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    The G20 and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Global action to beat COVID-19 crisis vital to prevent employment disaster, ILO tells G20 ministers

    23 April 2020

    More needs to be done to protect workers and support businesses, particularly in low and middle income countries, the ILO Director-General has told labour ministers.

  2. © Ryan Brown / UN Women 2024

    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    COVID-19 responses must be built on human solidarity, ILO tells World Bank/IMF

    17 April 2020

    In submissions to the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank the ILO Director-General has laid out a four-pillar plan of policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis, that are human-centred and built on global solidarity.

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    ILO’s Report on Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 Crisis by Countries

    09 April 2020

    According to a recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), measures in health and unemployment benefits were the most frequently announced responses by countries, with coverage further extended. Measures cover all functions social protection. The number of countries and territories that announced responses increased from 3 in February to 43 in March, including 63 measures announced by 34 countries just in the week of 16–22 March.

  4. COVID-19: Country policy responses

    The world of work and COVID-19: How countries are responding

    09 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll in many countries, the ILO is publishing a digest of the actions taken by its member States and their social partners, to lessen the impact on their economies and labour markets.

  5. News

    ILO Launches Web Page Covering COVID-19 Country Policy Responses

    08 April 2020