Fragile states and disaster response

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    Five ways to protect health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

    01 April 2020

    Health workers and systems are playing a crucial role in the global fight against COVID-19 and special measures are needed to support and protect them.

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    COVID-19 cruelly highlights inequalities and threatens to deepen them

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

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  4. PROSPECTS: Addressing the impact of COVID-19

    27 March 2020

    PROSPECTS' response and contingency plan to the COVID-19 emergency

  5. COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

    27 March 2020

    The Corona virus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. If our response is to be effective it must take into account all these factors, and be delivered in a co-ordinated, global way. In particular, it must answer the needs of the most vulnerable.

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    COVID-19: Social protection systems failing vulnerable groups

    25 March 2020

    Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive, and permanent social-protection systems.

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    Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

    23 March 2020

    The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

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    Precarious workers pushed to the edge by COVID-19

    20 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all workers in some way. Those on precarious contracts or in non-standard employment are even harder hit, as many have no access to sick pay, unemployment insurance or other critical protections.

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    Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    09 March 2020

    Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

  10. It’s possible to break the working poverty vicious circle

    28 February 2020

    Put yourselves in the shoes of a vulnerable worker: You have a job but you struggle to make ends meet. You want to improve your skills so you can get a better job but it’s impossible because you are too busy working. How can you break this working poverty vicious circle?