Beyond Gratitude: Lessons Learned from Migrants’ Contribution to the COVID-19 Response

Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives

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SDG 8: Decent Work
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SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
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GCM 15
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This report recognises and values the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to our societies and economies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year we have leaned heavily on ‘key workers’. Migrants account for a large share of these frontline workers and figure heavily amongst the multiple occupations we now classify as essential. Yet their jobs have often been labelled as ‘low-skilled’ and their work undervalued. As a result, many have risked their lives on the COVID-19 frontline while lacking the basic social protections enjoyed by other workers.

It includes:

  1. Full Report: Beyond gratitude: lessons learned from migrants’ contribution to the Covid-19 response
  2. Key workers data visualisation