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Green jobs

Green jobs are central to sustainable development and respond to the global challenges of environmental protection, economic development and social inclusion. By engaging governments, workers and employers as active agents of change, the ILO promotes the greening of enterprises, workplace practices and the labour market as a whole. These efforts create decent employment opportunities, enhance resource efficiency and build low-carbon sustainable societies.

News

  1. © Jenny Vaughan / AFP 2014
    Ryder: World of work critical to greening the economy

    17 July 2014

    ILO Director-General calls on EU environment and labour ministers to align policies for sustainable development.

  2. Official launch of PAGE Initiative in Burkina Faso and Senegal

    10 June 2014

    In response to requests by governments of Burkina Faso and Senegal, the ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR jointly launched PAGE in the two countries in view of supporting national efforts to transition to greener economies.

Focus on

  1. Training

    Academy on the Green Economy
    6-16 October 2014

Multimedia

  1. Promoting green entrepreneurship in East Africa

Projects and activities

  1. ILO's support worldwide

The role the ILO must take up is to promote the considerable potential for creation of decent work associated with the transition to a low-carbon sustainable development path and to minimize and manage the inevitable dislocation that will accompany it."

Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
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