COVID-19: Protecting workers

Why International Labour Standards matter in a public health crisis

The International Labour Organization maintains a system of international labour standards aimed at promoting opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. In the context of the crisis response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they provide a tried-and-trusted foundation for policy responses that focus on a recovery that is sustainable and equitable.

Date issued: 27 March 2020 | Size/duration: 1:16