Statement on AIESEC’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak

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Montreal, Canada, March 13, 2020 – As the world is faced with an issue of great scale and human impact, described as a pandemic – the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), AIESEC continues to respond to the outbreak ensuring no members, employees, customers or partners are put at risk while involved in AIESEC activities.

AIESEC’s Global Office has been monitoring the outbreak in all the countries and territories where the organisation has a physical presence and ensuring that measures are being taken in compliance with the international advice and precaution measures by the World Health Organization as well as national and local authorities. 

A risk management plan has been created by a designated team in the Global Office ensuring that similar risk assessment and response plans are put in place for all of the national offices of AIESEC worldwide. 

In the effort to mitigate any risks and contain the spread of the virus, AIESEC has released safety notices on all social media channels and platforms warning potential customers about the risk associated with travelling and attending any on the ground activities.

Furthermore, all regional conferences involving AIESEC members, employees and partners have been cancelled to avoid risks associated with not maintaining the recommended social distance. 

Preparing for the future, AIESEC is assessing the development of the situation around the clock and monitoring the activities in all regional, national and local offices to ensure the safety and well-being of all stakeholders ensuring cancellation and rescheduling of all activities that may promote the spread of the virus or pose any threat to any parties involved. 


AIESEC is a global platform for young people to develop their leadership potential through international internships and volunteer opportunities. Since AIESEC was founded in 1948, the organization has engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people globally through international placements and membership opportunities. AIESEC is a youth-run, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO.

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