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June 2020

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    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  2. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

May 2020

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    ‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 could change the future of work

    27 May 2020

  2. Leaders take stock of the UN reform, as ECOSOC OAS convenes

    27 May 2020

  3. Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response

    11 May 2020

    ECOSOC Informal Briefing

April 2020

  1. Director-General Guy Ryder of ILO shares a message on UN75

    28 April 2020

March 2020

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    Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

    23 March 2020

    The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

February 2020

  1. The UN Commemorates the World Day of Social Justice 2020

    14 February 2020

  2. Strong Support for Universal Social Protection, as the EU, China and ILO convenes meeting, during 58th Session of CSocD

    14 February 2020

    The EU and China joined the ILO to highlight the importance of achieving universal social protection, at the margins of the 58th Commission for Social Development.

October 2019

  1. 5 Take-Ways: UN High-Level Week Calls for Green Jobs, a Human-Centred Approach to the Future of Work and an End to Violence and Harassment

    04 October 2019

    Everything you need to know from the most important week at the UN.

September 2019

  1. Namibia Commits to Ratify ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    30 September 2019

    Namibia announces commitment to ratify the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (No. 190), during major Global Citizen festival in New York.

  2. Strong Call at the UN for the Ratification of the ILO Convention to End Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

    27 September 2019

    Leaders and stakeholders boldly call on member States to ratify the newly adopted ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment, the first international labour standard on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  3. World Leaders Gather to Mobilize Solutions to Shape the Future of Work

    24 September 2019

    World leaders called for bold, innovative action to implement a human-centered approach to the future of work.

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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.

  5. What Future of Work do you want?

    24 September 2019

    The International Labour Organization and Ford Foundation's "Leaders Event on mobilizing solutions to shape the Future of Work".

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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.

  7. ILO Event Guide – Opening of the UN General Assembly

    20 September 2019

    World leaders will gather at the opening of the UN General Assembly’s 74th session, and the ILO will take the lead to promote decent work, a just transition, and workplaces free of violence and harassment. This is a complete guide to ILO events and key UN meetings during the high-level week.

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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.

  10. 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.