Resource library

Publications & Technical tools

  1. Joint ILO, WHO, Interpeace and PBSO paper

    Summary and key recommendations - From crisis to opportunity for sustainable peace: A joint perspective on responding to the health, employment and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19

    25 February 2021

  2. Publication

    COVID-19: Occupational health and safety for health workers

    05 February 2021

    This WHO-ILO document provides guidance on occupational health and safety measures for health workers and occupational health services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also outlines the rights and responsibilities for health and safety at work for health workers according to the standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The document is intended for employers and health-facility managers, health workers and their representatives, occupational health and safety experts, infection prevention and control experts in public and private health facilities and policy-makers at national and subnational levels.

Training materials

  1. Instructional material

    COVID-19 action checklist for the construction industry

    20 December 2020

    This action checklist provides practical measures designed to help employers, workers and the self-employed in the construction industry work safely on site and thus prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at work.

  2. Instructional material

    A COVID-19 Action Checklist for the Waste Collection Sector

    02 December 2020

    This action checklist provides practical measures to help employers and workers in the waste collection sector to work safely, while helping to maintain business continuity and community sanitation during the pandemic.

Promotional materials

  1. Euronews Now

    Guy Ryder on Euronews Now: Countries should work together to support digital labour platform workers

    24 February 2021

  2. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Protect the mental health of health and care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 February 2021

    Health and care workers have been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. It has resulted in heavier workloads and longer working hours, with insufficient time for rest and recuperation while continuously being exposed to the risk of infection. In addition, many face violence, harassment and stigmatization as they try to do their jobs. All this is taking a toll on health workers’ mental health and wellbeing.