ILO and ICSB Discuss Young People in the World of Work and the Responses to the Impact of Covid-19

ILO’s recently published Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of Jobs report highlighted the increased vulnerabilities of young workers due to automation. Today, as the world struggles to cope with the novel coronavirus pandemic, young people are likely to disproportionately suffer from its social and economic impacts. Webinar participants will discuss together about what works to support young people in labour markets hit by crises as well as innovative and potential approaches to safeguard young workers and young entrepreneurs' jobs and livelihoods. 

Join us on 8 April at 10 am EST/ 16 pm CEST

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International Council for Small Business (ICSB)

Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization


  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • International Council for Small Business (ICSB)


Session Panellist:

Susana Puerto

Coordinator for the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Susana Puerto leads the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, an inclusive multi-stakeholder partnership chaired by the International Labour Organization to scale up action and impact on youth employment within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With over ten years of experience in the promotion of youth employment, Susana has managed and contributed to multiple efforts boosting employability and job creation. Prior to joining the ILO, Susana worked at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. She serves on a number of executive boards of youth employment partnerships. Susana is an economist from Georgetown University.

Session Moderated by:

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy

ICSB Executive Director

Deputy Chair, Department of Management, The George Washington University

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