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Latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the world of work plus a range of resources for journalists including, virtual press conferences, videos and contact information for interview requests.

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  1. © People's Daily 2024

    Peoples Daily

    COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

    26 March 2020

  2. © ILO 2024


    COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

    25 March 2020

  3. © WaterAid 2024


    Sanitary workers risk their lives despite spread of coronavirus

    25 March 2020

  4. Euronews

    How should the EU mitigate the coronavirus economic downturn?

    23 March 2020

  5. Euronews

    Independent workers and the self-employed need additional support, says ILO

    23 March 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder talks about the importance of governments working together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for more support for the most vulnerable workers.

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    The Star

    Why chores done by women increase coronavirus risk

    23 March 2020

  7. © LiveMint 2024


    Lockdown to fight coronavirus is going to hit most Indian workers very hard

    23 March 2020

  8. ABS-CBN News

    The role of government and the social partners is critical to mitigate impact of COVID-19, says ILO

    22 March 2020

    Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director of the ILO's Research Department OIC, talks to news broadcaster ABS-CBN News in the Philippines about the impact COVID-19 is having on the world of work.

  9. © AFP 2024

    People's Daily

    Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19: ILO

    20 March 2020

  10. © Salvatore Di Nolfi 2024

    UN chief: World at war with coronavirus, recession near certain

    20 March 2020