106th International Labour Conference

B-roll: Decent work and environmental sustainability must go hand in hand

Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together for a sustainable future. The ILC opened today with the election of Luis Ernesto Carles Rudy, Minister of Labour of Panama, as President. The annual meeting of the International Labour Org. gathers over 4000 representatives of government, employers and workers from the UN agency’s 187 member states to set labour standards and foster progress in the world of work.

Date issued: 05 June 2017 | Size/duration: 02:40

 

Duration:

2’40”

Location:       

Geneva, Switzerland

Production date: 

5 June 2017

Audio:

natural sound (in English)

Rights:

copyright ILO - ILO audio-visual material is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 IGO license

Video type:   

b-roll

Keywords:

green jobs, International Labour Conference, world of work

Contact:

multimedia@ilo.org  

 
Background:

Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together for a sustainable future.   The two-week long conference opened today with the election of Luis Ernesto Carles Rudy, Minister of Labour of Panama, as President of the conference. 

The conference gathers over 4000 representatives of government, employers and workers from the UN agency’s 187 member states to set labour standards and foster progress in the world of work.  Find out more:  /ilc

 

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00:00 – 00:10

GVs of delegates in the Assembly Hall, Palais des Nations, United Nations in Geneva, Switzlerand

 

00:10 – 00:31

Nat sound: “…pleasure in declaring Mr. Luis Ernesto Carles Rudy, Minister of Labour and Professional Development of Panama, President of the 106th session of the International Labour Conference.  I offer him my warmest congratulations and invite him to come up to the podium to take the chair.”

 

00:32 – 00:45

Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)  - in English:

Climate change is real and is the result of human activity and that the overwhelming proportion of that activity is work or is work-related.”

 

 

00:45 – 01:49

 

 

“The idea, long prevalent, deeply rooted, that a choice had to be made between job creation, growth and development on the one hand and protection of the planet on the other - ladies and gentlemen, that is now seen as a false choice. It has given way to a strong tripartite consensus in this organization that the pursuit of decent work opportunities for all and of environmental sustainability can and must advance hand in hand.  That is the logic of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.  That is the meaning of just transition as contained in the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.  And it is a key challenge, a key challenge for the ILO and for its tripartite constituents as the ILO approaches its centenary.”

 

 

01:49 – 02:40

“Yes, there will be major disruption.  Yes, jobs will be lost as well as gained, and the new ones will not always be available to the same people, in the same place, at the same time as the jobs lost, and nor will they necessarily require the same skills.  And all of this is to say that the decent jobs of the future will not be green by definition, they will be green by our design.  We need the right policies to make transition happen and to make it just.  And like any other process of change at work that will require the combined efforts of governments, of employers and of workers through social dialogue.”

 

02:40

 

 

 

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