ILO: Global Forum for a Human-centered Recovery will be held on 22-24 february 2022

ILO: Global Forum for a Human-centered Recovery will be held on 22-24 february 2022

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DILI, 14 february 2022 (TATOLI)- International Labour Organization (ILO) to host Global Forum for a human centered- recovery on 22-24 february 2022.

According to a note officially published at ILO website said, The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to host the Global Forum for a Human-centered Recovery from 22-24 february.

The virtual Forum aims to increase the level and coherence of the international response to the profound and unequal impact of the COVID-19 crisis on people globally.

“It will bring together heads of State and Government, heads of international organizations and multilateral development banks, and employers’ and workers’ leaders from around the world to propose concrete actions and strengthen the international community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis,” The press released is accessing by TATOLI Agency which published at ILO official site, on february 14, 2022.

Advancing a human-centered recovery through strengthened multilateral and tripartite cooperation

The Global Forum will open with scene-setting remarks from the business and trade union communities. It will feature remarks from the UN Secretary-General and a number of Heads of State or Government, and the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

A top priority for public policy

Creating a recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient must become a top priority for public policy.

The Global Call to Action provides a clear and comprehensive way forward that will enable countries to convert the moral and political aspiration of leaving no one behind into concrete action.”

The Forum will examine in particular the actions and investments needed to meet the ambition of the ILO global action and the Global accelerator on jobs and social protection.

Accelerating job creation

To achieve a job-rich recovery and a just transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy, the Secretary-General of United Nations Antonia Gutters is calling for a Global Accelerator for Jobs and Social Protection that would create at least 400 million jobs and extend social protection to 4 billion women, men and children currently without coverage.

Develop integrated national and inclusive recovery strategies for decent job creation, especially in the care and green sectors, universal social protection, and a just transition, and ensure they are aligned with macro-economic and fiscal policies and underpinned by sound data.

  • Expand investment in Social Protection Floors as a percentage of GDP in national budgets.
  • Design policy measures to extend social protection to workers in the informal economy, and to foster the progressive formalization of enterprises and employment, including in the care economy.
  • Create active labor market policies to help workers upskill and re-skill to keep or change their job, adapt to the green and digital transitions.
  • Develop a sound financial architecture to mobilize investments for decent jobs, social protection, and a just transition, including by channeling SDR’s to support national recovery strategies to countries in need.
  • Strengthen collaboration with the private sector to scale-up investments in strategic sectors to promote entrepreneurship, effectively reaching women and women-owned enterprises in particular, to close the skills gap.
  • Align strategies with the Paris Climate Accords, so that they support enterprises and workers, while also ensuring that vulnerable populations are not left behind in the transition to net-zero carbon emissions economies.

“Investing in job-rich growth, social protection and a just transition to a net-zero emissions future, particularly in low -and middle-income countries, could prevent further deepening of the inequalities between developed and developing economies that have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said.

It is recalled that at least $982 billion in fiscal stimulus measures is needed to respond to the immediate labor market shocks of the crisis and to support a just transition, as well as $1.2 trillion annually for social protection floors in low- and middle-income countries.

No advanced economy has achieved economic and social progress without investing in social protection systems and quality public services that provide people with the necessary support to navigate the vicissitudes of their lives.

While the wealth of billionaires increased by over US$ 3.9 trillion between March and December 2020, the impact of the pandemic on the world of work, among other factors, increased the number of extremely poor by between 119 and 224 million people – the first increase in poverty in over 21 years.

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Rafy Belo


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