Joining forces in Latin America and the Caribbean to help minimise the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and foster responsible and sustainable businesses

Joint Statement by the ILO, the OECD, the OHCHR, the REDESCA of the IACHR, the UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

Statement | 28 April 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly spreading throughout the world, triggering an unprecedented health and human crisis that not only kills and spreads human suffering, but also upends people’s lives and attacks societies at their core. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the crisis will also have severe and lasting consequences on the lives of people, as well as on the region’s societies and economies. ILO estimates that, in the second quarter of 2020, working hours will decline by 5.7% – which is equivalent to 14 million full-time workers in the region, compared to the pre-crisis baseline (Q4 2019).

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