31 May 2012
The German city of Freiburg is leading the way to more jobs and a greener economy through sustainable initiatives to its construction industry. A recent report jointly issued by the ILO and UNEP, says similar practices adopted worldwide could generate millions of jobs , lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty and reduce greenhouse emissions.
25 April 2012
ILO TV interviews Manuela Tomei, Director of the Labour Protection Department about the new report "Promoting safety and health in a green economy" in the lead up to this year's World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
15 November 2011
ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, and the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor are key participants in the global debate on unemployment and the green economy. Highlighting the strong partnership between the two organizations, they present two jointly produced reports that examine these issues and the approaches that are central to ensuring a fair and sustainable recovery process.
Video Highlights of the High-level Panel of Regional Economic Commissions on 'The Role of Decent Work in a Fairer, Greener and more Sustainable Globalization'
14 June 2011
Heads of the UN Regional Economic Commissions provided a dynamic exploration of the importance of productive and decent work in the wake of the global economic and jobs crisis. A range of regional examples and policy recommendations arising from lessons learned were discussed.
09 December 2009
In 2004, Hurricane Jeanne swept through the historical port city of Gonaïves in Haiti, sending walls of water and mud down the surrounding slopes and changing the face of the city forever. A project managed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been helping local residents organize themselves to build erosion control networks to protect the city from future mudslides and heavy run-off. ILO TV reports.
15 April 2009
After its brutal civil war, Liberia is slowly on the road to recovery. Although the population remains desperately poor, with many people living on less than 1 US dollar a day, efforts are underway to generate jobs that both provide a decent income and protect the environment.