Register now for the upcoming Digital Conference on Policy Priorities for the Road to a Sustainable Job Recovery



On 22 April (14:30 – 16:00 CET), IOE and WEC bring together the ILO Director-General and OECD, UNDP & government representatives to share ideas of policy priorities and regulatory responses that will enable a sustained and job-rich recovery.

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Widespread economic uncertainty, high risk of business serious disruption, changing occupational safety and health guidelines, polarisation of opportunity and the rising number of people forced to work in the informal sector are some of the serious consequences of Covid-19 on employment and decent work detailed in a newly published report by the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the World Employment Confederation (WEC).

The issue of informality is particularly worrisome according to the IOE and WEC as outlined in the Policy priorities for the road to a sustainable recovery. "Informality has been the elephant in the room for many, many years, but is rarely tackled with a holistic approach and effective measures. The pandemic has highlighted again the vulnerability of workers and employers in the informal economy, re-emphasising the urgent need to create conducive framework conditions for companies to be set up in the formal economy, to hire and grow in the formal economy, and to fully contribute to the needs and developments of societies and economies." states the joint publication.

To address this issue along with the other drivers of employment and labour market challenges on the road to recovery beyond the Covid-19 crisis and deliver on Sustainable Development Goal 8 on Economic Growth and Decent Work, policymakers and social partners on all levels of labour market governance are developing policy and regulatory responses for a sustainable job recovery.

This digital exchange will be the opportunity to share views and experience from relevant actors.

Speakers include:

  • Guy Ryder, ILO Director General
  • Erol Kirsepi, IOE President
  • Bettina Schaller, WEC President
  • Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, OECD Deputy Secretary-General
  • Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the UNDP Administrator
  • Business federations and governments representatives who will bring their perspectives to the discussion

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