Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
The pandemic has caused the worst global economic recession since the Great Depression and has had a massive impact on working times and incomes.
Before the onset of the pandemic, informal employment accounted for 60.2 per cent of global employment, equivalent to 2 billion people with informal jobs characterized by a lack of basic protection, including social protection coverage. More than three quarters, 1.6 billion informal workers, were significantly affected by the pandemic-related lockdown measures or were working in the sectors hardest hit.
They are at high risk of falling into poverty and will experience greater challenges in regaining their livelihoods during the recovery.