make transition into decent employment for youth even in best economic times. It is even tougher during the crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. At Mbera refugee camp, in Mauritania, the ILO is training young people in building trades

    19 June 2020

    At the hands-on construction training site of the PECOBAT project, students are building an elementary school for the camp’s children, while learning skills that will make them more employable.

  8. Knowledge helps Indonesian fishers survive the pandemic and prevent human trafficking

    17 June 2020

    Fishing is one of the sectors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fishers do not only lose their livelihoods but also face a greater risk of human trafficking. The ILO and its partners raise their awareness for better protection and prevention.

  9. Moving towards 100% renewable power in Hawaii (with a little help from sheep)

    12 May 2020

    The US island state of Hawaii has committed to generating 100 per cent of its power using renewable energy by 2045, demonstrating to other US states and island communities across the world, that sustainable energy can be a reality. UN News and the ILO traveled to Hawaii to talk to a power company executive and a sheep farmer to find out how they are contributing to that goal.

  10. © P.Q. Hung / UN Women Viet Nam 2020

    Viet Nam’s new Labour Code moves from protecting to empowering women

    07 March 2020

    Vietnamese women have long played an important role in the economy. Now the new Labour Code aims to ensure they receive a fair reward for their contribution, by tackling gender equality and workplace discrimination.