News on informal economy
International Conference on the Future of Social Security for New Forms of Work
29 July 2022
Regional Director meets trade union leaders empowered to 'work in freedom'
29 July 2022
Ms Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO’s Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, met the women working with the Work in Freedom programme, who shared their struggles and victories from the COVID-19 pandemic
Domestic workers need social protection too
15 June 2022
What motivates someone to advocate for workers’ rights? Meet Champa, head of a network of migrant domestic workers, who lives and works in Thailand.
ILO Monitor on the World of Work
ILO: Labour market recovery goes into reverse
23 May 2022
Recovery in the global labour market is threatened by multiple and interlinked global crises, as well as increasing inequalities, according to the latest ILO report on the world of work.
The ILO’s Youth Employment Action Plan (YEAP) 2020-30
YEAP objective: To effectively make a difference in securing a better future of work for young people by promoting a human-centred, pro-youth job rich recovery from the COVID crisis, and beyond.
10 May 2022
Rural women need gender equality, workplace safety
06 April 2022
A strong and positive occupational safety and health culture is vital built on inclusion. However, women especially in rural sectors are often left out. Developmental approaches to promoting occupational safety and health, enhancing access to training and other technical advisory services, and increasing women’s participation can help improve safety and health in the rural sectors and communities.
Gender equality through improved labour standards compliance in the Philippines
04 April 2022
A dialogue on gender equality and labour standards highlighted the need to strengthen efforts to promote rights at work and improve working conditions for women through social dialogue to ensure compliance with general labour standards, including occupational safety and health, and access to social protection and other existing programmes and services.
Asia-Pacific labour market insights
E-formalization: A Korean success story
25 March 2022
An ILO report Digital solutions and formalization: E-formalization case study on the Republic of Korea highlights the role digitalization has played in Korea’s formalization success story and provides a series of valuable experiences for other countries in the region.
International Women's Day
More than 4 million women have not been able to return to work in Latin America and the Caribbean
03 March 2022
A high unemployment rate of 16.4 per cent, high informality, overload due to care tasks, are factors that contribute to increasing gender gaps in the labour market. A new ILO Technical Note looks at policies that can be applied to make up lost ground.
ILO, ECOP partner for responsible labour practices in rural sectors
15 February 2022
The ILO and ECOP bring together businesses in rural sectors of agriculture, fishing and mining to promote compliance on labour standards, occupational safety and health (OSH) and gender equality.