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The latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world of work and the responses of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

September 2022

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Rejected and discriminated: From toilet cleaner to business owner

    26 September 2022

    Zee never gave up on her dream to start a business despite rejection, discrimination, a pandemic and a super typhoon. A hybrid trade fair organized by the ILO and the Women's Business Council Philippines, with the support of J.P. Morgan, gives Zee more chances to grow her business.

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Platform work and gender inequalities - A case study from India

    26 September 2022

    Over the past decade, the world has witnessed a rise in platforms and the growing platformization of work. These trends are also pervasive in India. While these developments have resulted in increased access to work for women, they are also characterized by a number of challenges. This episode examines these issues and offers some policy considerations for overcoming these challenges.

  3. International Equal Pay Day 2022

    US Pro Golfer Lizette Salas calls for gender pay equality

    16 September 2022

    Globally, women continue to be underpaid compared to men. On International Equal Pay Day, US LPGA Star Lizette Salas joins the ILO to amplify the call for equal gender pay in sports and in society.

August 2022

  1. News

    Employers in the Philippines innovate with eCampus digital learning

    31 August 2022

    The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) regarded the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to transition to digital learning. The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) teamed with ECOP to build their new eCampus platform with support from the Walt Disney Company.

  2. Article

    Improved business skills and knowledge empower Indonesian transgender entrepreneurs

    31 August 2022

    The ILO’s series of business coaching programme have empowered 394 transgender entrepreneurs. They do not only survive the pandemic, but also improve their business performance and increase their incomes.

  3. News

    Digital training to boost productivity, safety of enterprises

    26 August 2022

    A new agreement between the ILO and DTI, will increase productivity, improve safety of small and informal enterprises across the country through digital training under the Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project funded by the Government of Japan.

  4. TICAD 8

    ILO co-hosts TICAD 8 Side Event

    22 August 2022

    Human security and emergency jobs for peace and resilience/ Experiences through partnership between Japan and the ILO for the promotion of decent work agenda in the context of fragility

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    Tokyo International Conference on African Development

    Decent work agenda for Africa to be promoted at TICAD 8

    22 August 2022

    Key elements of the decent work agenda will be promoted at ILO-organized events taking place during the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8).

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    Voices

    An indigenous entrepreneur in tune with Mother Earth

    17 August 2022

    After successfully reclaiming her people’s territory in Quebrada de Humahuaca, Northern Argentina, Celestina Ábalos turned to tourism to share and promote her indigenous culture. ILO entrepreneurship training during the COVID-19 pandemic helped her business grow.

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    The Future of Work Podcast

    Can Ethiopia rebuild its COVID-19 damaged tourism sector?

    15 August 2022

    What are the challenges facing Ethiopia’s tourism sector? How is the country planning to re-position itself as a major destination through sustainable tourism? The ILO’s Future of Work podcast interviews Tewodros Derbew from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Tourism.

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    Global Employment Trends for Youth

    Recovery in youth employment is still lagging, says ILO

    11 August 2022

    A new report, issued ahead of International Youth Day, shows large regional differences in young people's prospects in the labour market.

  9. News

    ILO’s timely interventions assist small businesses in Uganda

    04 August 2022

    Business support grants and business management training from the ILO provided a new lease of life to some of the microenterprises in Uganda struggling to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown measures.

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    Voices

    How my tourism business survived COVID-19

    01 August 2022

    When COVID-19 struck Indonesia, Dekha Dewandana’s previously thriving ‘homestay’ tourism business was pushed to the verge of collapse. With the support of the ILO, his business survived and grew.

July 2022

  1. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Work-life transitions: Are they becoming more turbulent?

    27 July 2022

    This podcast episode aims to explore labour market transition patterns to enhance global knowledge of such patterns for informed and timely policymaking, particularly in emerging and developing countries, and identifies the role digitalization plays as a driver of changing transition patterns but also as a facilitator of transitions.

  2. BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment meeting

    ILO Director-General welcomes BRICS commitment to green jobs, skills development, workers’ protection

    15 July 2022

    Guy Ryder warned the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers, from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, of a growing risk of further labour market deterioration in 2022.