Seminar on Employment-first Strategy and Sustainable Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis successfully held in Changchun
The ILO and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China successfully co-organized Seminar on Employment-first Strategy and Sustainable Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis in Changchun, Jilin province on 15 October 2021.
I particularly welcome this seminar, as I firmly believe that now is the time we work closer together with a new cooperation framework in the era of post-COVID-19 towards promoting a human-centre recovery, guided by the Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery, as well as the 14th Five year Plan of Employment Promotion in China."Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
In future, we are ready to work with the ILO to uphold the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind and jointly promote win-win cooperation in employment. "LI Zhong, Vice Minister of MOHRSS
Four sessions of the seminar focused on: comparisons of employment-first policies between Chinese practices and international experience, pro-employment economic policies, human-centred and job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and quality and quantity of employment in the economic transformation. Experts from Chinese research institutions, All-China Federation of Trade Unions, China Enterprise Confederation and Jilin provincial government representatives shared their research findings and thoughts on how to promote employment to address challenges posed by the pandemic and the on-going transformation in industry and technology. Scholars from Sciences Po (France) and Griffith University (Australia) illustrated case studies of the pro-employment macroeconomic policy framework in developed countries and emerging economies. ILO specialists on employment and labour standards respectively introduced the ILO global perspectives on employment strategies, national employment policies for an inclusive job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and the ILO’s approach on evaluating the quality of employment.
In future, the ILO and China will continue to join forces in good experience sharing in employment, collaboration in youth employment and public employment services.