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  1. Recordings of the Global Research Webinar (1/5): Opening remarks

    03 November 2020

    This video series are recordings of the Global Research Webinar "Towards a brighter future of work in the digital economy", which was held on 30 September 2020. The purpose of the webinar was to share the main findings of the ILO research project on skills shortages, skills development strategies, and the governance of international labour migration of ICT specialists in Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

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    Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impact ripples through supply chain

    21 October 2020

    Collapsing consumer demand, government lockdown measures and disruptions to raw material imports have taken their toll on the Asia Pacific garment industry, says a new ILO report.

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    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  4. ILO releases checklist to protect the health and safety of miners during COVID-19

    14 October 2020

    The mining industry plays a critical role in global supply chains and economic development. To support the sector during the #COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO has released a checklist of sector-specific guidance to keep miners and mines safe.

  5. Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

    13 October 2020

    Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.

  6. On Mexico’s farms, COVID-19 highlights need for fair recruitment

    17 August 2020

    Farmers and workers on the Mexico-Guatemala border have long relied on informal cross-border migrant labour, although these practices open the way to exploitation and abuse, and in the era of COVID-19, increase health and safety risks. Now, an ILO project is working with local organizations to promote fairer and safer recruitment practices.

  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Outcome of the International Maritime Virtual Summit on Crew Changes organized by the United Kingdom

    16 July 2020

    With hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded at sea due to the pandemic, a new international agreement recognizes them as key workers who should be protected.

  8. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

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    Greening the transport sector in the post COVID-19 recovery could create up to 15 million jobs worldwide

    19 May 2020

    Investment in transforming the transport sector could create millions of new jobs and help countries move to greener, healthier economies, says report from the International Labour Organization and the UN Economic Commission for Europe.

  10. Brazil ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    13 May 2020

    Brazil became the 97th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention.