News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. © Evan Schneider / UN 2017

    News

    The Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force

    04 November 2016

    The early ratification of the Agreement by 97 parties so far sends a clear and positive signal that countries are conscious of the urgency to avert irreversible damage from climate change.

  2. Event

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP22

    The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016. This twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) follows the adoption in 2015 of the Paris Agreement on climate change at COP21.

  3. Global South-South Development Expo 2016

    ILO Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum, 1 November 2016

    During this year's GSSD Forum, hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, and based on an assessment of past staff needs, the ILO will hold a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Solution Forum on The Future of Work and South-South and Triangular Cooperation, devoted to ILO staff and partners. The objectives include ensuring ILO staff and constituents can access tools and methodologies that will enable them to implement new South-South and triangular cooperation projects. ILO staff and constituents will be able to follow up on their learning experience of SSTC by exchanging experience and deepening knowledge through an ‘SSTC virtual meeting point’ (www.southsouthpoint.net) and by tailor-made coaching and training sessions. The ILO is organising its Future of Work dialogues around four Centenary Conversations: 1) Work and Society; 2) Decent Jobs for All; 3) The organization of work and production; 4) The Governance of Work. Participants are invited to concentrate on two of the dialogues. The event will also feature last year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, the "Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet", in a session entitled "Good Practice in Social Dialogue and Algerian SSTC cooperation". This will address social dialogue and social protection.

  4. News

    PAGE Green Economy Academy: Enhancing national capacities for transformative change

    05 October 2016

    A High-Level Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Fair inaugurated the 2016 global Academy on the Green Economy to build inclusive green economies.

  5. High-Level Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Fair

    The Future of Work in the Transition to Inclusive Green Economies

    This event will inaugurate the second global PAGE Academy on the Green Economy, to be held in Turin, from 3 to 14 October 2016.

  6. © T. Lee 2017

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Delivering economic and social justice for indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work

    09 August 2016

    "Together, by building bridges and strengthening partnerships, guaranteeing equal access to education and most importantly, by empowering indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work, we can surmount the challenges ahead," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  7. Marking International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2016

    Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Combating Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples as Change Agents through Decent Work

    ILO experts to discuss how to support indigenous peoples in their critical role as agents of change in both achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and combating climate change.

  8. Our impact, their voice

    After the flood: Turning disaster into opportunity

    21 July 2016

    Following the devastating floods in Pakistan’s rural Sindh province, the International Labour Organization joined the United Nations to help thousands of families put their lives back on track.

  9. © Lakshman Nadaraja/World Bank 2017

    Event

    Gender and Climate Change Financing - Why does it matter for Employment, Women's Empowerment and Social Equity Prospects?

    This event is organized within the framework of ILO's Green Centenary Initiative and Women at Work Centenary Initiative.

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    World Environment Day 2016

    Preserve the environment to boost development and provide jobs

    05 June 2016

    Illegal wildlife trade harms not only the environment, it risks jobs, development and livelihoods, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, on World Environment Day