ILO to review labor and impact of Covid-19
Geneva, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The International Labor Organization (ILO) will review the impact of Covid-19 on the global labor market at a high-level videoconference on Wednesday.
According to official reports, the event is a platform on which representatives of governments, employers and workers, along with other stakeholders, will discuss the economic and social incidence of the pandemic on their countries and regions.
The ILO World Summit on Covid-19 and the World of Work is taking place today at the level of heads of State, but it will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at different levels to review the effects of the disease on the world of work.
Held under the theme 'Building a Better Future of Work', the meeting will be attended by outstanding figures from the sector and political leaders.
The ILO said that it is a virtual summit, due to the globalization of the pandemic, at which the representatives of governments, employers, workers and other stakeholders from the highest level will be connected.
Previous to the world summit, regional events in the continents were held.
The ILO estimates that during the second trimester of 2020, Covid-19 has reduced the total working hours by 10.7% worldwide, leading to the loss of 305 million jobs.
Initially, the most affected regions were Asia and Pacific, but today it is the Americas, followed by Europe and Central Asia.
The disease also created social inequality and caused a dramatic increase in poverty, so the World Food Program (WFP) declared that hunger might be the next pandemic.
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