Bangladesh leads Covid response committee in ILC

Diplomatic Correspondent

19 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

With an urge for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 109th International Labour Conference (ILC) on Thursday adopted a resolution concerning a global call to action for a human-centred recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

The resolution calls for ensuring access to vaccines and personal protection equipment for workers, particularly to reduce the health risk of the health workers as well as salaries and allowances of all workers during the pandemic.

The resolution strongly appeals for timely, affordable and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines for all people in all countries for the revitalization of the global economy and the world of work, said the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva on Friday.

It also urges the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to play a more effective role for accelerating the support to states to address the increasing inequality between developed and developing countries.

The resolution emphasises the expansion of social safety net for recovery from the pandemic with a special focus on women, older persons and migrants.

At the same time, it underscored the need for a gender-balanced, sustainable and people-centred post-pandemic recovery plan  .

The global call to action was adopted after an intense negotiation in the Covid Response Committee of the ILC.