The International Labour Organization Attends the United Nations General Assembly

The International Labour Organization  (ILO) is taking part in a number of events at the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) 76th session, which began on September 14th in New York. 

“Building resilience through hope – to recovery from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations.” is the theme for this year’s UNGA. 

Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, will speak at a side event on social protection and jobs in the Sustainable Development Goals Action Zone on September 22. With rising disparities as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, Ryder will examine how to achieve reforms in working conditions and social protection, as well as the road out of the crisis that must be taken. 

Under the auspices of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the International Labour Organization will convene a meeting of Heads of State and Government on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication on September 28. 

The High-Level Meeting is part of the Secretary-Financing General’s for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), which was established in May 2020 by the Secretary-General and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica in response to the pandemic’s socio-economic crisis.