Covid19 pandemic

(Audio) Coordinated efforts are needed to tackle Covid 19

Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO New Delhi, was interviewed by UN News to understand the impact of Covid19 pandemic on the world of work in India.

Audio | 30 March 2020


The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions.

The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.

Ms Walter spoke about the possible impact of pandemic on employment and income, suggested measures to be undertaken by policy makers and explained how ILO's tools - social dialogue and International Labour Standards can help to lower the impact of the situation.

The entire episode can be accessed here