News on Least developed countries

October 2020

  1. Annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    ILO: The world economy needs a new engine of economic recovery

    16 October 2020

    In written statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned against higher levels of poverty and inequality resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for social protection for all, he called for profound structural changes to build back better and faster.

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    Labour Overview in Latin America and the Caribbean

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

    01 October 2020

    The pandemic has led to a drastic contraction in employment and income in the region, but signs of an early recovery suggest the situation could begin to improve in the coming weeks.

September 2020

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 leads to massive labour income losses worldwide

    23 September 2020

    A new ILO analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 reveals a “massive” drop in labour income and a fiscal stimulus gap that threatens to increase inequality between richer and poorer countries.

July 2020

  1. Virtual Global Summit

    ILO Global Summit builds commitment to create better world of work after COVID-19

    13 July 2020

    Global leaders discussed strategies to ensure the world of work after the COVID-19 pandemic tackles the vulnerabilities exposed by the outbreak, including a lack of social protection, the informal economy, inequality and climate change.

June 2020

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    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

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    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

  3. Global Deal Conference

    Social dialogue essential to any effective response to the pandemic says ILO Director-General

    26 June 2020

    Giving communities a greater voice in their own affairs enables compromises on difficult issues, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s at the Global Deal Conference on “Social Dialogue and the SDGs in the times of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

May 2020

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    COVID-19 and gender equality

    COVID-19: G7 nations need to get gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    14 May 2020

    Fighting deep-rooted gender inequality must be part of countries’ responses to the crisis, says high-level meeting on the role of women in the post-COVID future.

  2. Press release

    ILO and Fafo launch rapid impact assessment of COVID-19 on workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    The assessment highlights the vulnerabilities of informally employed workers, including Syrian refugees, during lockdown.

April 2020

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    COVID-19: Relying on social dialogue for solutions

    The COVID-19 crisis: A wake-up call to strengthen social protection systems

    24 April 2020

    Countries with effective health and social protection systems are better prepared to respond to the pandemic.