OECD, ILO to launch Global Deal report on need for social dialogue – Tuesday 20 October 2020


15/10/2020 - It is crucial that employers, workers and governments maintain effective social dialogue during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect livelihoods, stem rising inequality and help reinforce economic activity for the future, according to a new report from the Global Deal partnership.

Social Dialogue, Skills and COVID-19, will be launched and its findings discussed at a virtual event from 14.00 to 15.30 (CET) on Tuesday 20 October 2020. Among the speakers will be OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and Sweden’s Trade and Nordic Affairs Minister Anna Hallberg.

Other speakers include: Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Employment and Labour, South Africa; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation; Sanna Lindgren, Director of Culture and Communications, Lindex; and José María Vera, Interim Executive Director, Oxfam International.

The event will be held via Zoom with interpretation available in English, French and Spanish. Advance registration is required. The event will also be livestreamed.

To request an advance copy of the report, under embargo until 14.00 CET Tuesday 20 October, journalists should contact or the OECD Media Office (tel. +33 1 4524 9700).


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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