Sustainable development

Today, the ILO estimates that more than a billion women and men are unemployed, underemployed or working poor. A direct result of this is that some 120 million migrant workers and their families have left their home countries in hopes of finding a job somewhere else. An estimated 500 million new jobs will be needed over the next decade to absorb new entrants to the labour market, most of them youth and women. These are the human faces of the social dimension of sustainable development, and their needs must figure in sustainable development policies.


  1. Green jobs initiative

    The Green Jobs Initiative is a joint initiative by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Employers Organization (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which has been launched to assess, analyze and promote the creation of decent jobs as a consequence of the needed environmental policies.


  1. Publication

    The cooperative way of doing business

    27 November 2014

  2. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2014

    Governments and corporate social responsibility

    Sustainable public procurement on the rise

    19 November 2014

  3. Global South-South Development Expo 2014

    Presentation by Ms. Paula Montagner, Deputy Secretary of Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development, Brazil

    13 November 2014