translated from Spanish: Fernández participates in a UN debate on the impact of the pandemic on the world of work

President Alberto Fernández participates this Tuesday in the “High-Level Dialogue”, convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to discuss the coordinated international response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world of work. The activity, which will take place virtually, is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., official sources said. The head of state’s intervention will take place at the high-level panel on “National and regional commitments to create decent jobs, expand social protection and support a just transition”. In that same panel will be presented by the presidents of Costa Rica, Carlos Quesada; from Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso; the Prime Ministers of Belgium, Alexander de Croo, and Egypt, Mostafa Madbouly, as well as representatives of Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Rwanda, El Salvador, Pakistan and the European Union.The objective of the meeting is, within the framework of the coronavirus pandemic, to highlight “concrete actions and recommendations to promote a recovery centered on the human being and rich in jobs, expand social protection and invest in a just transition to inclusive and sustainable economies that can end poverty for all.” The call was made by Guterres, together with the ILO, under the auspices of the Financing for Development in the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond (FfDI) Initiative. The event includes Heads of State and Government to discuss employment and social protection for poverty eradication. As planned, it will include an opening segment followed by a policy debate to frame the ambitions needed for a socio-economic recovery to promote decent job creation, social protection and poverty eradication. The debate will also look at macroeconomic policies to finance green jobs and social protection and how to create an enabling environment to ensure that finance reaches the most vulnerable, promoting formalization and environmentally sustainable enterprises. It will also discuss the role of the private sector in creating decent jobs, facilitating the green transition and strengthening social protection for poverty eradication.

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