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Media advisory

ILO to release latest analysis of impact of COVID-19 on global employment, informal economy and enterprises

Media advisory | 28 April 2020
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will release the latest projections of the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on workers and businesses worldwide.

The ILO Monitor third edition: COVID-19 and the world of work, and accompanying press release, will be released on Wednesday 29 April at 13.30 Geneva time (11.30 GMT).

The Monitor gives updated projections for the number of working hours lost globally as a result of the labour market disruption caused by COVID-19. It also looks at the devastating impact on 1.6 billion informal economy workers and more than 430 million enterprises worldwide.

EMBARGO: The report and all associated materials will be under STRICT EMBARGO until Wednesday 29 April at 11.30 GMT (13:30 CET).

For UNOG-accredited correspondents an embargoed virtual press briefing will take place on Wednesday 29 April from 09.30 to 10:30 GMT (11:30 to 12:30 GENEVA TIME). Login details will be sent to journalists ahead of the briefing.

Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, and Sangheon Lee, Director, ILO Employment Policy Department and leader of the team compiling the ILO Monitor will present the findings.

Embargoed copies of the Monitor and the press release can be made available to recognized media on request.

Audio of the briefing
will be available to Palais press corps and registered journalists after the press conference.

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