(AUDIO) Coronavirus could see global unemployment rise by 25 million: ILO in India

Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO New Delhi, was interviewed by Global UN News to understand the impact of covid19 pandemic on the world of work in India.

Audio | 30 March 2020

A new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO) shows the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by around 25 million.

ILO is calling for an internationally coordinated policy response, which would be of particular benefit to South Asian countries like India, since a large part of its work force lacks social security and employment benefits.

UN News’s Anshu Sharma spoke to the Director of ILO’s Decent Work Team for South Asia based in the UN’s India office, Dagmar Walter.

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