THE HARDEST HIT
Women, who are overrepresented in high-risk sectors such as accommodation and food services, retail and domestic work, have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic. In sectors that haven’t been affected economically – such as healthcare – women have been put at risk of contracting the virus instead.
People living in developing countries and fragile contexts, those with disabilities, the youth and the two billion people who work in the informal economy have also been severely impacted. Small and medium-sized businesses are unlikely to recover.
UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has said: “The world of work cannot and should not look the same after this crisis. It is time for a coordinated global, regional and national effort to create decent work for all as the foundation of a green, inclusive and resilient recovery.”