Global Deal Annual High-Level Social Dialogue Forum

Global Deal Session 1: Building a Strong and Inclusive Jobs Recovery

Oct 11, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


The pandemic has deeply affected labour markets and economies, with almost 10% of global working hours, or the equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, lost in 2020. Employment rates in the OECD area are expected to be back to pre-pandemic levels at the end of 2022, while economic and labour market revival in emerging and developing economies has been hampered by a lack of access to vaccines. Looking forward, a key question is how social dialogue can support the process of job creation and how recovery efforts can be directed towards the groups of workers who have been hit the hardest such as female workers, young workers and workers in low-paid jobs and minorities. The panellists will discuss how to respond to these challenges by emphasising the role social dialogue can play in triggering a job-rich and gender-sensitive recovery and shaping a labour market that creates productive and decent jobs for all workers. The session will have interpretation in English, French and Spanish.

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