1. Employment and labour market implications of climate change

    27 October 2008

    This paper discusses the implications for employment and decent work of climate change. It focuses on the search for ways to combine growth, the reduction of poverty and inclusive development with a much reduced emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and measures to adapt to climate changes that are already under way. The framework for this discussion is the concept of sustainable development agreed at the Johannesburg Summit in 2002, which assumed “a collective responsibility to advance and strengthen the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development – economic development, social development, and environmental protection”. The paper builds on the discussion of the issue in the Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization in the November 2007 session of the Governing Body.

  2. ILO strategy on promoting women’s entrepreneurship development

    20 February 2008


  1. Conclusions concerning the promotion of sustainable enterprises - International Labour Conference, June 2007

    01 June 2007

    The conclusions of this discussion provide an important contribution agreed by the ILO’s tripartite constituency of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations on how to promote enterprise development in a manner that aligns enterprise growth with sustainable development objectives and the creation of productive employment and decent work.

  2. International Labour Conference, 96th Session, 2007 – Report VI – The promotion of sustainable enterprises

    01 June 2007

    This report for the 2007 session of the International Labour Conference is a contribution to the broad and wide-ranging international debate on the promotion of enterprise. The central role of the private sector, in all its forms, is increasingly recognized as key to development challenges including employment creation. The report takes stock of the developments and experiences from a decent work perspective, with particular emphasis on how to strengthen the contribution of enterprises to productive and equitable economic and employment growth.

  3. Eradication of forced labour - General Survey concerning the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), and the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105) - (2007)

    15 February 2007

    The Survey by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the national legislation and practice on forced labour.