The topics for discussion on this portal have already been analyzed by multiple actors. In this repository, the GS / OAS brings together some of them, as one more contribution to the discussion. This repository has two sections: In the Policy section, we will integrate information on policies relevant to the issues under discussion that are being implemented by Member States, Observer States and other States of the world. In Studies we will include analyzes, reports and reports published by academic institutions, think tanks, international and multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations and private entities, all of them of recognized prestige, which are relevant to the conversation. The OAS will publish these articles and reports in their original language.

ILO - COVID-19 and the World of Work. Sixth Edition Updated Estimates and Analysis

  • 31 October 2020

At 94 per cent, the overall share of workers residing in countries with workplace closures of some sort remains high. The share of workers in countries with required closures for all but essential workplaces across the entire economy or in targeted areas is still significant, though there are large regional variations. Among uppermiddle-income countries, around 70 per cent of workers continue to live in countries with such strict lockdown measures in place (whether nationwide or in specific geographical areas), while in low-income countries, the earlier strict measures have been relaxed considerably, despite increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases

ILO: 34 million jobs lost by the COVID-19 crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • 30 September 2020

It says that during this crisis "34 million workers lost their jobs (some temporarily)", according to available information from nine countries that represent more than 80 per cent of the economically active population of the region. The employment rate reached 51.1 per cent in the first quarter, a reduction of 5.4 percentage points compared to the data for the same period of the previous year, which represents "a historical minimum value."

The report also highlights that as of the third quarter of 2020, levels of economic activity have slightly improved. Data reveals a beginning of recovery in employment and a return of some workers to the labour force.

Country policy responses/ ILO

  • 29 September 2020

Countries are taking unprecedented measures to combat the spread of the disease, while ameliorating its pernicious effect on the economy and labour market.

Find out the policies implemented by governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and the ILO in 188 countries and territories.

COVID-19 and the world of work

  • 1 September 2020

The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.

La Conducta Empresarial Responsable en tiempos del COVID-19

  • 1 September 2020

En estas circunstancias adversas, las empresas, especialmente las de gran tamaño y multinacionales, pueden contribuir decisivamente a paliar los efectos de la crisis en sus trabajadores y proveedores a través de acciones de responsabilidad para contribuir a la sostenibilidad de las sociedades en donde operan.

Un plan de seis pasos para favorecer la continuidad de las operaciones de las Pymes durante la crisis de la COVID-19

  • 1 September 2020

Esta herramienta ha sido concebida para ayudar a las empresas por la crisis ocasionada por la COVID-19. Básicamente, sirve para diseñar un «plan de continuidad de las operaciones» adaptable a su empresa.

Encuesta evaluación de las necesidades empresas: Evaluación de las necesidades de las empresas como consecuencia de la COVID-19

  • 1 September 2020

Esta herramienta, desarrolla por la Oficina de Actividades para los Empleadores de la OIT (OIT-ACTEMP), tiene por objeto ayudar a las organizaciones empresariales (OE) a evaluar las necesidades de las empresas como consecuencia de la crisis ocasionada por la COVID-19. La encuesta consta de dos partes: una encuesta de evaluación de las necesidades y una plantilla para presentar las principales conclusiones y solicitar la asistencia a diferentes instituciones.

COVID-19 Modelo de respuesta colectiva para las Organizaciones Empresariales

  • 1 September 2020

Este modelo de declaración colectiva permite a las organizaciones empresariales (OE) presentar sus recomendaciones sobre COVID-19 al gobierno, los sindicatos y otros actores interesados.

Cómo gestionar el lugar de trabajo durante la crisis de la COVID-19: Una Guía para los Empleadores

  • 1 September 2020

La presente Guía ha sido elaborada por la Oficina de Actividades para los Empleadores de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT-ACT/EMP) como referencia general para las organizaciones empresariales (OE). Su finalidad es ser de utilidad a los empleadores a gestionar el lugar de trabajo durante la COVID-19: dirigiendo el negocio, protegiendo a los trabajadores, y respondiendo algunas de las cuestiones sobre relaciones laborales y de seguridad y salud en el trabajo (SST) que están surgiendo. El objetivo es compartirla con la comunidad empresarial en los diferentes países. La presente Guía se basa en las guías, las directrices y los recursos publicados por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), los gobiernos y las organizaciones empresariales y empresas.

COVID-19 and labour statistics

  • 1 September 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has a large impact on our lives and our societies — but what is the impact and consequences for labour markets and the collection of labour statisti

Telework in the 21st Century

  • 1 September 2020

An Evolutionary Perspective

Country policy responses

  • 1 September 2020

Search a country or territory to find out the measures implemented by governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and the ILO during COVID-19

ILO - Jump-Start a Green Recovery with More and Better Jobs

  • 21 July 2020

As governments respond to the #COVID19 pandemic, the multiple links between public health and the environment have become evident. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.

As Jobs Crisis Deepens, ILO Warns of Uncertain and Incomplete Labour Market Recovery

  • 30 June 2020

The number of working hours lost across the world in the first half of 2020 was significantly worse than previously estimated, while the highly uncertain recovery in the second half of the year will not be enough to go back to pre-pandemic levels, even in the best scenario, and risks seeing continuing large scale job losses, warns the International Labour Organization (ILO).

COVID-19 Causes Unprecedented Jobs Crisis, Almost All Workers and Businesses Affected by Lockdown Measures

  • 19 June 2020

Massive losses in working hours, equivalent to 305 million full-time jobs, are predicted for the second quarter of 2020, while 38 percent of the workforce – some 1.25 billion workers – is employed in high-risk sectors.

The Policy Brief, which is based on data and analysis from the International Labour Organization (ILO), warns that many of those people who have lost their jobs and livelihoods in recent months will not be able to re-enter labour markets any time soon.

Livelihoods of More than 55 Million Domestic Workers at Risk due to COVID-19

  • 16 June 2020

In countries with strict levels of lockdown, domestic workers, whether formally or informally employed, have been unable to go to work. But while some of those formally employed still had access to unemployment insurance, for domestic workers in informal employment staying home has meant losing their livelihoods with no safety net to fall back on, making it difficult for them to put food on the table.

ILO/UNICEF - COVID-19 May Push Millions More Children into Child Labour

  • 12 June 2020

Millions more children risk being pushed into child labour as a result of the COVID-19 crisis , which could lead to the first rise in child labour after 20 years of progress, according to a new brief from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF.

According to COVID-19 and child labour: A time of crisis, a time to act, child labour decreased by 94 million since 2000, but that gain is now at risk.

Child Labour Gains Since 2000 ‘Could be Wiped out by COVID’, UN Warns

  • 12 June 2020

Existing global estimates indicate that 152 million children are being put to work, but the figure is due to be updated next year, once the wider impact of coronavirus lockdown precautions become clearer.

“As the pandemic wreaks havoc on family incomes, without support, many could resort to child labour”, said Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), marking the World Day Against Child Labour.

ILO - Covid-19 Prevention Mitigation Measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

  • 10 June 2020

Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic. What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • 31 May 2020

Estimates point to a decline in global gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 that will be the largest in decades (by 2%) and to significant contractions in the volume of global trade (by between 13% and 32%).The drop in economic activity, particularly in China, the United States and Europe, is hurting trade volumes and prices in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially for commodities. Some key production sectors in countries of the region form part of global value chains in which the United States and China are fundamental. In addition, many countries will be severely affected by reduced remittances from migrants and the decline in tourism. The deterioration in global financial conditions has increased volatility in the region to record levels, and there have been massive capital outflows from emerging markets, most currencies have depreciated against the dollar and sovereign risk has risen sharply (ECLAC, 2020c).