The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. © T. Lee 2019

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. © Lydur Skulason 2019

    UNCTAD 14

    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  4. Event

    The 2016 High-level segment of ECOSOC: : "Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results"

    18 - 22 July 2016

    The 2016 High-level segment of ECOSOC will be chaired by Ambassador Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC. It represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s 2016 cycle, and addresses the Council’s overall annual theme, “Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results”.

  5. Event

    ECOSOC High-level political forum on sustainable development: "Ensuring no one is left behind"

    11 - 20 July 2016

    The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development is the United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015.

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    International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives: An old idea, but more relevant than ever in today’s world

    01 July 2016

    Cooperatives are key to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of International Day of Cooperatives.

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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder “Decent Work in the Era of Sustainable Development”

    13 June 2016

    "If this agenda can become a reality in the next 15 years, we will be turning the tide back in the direction of social justice and assuring a sustainable and fairer society for us and our children", says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  8. 105th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General: “ILO sets course to promote decent work in global supply chains, in transition from conflict and crisis and in making poverty history by 2030”

    10 June 2016

    World parliament of labour sets the course for global action to shape the future of work.

  9. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    'Urgent action for faster, greener and more inclusive growth'

    16 April 2016

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee.

  10. © M. Kaman / Anadolu Agency 2019

    Berlin meeting

    ILO welcomes call for stronger efforts to promote decent work and inclusive growth

    05 April 2016

    A meeting between the German Chancellor and the heads of the OECD, WTO, IMF, World Bank and the ILO has agreed on the central role of decent work in meeting policy challenges in the coming year.