COVID-19 and the world of work


Online events and webinars connecting participants from across the world of work to discuss key ïssues relating to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its policy responses.
  1. End Child Labour: Virtual Race 2021

    12 June - 12 July 2021

    The massive campaign will be conducted by the ILO in collaboration with Cause Indonesia, an organization that provides a virtual platform and community, through a virtual race by inviting more than 5,000 participants nationwide to be involved and to be part of the social movement against child labour.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour in the context of International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Nepal

    11 June 2021

    The ILO Country Office for Nepal, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, is organizing a national social dialogue event with ILO constituents and development and policy advocacy partners, on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour 2021.

  3. High-level event: “Act Now, End Child Labour!”

    10 June 2021

    Join us for a high-level virtual side event during the International Labour Conference on the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour.

  4. Taking stock of the COVID-19 crisis: the impact on the labour market and how countries have responded

    28 May 2021

    The Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organized a webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the labour market and how countries have responded.

  5. COVID-19 and Multinational Enterprises: FDI, Trade and Decent Work in Asia Pacific

    24 May 2021

    This Research Webinar will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on multinational enterprises, focusing on FDI, trade and decent work in the Asia and the Pacific region. The Webinar will present a recent ILO Brief that was prepared jointly by the ILO's Research Department, the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit of ILO's Enterprises Department, and the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

  6. How to keep the promise of change post COVID-19

    13 May 2021

    In the second in the series of ILO Talks, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London, discusses how the post-COVID period can be used to rethink and build a more equitable, sustainable future.

  7. Global dialogue on safety and health at work in response to emergencies and crises

    28 April 2021

    Virtual discussion on the importance of anticipating, preparing and responding to crises: invest now in resilient occupational safety and health, in the context of COVID-19.

  8. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

    28 April 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many effects it has had on the world of work. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on strategies to strengthen national occupational safety and health (OSH) systems to build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future, drawing on lessons learned and experiences from the world of work.

  9. OSH in the construction sector

    26 April 2021

    The webinar will address the key issues related to OSH in the construction sector and will look into practical measures designed to help employers, workers and the self-employed in the construction sector work safely in times of COVID-19.

  10. Africa regional launch of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative and “the social dimension of the ecological transition” project

    21 April 2021

    In the context of the ILO’s Green Week and this year’s Earth Day, the ILO and its tripartite constituents will host a regional launch of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative. The event will also launch the social dimension of the ecological transition project on advancing climate action, a just transition, and decent work in Africa.