The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development and Climate Change: What challenges and opportunities for Unions?

    09 October 2015

    The ILO hosted the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs from 5 to 9 October 2015.The following is an interview with Ms. Rulita Wijayaningdyah, General Secretary of the Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers Union, who expressed her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions towards an environmental sustainable economy.

  2. Sustainable Development Goals

    The World of Work Today

    07 October 2015

    "Decent work and inclusive growth" is one of the goals of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. But what is the state of decent work in the world today? ILO Director-General Guy Ryder takes the measure of Decent Work in a world buffeted by profound change and growing inequality.

  3. UN Summit for the Adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

    Fostering sustainable economic growth and transformation and promoting sustainable consumption and production

    26 September 2015

    Remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the UN Summit for the Adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (New York, 25-27 September 2015)

  4. Sustainable Development Goals

    What is Decent Work?

    26 September 2015

    The importance of decent work in achieving the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals is highlighted by Goal 8 which aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    Social protection for all to change people’s lives by 2030

    21 September 2015

    As the international community gets ready to formally endorse the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ILO’s Isabel Ortiz explains why social protection is a key component of the new global development agenda.

  6. Sustainable Development Goals

    Decent Work in the Sustainable Development Goals

    17 September 2015

    The Sustainable Development Goals set targets for the next fifteen years. As the process of achieving the 17 Goals gains momentum, putting decent work and strengthening social protection are crucial to achieving global prosperity. Decent work transforms societies for the better, driving development that is more equitable, inclusive and sustainable.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    Grow the economy with a well-balanced diet

    14 September 2015

    ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo shows the connection between decent work, acceptable living standards and economic growth, which together will help achieve several other sustainable development goals.

  8. The 2030 agenda for sustainable development

    Addis Financing for Development Conference prioritizes decent work

    05 August 2015

    The Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa, concluded on 16 July with the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda in which the central role of decent work and social protection in achieving the ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals is acknowledged. The Action Agenda was formally endorsed by the General Assembly on 23 July.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    2030 development agenda: Major breakthrough for world of work

    04 August 2015

    "The unanimous endorsement from UN member States gives the international community the impetus we need to work together to tackle the formidable challenges confronting humanity and our planet, particularly those we face in the world of work,” says ILO Director-General following the agreement of a new development agenda.

  10. Post-2015 development agenda

    Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    13 - 16 July 2015

    The conference will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The Conference will result in an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.