News on informal economy

  1. UN General Assembly: High-Level Event on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication

    We must learn the lessons of the pandemic

    28 September 2021

    Countries must act now to stimulate an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at a high-level event on ‘Jobs and social protection for poverty eradication’ at the UN General Assembly in New York.

  2. Article

    Business formalization training for young agripreneurs from Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda

    24 September 2021

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    21st Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour

    ILO warns of a recovery with high unemployment and worrying informality in Latin America and the Caribbean

    24 September 2021

    At the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour, the Director-General of the ILO said that it is necessary to move towards a sustainable and resilient inclusive recovery in the face of a pandemic that “has brought the world of work to its knees”.

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    Latin America and the Caribbean face an insufficient labour market recovery with a predominance of informal jobs

    08 September 2021

    Around 70 per cent of the jobs created in recent months in a group of Latin American countries are in informal conditions. Meanwhile, unemployment and the decline in labour force participation are persistent. The International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for action to face the unequal impact of the crisis with more and better jobs.

  5. Informal Economy

    120 informal sector entrepreneurs in south Santo (Vanuatu) access business and technical training

    31 August 2021

    Since 2020, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) economic empowerment work in Vanuatu has been amplified by the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project. With the support from the project, the Vanuatu team has been able to extend its reach and to fund seeds and agricultural tools distribution.

  6. Informal Economy

    Tevita Tobeyaweni – Entrepreneur’s Journey (FIJI)

    31 August 2021

    Tevita Tobeyaweni is a dancer-choreographer and the founder of MATA Dance Crew in Fiji. He takes us through his journey as a growing entrepreneur.

  7. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    IFAD statement for the August edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    31 August 2021

    IFAD Country Director, Pacific Island States, Tawfiq El-Zabri

  8. News

    ILO COOP Manager Simel Esim participated in a webinar on Home-based Workers and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

    12 August 2021

    During the webinar that was organized by HomeNet International, ILO COOP Manager answered questions on the definition and components of SSE, the relevance of SSE as a framework, its relation to public and private sectors, and the upcoming general discussion at ILC 2022 on the topic.

  9. International Youth Day 2021

    Digital labour platforms offer young refugees a possible route to decent work

    12 August 2021

    Digital labour platforms have the potential to transform how young refugees make a living, according to a new ILO report, but coordinated action is needed to help them access the gig economy and decent digital jobs.

  10. Press release

    ILO, USDOL launch new project to support rural workers

    11 August 2021

    Men and women rural workers will benefit from a new ILO, USDOL partnership to support COVID-19 recovery through decent work, and improve health and safety at work, gender equality and labour law compliance in agriculture, fishing and mining in the Philippines.