ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discusses building back better in a post-pandemic world

A virtual open dialogue session with the Islamic Development Bank will address bridging labour market skills gaps and addressing labor market fragilities and structural inequalities.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder will engage in an open dialogue session with the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to explore the future of work in a post COVID-19 World.

The 14th Open Dialogue of the IsDB’s SDGs Community of Practice will be held virtually on 15 April, to discuss with Ryder some of the lessons learned from the ongoing pandemic, the path to recovery, as well as how policymakers, workers and employers can build a better future labour market that is fairer, safer, greener and more sustainable, efficient and resilient.

The event will livestream at this link on Thursday, 15 April 2021, at 11:00 GMT/ 13:00 CET/ 14:00 KSA.

IsDB Group President Bandar Hajjar is slated to open the session, which will be moderated by Advisor and Special Envoy of the IsDB President on the SDGs Rami Ahmad.

Ryder will explore measures to address rising inequality in the labour market, promote gender equality, strengthen social protection, transition from informal to formal employment, and meet the new skills needs of future labour markets and improve employment prospects for youth.

IsDB Senior Youth Development Specialist Sharia Walker will also outline initiatives IsDB is undertaking on youth development and employment issues.