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

May 2022

  1. Media advisory

    ILO to release assessment of the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on the world of work

    06 May 2022

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    Tourism sector

    Tourism has potential to play a major role in global pandemic recovery

    06 May 2022

    With the right policies the tourism sector can play a major role in the global COVID-19 recovery, provided that an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises is established and the jobs created are decent and support social and economic progress.

  3. © Clarence Elie-Rivera/DC37 2022

    Social Dialogue

    Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

  4. Social dialogue

    Collective bargaining is key to forge an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient recovery

    05 May 2022

    A new ILO flagship report shows that collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic in forging resilience and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

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    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Social dialogue is key to mitigate work accidents and increase productivity

    04 May 2022

    Social dialogue is needed to enhance the OSH management system at the company management level, and improve the quality of the human resources.

April 2022

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    Economic and social development in LDCs

    Progress in Least Developed Countries stalled by multiple crises

    29 April 2022

    Structural weaknesses in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will be exacerbated if they are not able to fully participate in the global recovery.

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    Occupational Safety and Health

    Social dialogue, key to strengthening safety and health at work

    28 April 2022

    Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the importance of an effective collaboration between social partners in preventing occupational accidents and diseases, says a new report from the ILO on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  3. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Social Dialogue towards a Positive Safety and Health Culture

    28 April 2022

  4. Media advisory

    ILO to release a report on the role of collective bargaining in fighting inequality

    27 April 2022

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    Media advisory

    ILO to release new report on future of work in Least Developed Countries

    25 April 2022

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    Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    Invest in a greener and more inclusive human-centred recovery ILO tells World Bank and IMF

    21 April 2022

    In statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, emphasized the urgency of fostering a human-centred recovery amid a fragile outlook for 2022.

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    Better Work

    Report shows rebound of Jordan’s garment sector amid ongoing labour concerns

    19 April 2022

    Better Work Jordan’s 2022 annual report showed improving business conditions in the sector and progress on working conditions. Exports partially rebounded in the country’s garment sector from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Press release

    ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ attitude hampering COVID recovery for fishers and seafood processors in South-East Asia

    19 April 2022

    New ILO-Cornell brief finds that exclusion from pandemic relief measures and social protection schemes hits migrant fisheries workers hard.

  9. World Health Day

    Jump-start a healthier and greener recovery

    07 April 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the multiple links between public health and the environment. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.

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    Job creation in the Western Balkans

    How nearshoring may create opportunities for the Western Balkan economies?

    05 April 2022

    In this issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Zuzana Zavarska, Economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. We asked her to explain how nearshoring may create economic opportunities for the Western Balkans.