COVID-19 and social protection among key debates at the 109th session of the International Labour Conference
22 June 2021 00:00:00

The June segment of the 109th International Labour Conference has come to a close – the first virtual ILC in its history and one that featured intensive discussions on the impact of COVID-19  on the world of work and how to ensure a human-centered, inclusive recovery.

During plenary discussions, delegates addressed the Director-General’s report to the Conference on Work in the time of COVID-19, which applied the human-centered approach of the ILO’s 2019 Centenary Declaration to achieving a sustainable and inclusive global pandemic response. A World of Work Summit was held on 17 – 18 June, which featured addresses from world leaders and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and the United Nations.

Conclusions on social protection and the application of international labour standards were adopted on the final day, along with an emergency resolution on Myanmar.

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