The heads of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed G20 leaders’ commitment as a “first step” to the challenge created by the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and his WHO counterpart Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus both issued statements after the G20 meeting saying the G20 was formulating a truly global response to the challenges created by the coronavirus.

“The G20’s strong and clear commitment to do whatever it takes to overcome the intertwined health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic is a very welcome first step,” said Ryder.


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