The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. 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.

  2. Press release

    World Bank, ILO launch global partnership for universal social protection

    19 September 2016

  3. Press release

    Alliance 8.7: For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour

    19 September 2016

    The Global Alliance to Eradicate Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour will be launched at the Ford Foundation in New York on 21 September 2016 at 19:00 GMT.

  4. United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

    South-South co-operation has a key role to play in promoting decent work for sustainable development

    12 September 2016

    Traditional aid flows will not be enough to address development challenges. New partnerships with and among developing nations are both the right thing to do and one of the best ways to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  5. Social protection

    Universal social protection is achievable and critical to implementing the new UN development agenda

    06 September 2016

    Speech by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder at the ILO-China-ASEAN High-level Seminar to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on Universal Social Protection through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Beijing, China.

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    South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    High Level event to achieve the Social Development Goals on universal social protection

    6 - 8 September 2016

    Joint ILO – CHINA – ASEAN Conference to share worldwide experience to extend social protection floors to all.

  7. G20 Summit

    ILO head calls for setting the global economy on a faster and more inclusive development trajectory

    05 September 2016

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    G20 Summit

    ILO Director-General welcomes G20 leaders’ commitment to tackle inequality and jobs deficits

    05 September 2016

    Speaking at the G20 Summit Guy Ryder has urged leaders to accelerate inclusive development to respond to growing employment and equality challenges.

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    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.

  10. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    International Day on Indigenous Peoples 2016

    08 August 2016

    On the occasion of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2016, the ILO hosted a panel on the critical role of indigenous and tribal peoples as agents of change in both achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and combating climate change.