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Media advisory

ILO to release data on devastating impact of COVID-19 on youth

Media advisory | 25 May 2020
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 fourth edition: COVID-19 and the world of work, and accompanying press release, will be released on Wednesday 27 May at 14:00 Geneva time (12:00 GMT).

This new report will outline the devastating effect the crisis is having on youth employment. It will also look at the impact on labour markets of measures to create a safe return to work.

EMBARGO: The report and all associated materials will be under STRICT EMBARGO until Wednesday 27 May at 12:00 GMT (14:00 CET).

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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