News room

September 2019

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    ILO and UNCCD to work together on human impacts of desertification

    24 September 2019

    Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding supporting closer cooperation on climate-related issues, including halting desertification and land degradation, and creating green jobs.

  2. Promoting Core labour standards and Social Dialogue by effective implementation of the EU Association Agendas in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

    24 September 2019

    Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are active participants of the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme and have Association Agreements with the EU.

  3. Our efforts must ensure young people have decent job opportunities and the skills to take them

    23 September 2019

    This call is launched by the participants of a high-level event held on September 23 in New York on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. The high-level event was co-organized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and the International Labour Organization.

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    Just transition commitments made by many countries at UN Climate Action Summit

    23 September 2019

    Prime Minister of Spain announces commitments made by close to 50 countries to create just transition plans designed to ensure ambitious climate action delivers significant social gains with decent green jobs.

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    Importance of decent jobs, just transition to be highlighted at UN Climate Action Summit and General Assembly

    20 September 2019

    ILO Director-General will promote decent work and a ‘just transition’ to greener economies, when he joins world leaders for the UN Climate Summit and UN General Assembly in New York.

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    UN Secretary-General announces new Climate Action Summit jobs initiative, urges countries to join

    18 September 2019

    The initiative provides a roadmap for ensuring that people’s jobs and well-being are at the centre of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

  7. Uzbekistan ratifies the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention

    17 September 2019

    Uzbekistan becomes the 40th ILO member State having ratified the Protocol

  8. UN General Assembly endorses ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

    16 September 2019

    The UNGA resolution provides an opportunity for the UN system to promote a human-centred approach to the future of work.

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    Countries heed call to ratify labour conventions

    13 September 2019

    An International Labour Organization campaign to encourage countries to ratify international labour standards is bearing fruit.

  10. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.