From the immediate crisis response to COVID-19 pandemic towards economic recovery – decent work in focus

Part I : "Employment and labour market affected by COVID-19 pandemic, global overview, regional context and crisis mitigation measures”

Organised by the ILO Moscow Office within the framework of the project
“Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”
20 May 2020, Wednesday
11:00 Moscow time

The COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on public health and brings unprecedented shocks to economies and labour markets. Through the massive economic disruption, the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the world workforce, and employment impact of COVID-19 is deep and far-reaching. However, the shock to the labour market is far from uniform, with specific sectors bearing the brunt of the collapse in economic activity.

Large-scale and coordinated policy efforts should be taken to provide employment and income support, and stimulate the economies and labour demand. These measures not only cushion enterprises and workers against immediate employment and income losses but also help preventing a chain of supply shocks and demand shocks that could lead to a prolonged economic downturn.

The web-conference is based on the ILO Monitors: COVID-19 and the World of Work, ILO Information Hub on Country Policy Responses and other documents.

How can we stimulate economy and labour demand through economic and employment policies to stabilize economic activity?

To answer this complicated question the ILO Moscow gathered key speakers to share their views and insights, including:
  • Olga Koulaeva, Director of the ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Mikhail Pouchkin, Senior Employment Specialist of the ILO DWT and Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Leonid Andreev, international expert, Norway

Moderator: Ramiro Pizarro, Manager of the Project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the CIS”

Webinar will be conducted in Russian and English. Q&A session will follow the presentation.