ILO to hold virtual, global summit on COVID-19 and the world of work

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), ILO is to hold a high-level, virtual, global summit on COVID-19 and the world of work between July 1 and 9.

The Summit will be the largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments; which will discuss how to address the economic and social impact of the pandemic, which has laid bare the extreme vulnerability of millions of workers and enterprises across the world.

Participants will also discuss how the world of work can build back better in the post-pandemic recovery.

According to the organization, regional events will take place between July 1 and 2, followed by three days of global discussions, from 7–9 July.

The global summit will examine a range of issues, including: How to promote full and productive employment in this new environment; What needs to be done to address the massive vulnerabilities in the world of work made evident by the pandemic; and which workers require particular support and attention.

Other issues to be examined are: How to position the reduction and elimination of poverty as central objectives of the recovery process; and how the international community can come together with real common purpose and rededicate itself to the delivery of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

The summit will follow the launch, on 30 June, of the ILO Monitor Fifth Edition: COVID-19 and the world of work, which analyses the effects of COVID-19 on labour markets worldwide.

 

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