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    How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

    26 April 2017

    While indigenous peoples face severe threats from climate change, they are also at the forefront of combating it, say three ILO experts on the basis of a new report.

  2. Indigenous peoples and climate change

    ILO at the Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

  3. © Eskinder Debebe / UN Photo 2017

    Sustainable development

    World green economy leaders look for ways to spark a new green revolution

    27 March 2017

    Leading economists, CEOs, ministers, heads of UN agencies and high-level representatives from nongovernmental organizations meet in Berlin to boost the green economy and set a path to the 2030 Agenda. Countries have donated close to €15 million so far while Uruguay and Guyana have joined the Partnership for Action on Green Economy.

  4. © Neil Palmer / CIAT 2017

    Sustainable development

    ILO and UNFCCC team up to boost action on just transition and decent work in the context of climate change

    14 March 2017

    The agreement between the two organizations will bring a substantial contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  5. Rights and discrimination

    Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Renewable energy production boosts hope for job creation in Egypt

    14 February 2017

    How an ILO pilot project that produces biogas in two Egyptian villages is creating jobs and reducing pollution.

  7. News

    A Passion. A Mission. Organizing Waste Pickers.

    21 December 2016

    During “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” workshop in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December 2016, ILO COOP spoke to Manuel Mateu an Engineer from the Movement of Excluded Workers (MTE) in Argentina, about his work as an organiser of waste pickers.

  8. News

    The dreams and reality of a waste picker

    21 December 2016

    During “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” workshop in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December 2016, ILO COOP spoke to Fehmi Celikok, a waste picker from Turkey, about his life as a waste picker

  9. News

    Step forward for waste pickers in Turkey

    21 December 2016

    A workshop “Understanding the Role of Waste Pickers and their Cooperatives in Waste Management and Recycling”, organized by the ILO and the Ministry of Customs and Trade was held in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December.

  10. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2017

    Article

    Too hot to work?

    14 December 2016

    The ILO invited Professor Tord Kjellström to shed light on the impacts of rising heat due to climate change on occupational health risks and worker productivity.