Promoting Decent Work in India: May-June 2021

This is second edition of the update covering key initiatives and achievements of the ILO and its constituents contributing to the priorities of India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-22

Overcoming the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the month of May and June fueled the recovery efforts for ILO Constituents.

At the historical, first virtual International Labour Conference (ILC), delegates from 181 countries including India representing the Governments, Workers and Employers adopted unanimously a Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery that prioritizes the creation of decent jobs for all and addresses the inequalities caused by the crisis. A World of Work Summit was held on 17 – 18 June, which featured addresses from world leaders and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and the United Nations.

Key dates were observed – World Day Against Child Labour, International Domestic Workers Day, World MSME Day, and World Environment Day. They offered an opportunity to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities and renew our commitment towards supporting them to cope with the ‘new normal’. Read more about our initiatives in this issue.