News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. News

    World Youth Report 2011 Indicates Youth Interest in Green Jobs

    10 February 2012

    The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released the 2011 World Youth Report. The Report centers on the contributions from people aged 15-30, through an online consultation process regarding youth employment. Discussions revealed concern that educational systems are not preparing youth to compete for jobs, as well as young people’s interest in climate change, social equity, and innovation in green technologies and communications. Among the emerging opportunities for youth employment, participants identified the field of environmental sustainability, or “green jobs,” and many said their ideal job would be to work in, or create, green jobs.

  2. News

    Governments and workers discuss opportunities for green jobs in the area of climate change mitigation

    16 December 2011

    In the margins of the UNFCCC conference in Durban, the International Labour Organization and the UN Institute for Training and Research organized social talks on "Green Jobs and Mitigation to Climate Change"

  3. Questions and Answers

    Questions and answers on food security

    13 December 2011

    Recent food price shocks threaten some 1 billion people with hunger. Meanwhile, there is growing evidence that climate change, along with rampant commodity speculation and lack of social protection are contributing to widespread food insecurity, resulting in hunger, poverty and even increased child labour. ILO On-line talked to Marva Corley-Coulibaly and Uma Rani Amara, senior economists at the ILO International Institute for Labour Studies about the growing concerns over food insecurity, and what urgent actions are needed to address the crisis.

  4. Press release

    ILO Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with Recommendations to counter employment consequences of global economic turmoil

    07 December 2011

    Representatives of governments, workers and employers from the Asian, Pacific and Arab states have concluded a four day meeting at which they discussed ways the region could prepare to counter the consequences of the current economic uncertainty.

  5. News

    ILO calls for stronger coherence between labour and climate agendas

    06 December 2011

    As the 17th Conference of Parties of the UN Convention on Climate Change enters its second week, the International Labour Office is organizing and participating in a series of events aimed at addressing the challenges and opportunities of climate change impacts and policies on the world of work.

  6. Press release

    ILO Director-General says policy makers need to reconnect with the needs of working families and put job creation at the centre of economic recovery efforts

    04 December 2011

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Juan Somavia, warned that “dark clouds” are gathering again in Asia, even as growth rebounds and investment is flowing back. Asia’s economy is more open than ever before but with the risk of the global economy slipping into a double-dip recession, this openness has positive as well as negative implications.

  7. Press release

    ILO Director-General praises Japan's commitment to decent work, says efforts to solve global economic crisis must put people first

    04 December 2011

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Juan Somavia, praised Japan's commitment to creating decent work opportunities for women, men and young people, and called on the country to continue to use its voice in the G-20 to support more concerted international action to put the creation of jobs at the centre of efforts to solve the global economic crisis.

  8. Press release

    ILO Regional Meeting to focus on employment, economic and social vulnerabilities in Asia, the Pacific

    03 December 2011

    Government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from about 40 countries in Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States will be gathering in Kyoto, Japan to discuss how employment, economic and social progress can be safeguarded in the face of the uncertain global economic outlook.

  9. News

    Rio+20: ILO's input to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

    25 November 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is involved in the preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, which will take place from 20-22 June 2012 in Brazil.

  10. Event

    The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

    The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol, will be held in Durban, South Africa.