The ILO’s engagement with other multilateral organizations and processes over the past years focused on promoting decent work and the Global Jobs Pact, especially in the context of the financial and economic crisis. This has borne fruit in many areas, some of which were reported to the Governing Body in November 2009.
The G20 Employment and Labour Ministers are meeting in Paris on 26-27 September 2011 to assess the evolving employment situation in the context of the global financial crisis. In preparation to the meeting hosted by the French government, the OECD and the ILO have produced a series of documents on labour market developments in G20 countries and on a range of policy measures taken in response to the crisis.
Joint Statement for G20 Labour Ministerial by ILO Director-General Juan Somavia and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
Statement by ILO Director-General at the International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee (World Bank-IMF annual meetings).
Joint ILO-IMF Conference in Cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister of Norway.
Decent work has become a global goal whose achievement needs a reformed and better performing United Nations and a stronger multilateral system. The ILO works to contribute to a more coherent United Nations (UN) system-wide approach to sustainable development, both in terms of policies and through operational practices in UN reform processes and country programmes.