06 May 2020
The severity of the global crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a strong and urgent response by the OECD. The TUAC and the ITUC Trade Union Development Cooperation Network welcome the Joint Statement of 9 April 2020 on the COVID-19 pandemic by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). We believe, however, that the DAC and its members should raise further the ambition to respond to the scale and urgency of the situation. In light of the development challenges that lie ahead, we regret to see that the DAC will only “strive to protect ODA budgets” at a time when ODA funds are more necessary than ever. We therefore insist on, and reiterate, past calls for ODA budgets to reach the 0.7% target and beyond.
We further believe that the DAC should take on the following:
Read the full TUAC/ITUC Trade Union Development Cooperation Network statement here.