The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. 68th UN General Assembly

    UN Member states call for emphasis on full employment and decent work in more equitable post-2015 development agenda

    05 October 2013

    At the UNGA high level events on the MDGs and sustainable development, member states lauded the achievements made towards reducing poverty, but say too many still left behind.

  2. Post-2015 development agenda

    Social protection can help fill gaps left by the Millennium Development Goals

    02 October 2013

    A meeting of high-level ministers and ambassadors in New York has examined how social protection floors can combat inequality and promote inclusive growth in the post-2015 era.

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    Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Growth and employment, key to the post-2015 development agenda

    02 October 2013

  4. 68th UN General Assembly

    Tackling the Jobs Challenge

    27 September 2013

    In New York this week, business, unions, and policymakers called for post-2015 discussions to first tackle the employment crisis.

  5. Post-2015 Development Agenda

    “A million voices: The world we want”

    12 September 2013

    For almost one year, more than one million people from around the globe shared their ideas about the shape and content of the future global development agenda. Those ideas are now reflected in a major UN report.

  6. Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

    UN: Decent and productive work critical to achieve sustainable development

    20 June 2013

    The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals concluded its fourth session on 19 June with a strong message on the need to consider the creation of decent and productive jobs as a core element of the future development framework.

  7. Post-2015 development agenda

    Ambitious employment goal needed in post-2015 development agenda

    19 June 2013

    High-level event in New York on Employment and Inclusive Growth says transition to decent jobs is central to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

  8. Interview

    The role of trade unions in the Post 2015 development agenda

    03 June 2013

    The Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, Ms. Amina Mohammed, aims to involve unions in the planning and implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda objectives. In this interview with the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), she expresses her views on the ILO decent work agenda and the role of international labour standards and social dialogue.

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    Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Why jobs and livelihoods matter

    20 May 2013

    With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaching, Aurelio Parisotto, ILO Senior Economist, explains why jobs and livelihoods should be at the centre of a post-2015 development agenda.

  10. Event

    Trade Union Meeting of Experts on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    21 - 22 May 2013

    In the year 2000, the United Nations adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as the main development framework for the international system. A set of 8 goals were adopted and 2015 was earmarked as the target date for their attainment. As the target date for the achievement of the MDGs approaches, the UN has initiated discussions on the Post-2015 development compact which will replace the MDGs.