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Media Advisory: ILO and UNEP to publish new report on green economy

Media advisory | 24 May 2012
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are to launch a new report entitled “Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy" on Thursday 31 May 2012.

The study shows that, if accompanied by the right policy mix, a green economy can also create more and better jobs, lift people out of poverty and promote social inclusion. It also demonstrates that employment and social inclusion must be an integral part of any sustainable development strategy.

Electronic copies of the report, an executive summary and related media material will be made available to journalists upon request by contacting the ILO Department of Communication and Public Information at +4122/799-7912,

The report and all related information are embargoed until 10:00 GMT on Thursday, 31 May.

For Geneva correspondents: A press briefing will be held, under embargo, on Thursday 31 May at 11:00 Geneva time (09:00 GMT) in Press Room III at the Palais des Nations.

The main speakers will be:

- From Geneva: Mr. Juan Somavia, ILO Director-General
- From Nairobi (via videoconference): Mr Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled by contacting the ILO Department of Communication.

Video coverage of the press conference as well as video interviews with the authors of the report will be available for broadcasters. Please contact the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit ( on +4122/799-7935 or by emailing Facilities (TV studio and ISDN line) are available for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors by contacting the above.