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November 2021

  1. Media advisory

    109th International Labour Conference to resume

    18 November 2021

    Inequalities and skills for lifelong learning will be the key discussions during the second part of this year’s ILC.

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    The tourism sector

    ILO research highlights massive COVID-19 impact on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 November 2021

    Asia–Pacific tourism industry left reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.

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    GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body concludes its 343rd session

    17 November 2021

    The ILO Governing Body concluded on 12 November. ILO News discussed the key elements with Dimitrina Dimitrova, Deputy Director of the Department for Official Meetings, Documentation and Relations of the ILO.

  4. ILO in Action

    We open opportunities for persons with disability in the workplace

    16 November 2021

    ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Pauline Swagi, speaks from Nairobi about the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) programme, which is developing, testing, and sharing effective ways to engage and retain persons with disabilities in waged employment in the private sector in Kenya. The programme is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK and is implemented in Kenya and Bangladesh.

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    Social dialogue

    ILO launches new tool on social dialogue

    15 November 2021

    The new ILO tool, which outlines steps to create effective and inclusive social dialogue, will assist with the achievement of several UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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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?

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    Social protection

    ILO reaches ratification target for landmark social security Convention

    08 November 2021

    Paraguay has become the 60th country to ratify the flagship ILO social security Convention, No.102, reaching a target set in 2012 by the ILO’s Governing Body.

  8. Social protection

    Social protection for migrant workers, refugees and their families

    08 November 2021

    4.1 billion individuals worldwide have no access to social protection. This includes millions of migrant workers, refugees, and their families. They face legal and practical challenges to access social protection. Many options exist to secure and maintain social security rights across borders and address the protection gaps, inequalities and discrimination evidenced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    COP26

    ILO welcomes COP26 Just Transition Declaration

    05 November 2021

    The ILO plays key role in developing the Just Transition Declaration, agreed at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow.

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    Better Work

    New joint ILO-IFC programme launched with support of EU in the apparel industry in Madagascar

    03 November 2021

    Industry leaders launched the Better Work Madagascar programme to transform the country’s apparel industry by improving working conditions and business productivity. The programme will contribute to the creation of decent employment and inclusive growth.