ILO / COVID-19 GLOBAL SUMMIT

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More than 50 Heads of State and government as well as the heads of a number of UN and international agencies are taking part in series of global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work, taking place online 7-9 July. ILO

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STORY: ILO / COVID-19 GLOBAL SUMMIT
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DATELINE: 8 JULY 2020, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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1. Med shot, Ryder at the table
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization:
“These messages will provide us with invaluable guidance and encouragement in our efforts to overcome the pandemic and to address effectively and urgently its impact on the world of work.”
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“No country can solve this crisis alone. We are in this together. Strong, effective multilateral solutions matter more than ever. From the beginning, the United Nations has called for massive global support for the most vulnerable people and countries – a rescue package amounting to at least 10 per cent of the global economy. Developed countries have stepped up support for their own countries — but we are promoting mechanisms of solidarity to ensure that the developing world will also fully benefit.”
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization:
“More than one hundred and thirty-six million people are employed in the human health and social sector. All of them have the right to decent working conditions and protection of their health and safety. This even more. Important in a public health crisis. Health systems. Jobs livelihoods and the economy are intertwined.”
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation:
“Seule la coopération de toute la communauté internationale nous permettra d’affronter les conséquences de la pandémie. Respected le droit international c’est faire preuve de notre solidarité les un envers les autres. Ensemble nous devons tout fair pour que cette crise débouche sur un modèle de société plus durable plus juste et capable de s’adapter aux changements à venir.”
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund:
“As reopening begins, we must choose what kind of recovery we want. I believe we should think about building a recovery where all can benefit from the transformation. For hundreds of millions of people this would mean good jobs with a fair wage. Building a bridge to recovery will require a global social and environmental solidarity. We can only succeed if we work together. Strong partnerships between government, international institutions, employers and unions will be critical.”
7.SOUNDBITE (English) Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization:
“The economic policy choices governments make at home and in coordination with each other will help shape the long-term trajectory of our recovery. We can choose to build back economies that are more resilient, more inclusive and more sustainable. Or we can risk long years of stagnation and anger. To lay the foundation for a strong recovery, countries’ monetary, fiscal and trade policies must pull hard and pull in the same direction. And these must be accompanied by labour policies and social investments to ensure that no one is left behind by economic change.”

STORYLINE:

More than 50 Heads of State and government as well as the heads of a number of UN and international agencies are taking part in series of global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work, taking place online 7-9 July.

Covering all regions, they will be addressing the summit via video message.

In today’s session, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization called for global solidarity in order to build back economies that are more resilient, more inclusive and more sustainable.

The Global Summit on COVID-19 and the world of work is the largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments. Participants are discussing how to address the economic and social impact of the pandemic, which has laid bare the extreme vulnerability of millions of workers and enterprises.
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