Director-General, International Labour Organisation
Guy Ryder is Director-General, International Labour Organisation
In these times of Covid-19, the big challenge for most of us is how to protect ourselves and our families from the virus and how to hold onto our jobs. For policy-makers that translates into beating the pandemic without doing irreversible damage to the economy in the process.
The human dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future will be affected -- economic, social and developmental. Our response must be urgent, coordinated and on a global scale, and should immediately deliver help to those most in need.