The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Sustainable Development Goals

    ILO Conference sets agenda for inclusive growth through decent work and social dialogue in Indonesia

    19 February 2016

    Participants to the high-level meeting agreed on developing an Indonesian Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals toward Decent Work for All.

  4. Statement

    ILO's Deputy Director-General opening remarks at the Conference on Indonesia's Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

    17 February 2016

    By Gilbert Huongbo, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Conference: Indonesia's Agenda for SDGs toward Decent Work in Indonesia.

  5. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    Conference on Indonesia’s Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals: Toward Decent Work for All

    17 - 18 February 2016

    Two-day Conference demonstrating the commitment and responses of Indonesia to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Conference will be attended by key Indonesian labour actors and will be facilitated by ILO's experts and specialists.

  6. © Neil Palmer / CIAT 2019

    Decent work

    ILO welcomes new UNDP report that places decent work at the heart of sustainable development

    14 December 2015

    Decent work and human development “mutually reinforcing”, says new analysis on improving quality of life.

  7. 13th African Regional Meeting

    African countries pledge to integrate decent work in their development strategies

    03 December 2015

    Gathered at the 13th Regional African Meeting of the ILO, Governments, employers and workers from 45 countries adopted a joint declaration on Transforming Africa through Decent Work for Sustainable Development.

  8. Sustainable Development Goals

    Building a global alliance against child labour and forced labour

    04 November 2015

    Beate Andrees, Chief of the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch explains how we can achieve target 8.7 of the United Nations’ SDGs which calls for an end to forced labour and child labour by 2025.

  9. © S. D. McCourtie / World Bank 2019

    Women, work and the Sustainable Development Goals

    The future of work depends on the future of women at work

    21 October 2015

    Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO’s Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch, explains why achieving gender equality is crucial for the world of work.

  10. © Max Wilson 2019

    World Poverty Day

    An end to Poverty by 2030: It can be done

    17 October 2015

    The theme of this year’s World Poverty Day, “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”. Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on World Poverty Day 2015.