News on informal economy

  1. © Alex Proimos 2021

    Domestic work – Convention C189

    10 years on, domestic workers still fight for equality and decent work

    15 June 2021

    On the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers’ Convention, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed continued vulnerabilities of domestic workers in the labour market.

  2. Informal economy

    Formalization of the informal sector in Côte d'Ivoire, ILO speeds up the process with a new training module

    14 June 2021

    "Formalize your business" is the new training module the International Labour Organization has designed as part of the process of formalizing the informal sector in Côte d'Ivoire. Twenty-five entrepreneurs from the informal economy have benefited from the pilot training phase.

  3. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project - Entrepreneurs Jouney

    06 June 2021

    Q&A with Irami Buli – An ‘Artrepreneur’ On a Mission

  4. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project - Partner Spotlight

    06 June 2021

    Q&A with Olympia E. Morei-Remengesau – Director/Curator of the Belau National Museum

  5. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    We Have the Power to Change Lives

    06 June 2021

    This month, the UN Resident Coordinator for the Fiji Multi-Country Office, Sanaka Samarasinha sat down with us to discuss Pacific informal economies. In this in-depth interview, he speaks about the unique challenges faced by the informal sector, and how we cannot hope to build back better from the pandemic without addressing the massive gaps within this often ‘invisible’ space.

  6. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    Supporting private sector resilience in the Pacific

    03 June 2021

    Business continuity planning is critical in times of crisis. For enterprises to survive, they must be able to adapt their operations to the new environment.

  7. © JannHuizenga 2021

    WESO Trends 2021

    Slow jobs recovery and increased inequality risk long-term COVID-19 scarring

    02 June 2021

    ILO projections highlight the danger of a COVID-19 labour market legacy of increased geographic and demographic inequality, rising poverty and fewer decent jobs.

  8. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    UNESCO statement for the May - June edition of the MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project Monthly Newsletter

    31 May 2021

    Director of the Office and UNESCO Representative to the Pacific States

  9. News

    ILO COOP participates in the Strategic Workshop “Toward an action plan to eliminate child labour and to promote decent work in solid waste management systems in Mexico”

    28 May 2021

    Head of ILO’s COOP Unit highlighted the role that cooperatives play for informal waste-pickers to access social protection, generate negotiation power with public and private stakeholders and to formalize their work.

  10. © G20 2021

    G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting

    Protect workers and businesses in the tourism industry

    04 May 2021

    ILO Deputy Director-General, Martha Newton, called on G20 countries to take action to support the travel and tourism industry, which has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. She was speaking at a virtual G20 Tourism Ministers’ meeting on 4 May, that discussed how governments can support the sector.