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November 2021

  1. Media advisory

    ILO and Gallup to publish new report on HIV/AIDS discrimination

    25 November 2021

  2. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021

    Mrunal Thakur: Ratify C190 to end violence and harassment

    25 November 2021

    On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, actress Mrunal Thakur speaks from the heart to address violence and harassment in the world of work. The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated vulnerabilities, inequalities, and domestic violence. Mrunal stands with the ILO to call on countries to ratify ILO Convention 190 and build a future where everyone is free from violence and harassment. #RatifyC190

  3. Video

    ILO and cooperatives raise awareness, promote labour rights on farms in Jordan

    24 November 2021

    The ILO and a number of agricultural cooperatives are working together to ensure that workers are well informed of their rights and responsibilities at work through awareness raising sessions held on farms.

  4. Video

    Skills and lifelong learning: Four key questions at the International Labour Conference

    23 November 2021

    Skills and lifelong learning have become ever more important as the world of work transforms rapidly, including due to changes caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The issue will be discussed during the second segment of the 109th International Labour Conference. Find out about the four key questions on skills that will be examined at the Conference.

  5. Video

    Why inequality is in the spotlight at the International Labour Conference

    23 November 2021

    Inequality is on the agenda of the second segment of the 109th International Labour Conference. It’s an issue that’s been at the heart of the ILO mandate since it was founded. So why is it being examined now? How can the world of work help reduce inequalities? And what’s the aim of the discussion?

  6. ILO in action

    Out of the fields and into the classroom

    23 November 2021

    Senior Programme Officer in Turkey, Nejat Kocabay, explains how four ILO projects are helping to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in Turkey, including hazelnut harvesting. The projects, targeting seasonal agricultural workers, are being implemented in collaboration with the EU, Dutch and Turkish governments, Ferrero and CAOBISCO – The Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe.

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    Press release

    Youth unemployment in Thailand hits new highs due to COVID-19

    23 November 2021

    ILO assessment of the Thai labour market finds high levels of joblessness among young workers due to pandemic restrictions.

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    Migrant worker rights and recruitment

    COVID-19 has made life even more precarious for migrant workers

    22 November 2021

    Stranded in their destination countries or forced to leave, unemployed and with no access to social protection, migrant workers have suffered the worst of the pandemic.

  9. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    In the uneven recovery from the COVID-19 jobs crisis, women are being left behind

    22 November 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the world of work. A new ILO brief shows that the crisis in labour markets has had an uneven impact on women. In this podcast, Valeria Esquivel, Employment Policies and Gender specialist in the Employment, Labour Market and Youth Branch of the ILO’s Employment Policy Department analyses the current challenges and what can be done to address them.

  10. Occupational safety and health

    ILO publishes report on work-related deaths and injuries in Qatar

    18 November 2021

    Report identifies gaps in data collection on work-related deaths and injuries and calls for improvements.