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Latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world of work plus a range of resources for journalists including, virtual press conferences, videos and contact information for interview requests.

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  1. © Reuters 2021

    Reuters

    Job cut fears as fashion brands slash orders in Bangladesh with coronavirus

    19 March 2020

  2. © Ribeiro / New York Daily News 2021

    New York Daily News

    Coronavirus could cost 25 million people worldwide their jobs, UN says

    19 March 2020

  3. CNN - Quest Means Business

    Up to 24.7 million jobs could be lost globally due to COVID-19 pandemic, says ILO

    18 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the world of work and what action needs to be taken to protect workers and business.

  4. BBC World News

    International cooperation is missing from policy response to COVID-19, says ILO Director-General

    18 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks to BBC World News about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the world of work, and what action needs to be taken to protect workers and business.

  5. BBC

    Worker involvement key to workplace safety in China

    12 August 2015

    Explosion in northern China puts focus on workplace safety. The BBC interviews Tim De Meyer, Director of the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, on the tragic loss of life caused by the explosion in the port of Tianjin on 12 August 2015. He said more needs to be done to ensure workers are given the tools and support necessary to protect themselves, the public and the environment.