International Labour Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

International Labour Organisation  Current Affairs, GK & News

India assumes chairmanship of International Labour Organization after 35 years

On October 23, 2020, the Union Ministry of Labour announced that India has assumed the chairmanship of International Labour Organization after 35 years. The current Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra has been elected as the chairperson of the Governing Body of ILO. He is to preside over the upcoming meeting of the Governing body in November ..

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3rd Edition of ILO Monitor released

The 3rd edition of ILO Monitor report titled ‘COVID-19 and the world of work’ was released recently. It called for “urgent, targeted and flexible measures” to support businesses and workers. On Workplace and Business Closure With the lifting of workplace closures in China, the percentage of workers living in countries with workplace closure (recommended/ required) ..

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ILO of United Nations: 400 million Indian workers to sink into poverty

On April 8, 2020, the International Labour Organization released its report, “COVID-19 and world of work”. According to the report, around 400 million people are to enter poverty in India. Highlights The United Nations Labour body, International Labour Organization has warned that the COVID-19 is to wipe out 195 million full-time jobs. Globally, the virus ..

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World Day of Social Justice celebrated on 20 February

On 26 November 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared that 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice. This year, the theme for the World Day of Social Justice is selected as “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”. The International Labour Organization adopted the Declaration on Social Justice for ..

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Facts Box: ILO’s Labour Report, 2020

The International Labour Organization released its “The World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020” (WESO) report. The report stated that the global unemployment has been stable for the last nine years. However, slowing economic growth means that for the increasing labour force, no new jobs are created. Highlights: World The report has projected that the ..

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