"Political empowerment goes hand in hand with economic and social empowerment. Making progress in implementing indigenous peoples’ rights at the national level will to a large extent depend on whether effective mechanisms for consultation and participation of indigenous peoples are in place", said ILO Director-General at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
In the context of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, this high-level event brought together Heads of State and Government from developed and emerging economies with key actors of the real economy to discuss the role of Employment and Decent Work in the post-2015 development agenda.
ILO Director-General and UNFCCC Executive-Director argue that world leaders meeting at the UN Climate Summit in New York can deliver a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world that provides millions of decent work opportunities.
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in to contact with the disease. The ILO and WHO have issued joint briefing note for employers and workers on Ebola, providing guidance on preventing the virus in the workplace.