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Media Advisory

ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on labour markets

News | 20 October 2021
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will publish the 8th edition of its Monitor report series that tracks the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers and businesses worldwide.

The ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. Eight edition, and accompanying press release, will be published on Wednesday 27 October.

This flagship report gives a global overview of how countries are grappling with the recovery, eighteen months into the crisis. Based on new data, it provides a detailed picture of the different recovery trends between developed and developing countries.

The report also analyzes the impact of vaccination rates on labour market by region, and the distortions the COVID-19 crisis is having on productivity and enterprises.

The report and all associated materials will be under STRICT EMBARGO until Wednesday 27 October at 10:00 GMT (12:00 CEST).

For UNOG-accredited correspondents, an embargoed virtual press briefing will take place on Wednesday 27 October from 08:00 to 09:00 GMT (10:00 to 11:00 CEST). Login details will be sent to journalists ahead of the briefing.

Recognized regional journalists will be able to follow the virtual briefing via YouTube. The link will be sent in advance.

Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, and Sangheon Lee, Director, ILO Employment Policy Department and leader of the team compiling the ILO Monitor, will present the findings at the press briefing.

Embargoed copies of the report and the press release can be made available to recognized media on request.

Audio of the briefing will be available to the UNOG press corps and registered journalists after the press conference.

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