Global Deal

Virtual launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report ‘Social Dialogue, Skills and COVID-19

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The Global Deal is pleased to invite you to the virtual launch of the 2020 Global Deal Flagship Report ‘Social Dialogue, Skills and COVID-19’, which will take place on Tuesday, 20 October from 14:00 to 15:30 (CET). The event will present the key findings of the report, as well the commitments made by Global Deal partners.

This second Global Deal Flagship Report illustrates the importance of social dialogue in managing the consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the benefits of involving social partners in adult-learning systems to prepare for the future of work.

The COVID-19 crisis that erupted so suddenly at the beginning of 2020 has stressed labour markets and employment to a degree never seen before. Both the OECD and the ILO are documenting the steep decline in the number of jobs and the volume of work over the first half of 2020, and predict that the jobs recovery will be uncertain and far from complete.

This report emphasises the role that social dialogue has to play in promoting lifelong learning and skills development, and in addressing the changes and challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. It also shows how Global Deal partners have engaged in efforts to promote and strengthen social dialogue.

The webinar will be interpreted into English, French and Spanish and will take place via Zoom. Advance registration is required via this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive this email, please contact You will also be able to view the event via the webcast.