The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. © Lydur Skulason 2017

    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.

  2. 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”.

  3. 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.

  4. © Bob Nichols / USDA 2017

    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.

  5. © Curt Carnemark / World Bank 2017

    Statement

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. © M. Kaman / Anadolu Agency 2017

    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.

  9. International Women’s Day

    Statement by ILO Director-General: Getting to Equal by 2030, The Future is Now

    08 March 2016

    “Let’s work together to achieve genuine gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of work. Decent work for women brings decent lives for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  10. Event

    International Women's Day 2016

    8 March 2016

    At the ILO in Geneva, a high-level, tripartite panel discussed what needs to be done to harness the potential of the sweeping Sustainable Development Agenda in order to promote gender equality and end all forms of discrimination against women in the world of work, and achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all by 2030.