The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. © Pradip Shakya / ILO 2017

    Round table

    Making trade more inclusive

    28 February 2017

    Didier REYNDERS, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto AZEVÊDO, Director-General of the WTO, and Guy RYDER, Director-General of the ILO, discussed ways to make trade more inclusive, including labour provisions in trade agreements. Guy Ryder underlined ILO's standpoint in his keynote address.

  2. © IEMS HKUST 2017

    Skills for the future

    ILO, Russia renew cooperation on skills and G20 Training Strategy

    18 January 2017

    The project will strengthen regional and global knowledge-sharing on skills development as an effective means to support productivity, competitiveness and growth.

  3. The Future of Work

    'Social dialogue is vital to meeting the challenge of the future of work'

    13 October 2016

    ILO Director-General addresses a meeting on the future of work between the Italian government and employers' and workers' organizations at the country's parliament in Rome.

  4. Joint statement

    Employment Programmes and Peace: A joint statement on an analytical framework, emerging principles for action and next steps

    26 September 2016

    Joint statement presented by the ILO, PBSO, UNDP and the World Bank at a side event during the opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly.

  5. Jobs for peace

    ILO, PBSO, UNDP and the World Bank present joint statement to strengthen peacebuilding impact of employment programmes

    26 September 2016

  6. Slideshow

    Progress on Sustainable Development Goals will depend on promotion of sustainable rural livelihoods

    26 September 2016

    Over 80 per cent of the poor in developing and emerging countries live in rural areas and nearly two-thirds of the working extreme poor are employed in agriculture.

  7. Event

    71st session of the UN General Assembly

    13 - 26 September 2016

  8. © Curt Carnemark / World Bank 2017

    Social protection for all

    World Bank, ILO announce new push for universal social protection

    21 September 2016

    New partnership will expand social protection measures worldwide as part of efforts to combat poverty and rising income inequality. New data show that many developing countries are already achieving universal schemes.

  9. 71st UN General Assembly

    Towards increased action for a rights-based, people-centred agenda

    19 September 2016

    During the high-level segment of the General Assembly’s 71st session, world leaders will debate international responses to many of the global challenges of today, including economic growth and sustainable development, extreme poverty and hunger, the refugee crisis and climate change.

  10. Press release

    World Bank, ILO launch global partnership for universal social protection

    19 September 2016