ILO Talks

16 September 2021 - 16:00 (CEST)

Global Action for a Recovery that Benefits All

In the third in the series of ILO Talks, Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and author of What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract, provides insights on the global action needed for a recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that benefits all.

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

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ILO Talks has followed the evolution of the COVID-19 crisis and the international response to its human impact. Previous Talks have focused on how the pandemic has transformed the world of work, and how to keep the promise of change post-COVID19. The third talk will look at how we make substantive change a reality.

ILO Member States and their employer, and worker representatives have adopted a Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery. It commits countries to an economic and social recovery from the crisis that is fully inclusive, sustainable, and resilient.

It calls for a job-rich recovery that supports workers and enterprises; international policy coherence and coordination around human-centred policies and strategies; and investments in people, skills, the institutions of work and decent work more broadly.

These investments will be key, as will global solidarity, to ensure poorer countries have the financial space to invest and achieve the targets set out in the 2030 agenda and the Call to Action. Finance, for development and a human-centred approach, will determine how successful and resilient the global COVID-19 recovery is. Whether it ushers in a new dawn of human development, or sustains the status quo of most of the world barely getting by.

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