Int’l Labour - Report on Least Developed Countries - Press Conference (29 April) | United Nations

Press Conference by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and Salous Klaus Chilima, Vice-President of Malawi, on the launch of ILO's report on Least Developed Countries (LDC).

This ILO report provides an overview of the state of progress and the structural challenges faced by least developed countries (LDCs) along the dimensions of structural transformation, productive employment and just transition. It describes current trends in production, productivity, employment and decent work, as well as the role of social protection and institutions of work. It highlights the structural and labour market vulnerabilities most relevant for the LDCs and how they have affected the COVID-19 impacts and recovery prospects for the LDC economies and their populations.

To support a strong recovery in the LDCs that lays the foundation for long-term sustainable development, a renewed partnership with the LDCs and a set of national and global actions are required. These include employment and industrial policies, institutional reforms, measures to promote an enabling business environment for enterprises, investments in expanding human capabilities and productive capacities and strengthening the institutions of work.

The report proposes a human-centred framework for a resilient and inclusive recovery that can set the LDCs on a sustainable development path towards a brighter future for their world of work.

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