Council Description:

The International Labour Organization focuses on promoting decent work for all works, regardless of where they work. With tripartite representation, ILO brings together governments, employers, and workers of 187 member states to set labor standards, develop policies, and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men.

Topic:

Protecting Workers and Combating Unemployment Amidst COVID-19

Topic Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic does threaten not only our health but also all aspects of our daily life. While the global economy is currently on temporary freeze due to lockdown and physical distancing measures to curb the spread of the disease, another catastrophic consequence happens to labor markets, affecting around 81% of the world’s workforce. The crisis is speculated to wipe out 6.7% of working hours globally, equivalent to 195 million full-time workers, and the results can be significantly higher. This nature of ILO in the tripartite system will expect the outcome to pursue labor’s survival amidst the clashing interests and priorities between governments, employers, and workers around the world.