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Last update19 Jun 2021

Representatives from the world of work are convening remotely during the first ever virtual International Labour Conference. Follow the Conference as it unfolds.

The impact of COVID-19 on the world of work and how to ensure an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery, dominated the June segment of the first virtual International Labour Conference. The second segment of the Conference, to be held from 25 November to 11 December, will discuss the issue of inequality and the world of work, as well as skills and lifelong learning.

Press release: 109th International Labour Conference: COVID-19 and social protection among key debates as June session of virtual International Labour Conference ends

Catalina Devandas Aguilar of Costa Rica, Chairperson. Recurrent Discussion Committee on Social Security : presentation, discussion and adoption of the resolution and conclusions. Closing of the June session of the 109th International Labour Conference. Photo © Marcel Crozet / ILO

The pandemic has revealed the urgency of putting in place universal social protection to enable an inclusive recovery response to the COVID-19 crisis. The 109th Session of the International Labour Conference made social protection a strategic priority for the ILO's 187 member States. Read the full report here.

Over 200 workers under the Community Emergency Employment Programme (CEEP) received their initial payment on 11 December 2020. Providing decent work is highlighted in CEEP by recognizing the rights of workers, providing minimum wages, extending social protection, ensuring equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work. Photo © ILO

ILO member States made extensive use of "peak-level" social dialogue to shape emergency measures for mitigating the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read ILO's programme and budget for 2022-23, adopted at the International Labour Conference at its 109th session . It responds to the need to provide a human-centred, sustainable and inclusive global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The last episode of ILC Daily Show is here. Catch ILO Director-General share key insights from the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference. We will also unpack how labour standards improve the situations of workers around the world. It takes a particular look at the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (C190), which comes into force on June 25. Ask your questions to our experts on the ILC Daily Show. Use #ILCDailyShow. ILO TwitterILO LinkedInILO Facebook, Tune in at 17:00 CET today.

As the ILO Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment is coming into force, the ILO is organizing a Global Action Week to launch a global ratification campaign of the international standard against violence and Harassment at work.

Actress and model Mrunal Thakur voices the real-life story of a rural girl trapped in forced prostitution.