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April 2020

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    COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    Which policies can help small businesses withstand COVID-19?

    16 April 2020

    The survival of many small and medium enterprises hangs in the balance as the devastating economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to spread. What kind of policies are needed to prevent these businesses from collapsing, and along with them millions of jobs?

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Young workers will be hit hard by COVID-19’s economic fallout

    15 April 2020

    The COVID-19 emergency is affecting almost everyone in the world, regardless of age, income or country. However, young people are likely to be particularly hard hit by the economic fallout of the crisis. Find out five reasons why.

  3. COVID-19 and advocates

    Turn crisis into an opportunity

    15 April 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has forced nearly 1.37 billion students to stay at home. Youth icon and Indian cinema actor, Ishaan Khatter says that this can be an opportunity to learn new skills, adapt to our changing world of work while taking care of our health and our society.

  4. COVID-19 and advocates

    Labour and Human rights in sports, a priority

    14 April 2020

    On International Day of Sports for Development and Peace Mary Harvey spoke about the need for a strong team spirit in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. She is committed to promoting labour and human rights standards in the arena of sports.

  5. COVID-19 and advocates

    We are in this together

    14 April 2020

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador Wagner Moura calls protection of workers, support to businesses and income security for everyone.

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    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Women health workers: Working relentlessly in hospitals and at home

    07 April 2020

    Women globally make up over 70 per cent of workers in health, including those working in care institutions. They are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. As a result of the pandemic they are facing a double burden: longer shifts at work and additional care work at home.

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

    The need to scale up investment in health workforces

    03 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 crisis puts pressure on health services across the globe, new data from the ILO’s Department of Statistics highlights the already existing shortages of health workers.

  8. COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and employment

    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.

  9. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    Five things SMEs need to survive COVID-19

    03 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has hit Small and Medium Enterprises and their workers hard. So what do SMEs need and what has worked in previous calamities to help them survive? Here are our top five policy options.

  10. COVID-19: Protecting workers

    Occupational safety and health tips for workplaces

    02 April 2020

    Adequate safety and health measures at work can play a crucial role in containing the spread of the disease, while protecting workers and society at large. Governments, employers and workers all have a role to play in tackling COVID-19 crisis, and their collaboration is key.