ILO Office for the United Nations

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    UN Ocean's Conference

    A growing recognition of the ocean as a workplace

    The UN Ocean’s Conference provided a unique opportunity for the social and economic pillars of sustainable development to be seen as critical to the achievement of the environmentally-focused SDGs and chance to improve conditions of work for those who derive a living from its bounty.

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    ECOSOC Science,Technology and Innovation Forum

    Shaping a Brave New Future of Work

    The world of work is being seriously impacted by a number of factors especially the current wave of technological innovations. But the wider drivers of change and the policies needed to meet this challenge require deep examination to ensure that decent work and the reduction of inequalities are the underpinning priorities.

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    Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    The struggle for the recognition of indigenous rights continues

    This year’s Permanent Forum marks the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. And a persistent challenge remains: more needs to be done to fully realize the human rights of indigenous peoples.

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    Commission on the Status of Women

    A roadmap for gender equality in place, but more effective action needed

    The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women agreed on measures for women’s full and equal participation in the economy but consistent action towards these goals in public and private spheres must be sustained for meaningful change.

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    Security Council Open Debate on Modern Slavery

    Ending the instability in which modern slavery thrives

    The UN Security Council is pushing for cooperation on cross-border prevention, protection and prosecution in fighting the widespread impunity that human traffickers enjoy amid the mass displacement of vulnerable millions.

Meetings and events

  1. 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly - Opening

    12 - 25 September 2017