COVID-19 and the world of work

Global impact and policy recommendations

Regularly updated assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on economies and labour markets, together with policy recommendations for lessening its effects and supporting a human-centred recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient.

Global policy response

  1. Global call to action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19

    Governments, workers and employers' delegates from ILO Member States have adopted unanimously a Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery that prioritizes the creation of decent jobs for all and addresses the inequalities caused by the crisis.

The ILO’s four-pillar policy framework

  1. ILO Policy brief

    A Policy framework for tackling the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 crisis

    The ILO has structured its key policy messages around four pillars. Each pillar complements the others in response to the unprecedented crisis faced by all countries. International labour standards provide a tried-and-trusted blueprint for policy responses designed to facilitate a recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. These standards make up the pedestal on which the four pillars rest.