Statements and speeches

2020

  1. COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and labour demand

    Are there enough health workers?

    03 April 2020

    Countries’ capacities to recruit and retain health workers vary significantly across regions. This unequal distribution exacerbates inequities in access to health services.

  2. © Hospital CLÍNIC 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Five ways to protect health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

    01 April 2020

    Health workers and systems are playing a crucial role in the global fight against COVID-19 and special measures are needed to support and protect them.

  3. © Matt Ming 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19 cruelly highlights inequalities and threatens to deepen them

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  4. COVID-19: Pandemic in the World of Work

    COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

    27 March 2020

    The Corona virus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. If our response is to be effective it must take into account all these factors, and be delivered in a co-ordinated, global way. In particular, it must answer the needs of the most vulnerable.

  5. © Chassenet / BSIP via AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    COVID-19: Social protection systems failing vulnerable groups

    25 March 2020

    Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive, and permanent social-protection systems.

  6. © dronepicr 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Precarious workers pushed to the edge by COVID-19

    20 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all workers in some way. Those on precarious contracts or in non-standard employment are even harder hit, as many have no access to sick pay, unemployment insurance or other critical protections.

  7. Blog

    “I am Generation Equality”: Ideals versus reality in Asia and the Pacific’s labour markets

    11 March 2020

    In 1995, an ambitious and progressive plan to improve empowerment of all women and girls globally was developed at the historic Fourth World Conference on Women. Since then, a new generation of women workers have become eligible to enter the workforce; but have they been able to find equal work and pay?

  8. Statement

    Innovation is the key to manage challenges of the future

    15 February 2020

    Ms Dagmar Walter, Director DWT for South Asia and India, provided a keynote lecture at VIASHVIK 2020, an annual event of the MA Globalization and Labour course at Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

  9. Future of Work

    Viet Nam’s openness to trade changes national job distribution, types and quality

    11 February 2020

    An interview with ILO Viet Nam Labour Economist, Valentina Barcucci

  10. Statement

    Thank you India for the partnership in promoting peace

    22 January 2020

    Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT South Asia and India, paid vote of thanks at the ILO Centenary Celebrations organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.