The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. ILO-UNDP High-level meeting sponsored by Germany and Moldova

    Strengthened capacities, effective institutions critical for successful implementation of the post-2015 development agenda

    02 March 2015

    The Global Dialogue launched in 2014 by the United Nations Development Group, which resulted in calls from around the world for more responsive governance and better public service provision, concluded with this high-level meeting organized by the ILO, UNDP, Moldova and Germany.

  2. Press release

    Indonesia to adopt policy recommendations on decent work and sustainable development

    24 February 2015

    Government, employer and worker representatives, academics and other relevant stakeholders from Indonesia reviewed lessons learned and adopt policy recommendations on decent work and sustainable development.

  3. Post-2015 development agenda

    Why youth employment matters beyond 2015

    02 February 2015

    As the UN's Economic and Social Council holds a meeting on "Uniting for youth beyond 2015", the head of the ILO office for the United Nations, Jane Stewart, explains why youth employment should be at the top of the new development framework being discussed by governments in New York.

  4. Post-2015 development agenda

    Employment, health care and education voted top-three priorities for a better world

    15 December 2014

    Over 7 million people from 194 countries have participated in MY World, the United Nations survey for a better world. The survey places good jobs in the top 3 priorities for post-2015.

  5. News

    Blueprint for new development vision reinforces importance of decent work

    05 December 2014

    The Secretary-General’s synthesis report takes the UN a step closer to a new era of sustainable development for all.

  6. Article

    Putting decent work at the heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    12 November 2014

    Apolinário Jorge Correia, Chairperson of the ILO Governing Body on why full employment and decent work will be key for sustainable development in the post-2015 era.

  7. 69th Session of the UN General Assembly

    Unless you have people earning money, you don't have demand, says ILO Head

    24 September 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called on governments to work together "to start putting people back to work". Speaking on a panel at the Ford Foundation-ILO High level event, "Employment and Decent Work for Inclusive and Sustainable Development", Ryder also noted since young people are more likely to be unemployed than adults that apprenticeships were important to reduce the mismatch between what companies need and what education provides. The event included panels moderated by CNN's Richard Quest that included four Heads of State, the CEO of Coca Cola and the General Secretary of the ITUC.

  8. Post 2015 Development Agenda

    Launch of the “Group of Friends of Decent Work for Sustainable Development”

    23 September 2014

    Countries, from all regions and all levels of economic development, have joined an important new initiative to highlight the critical importance of including decent work for all in the UN’s ambitious development agenda beyond 2015. The initiative was launched by Manuel Vicente, Vice President of Angola, and Jean-Pascal Labille, Minister of Development Cooperation of Belgium at a high-level event organized by the Ford Foundation and the ILO.

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    69th Session of the UN General Assembly

    Ford Foundation-ILO High level event: "Employment and Decent Work for Inclusive and Sustainable Development"

    23 September 2014

    In the context of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, this high-level event brought together Heads of State and Government from developed and emerging economies with key actors of the real economy to discuss the role of Employment and Decent Work in the post-2015 development agenda.

  10. 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

    “Our goal is simple but daunting -- prosperity and dignity for all”

    23 September 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges member states to collaborate on a development agenda for all world citizens.