News

November 2016

  1. Regional perspectives of the new development paradigm

    10 November 2016

    Executive Secretaries of the five UN Regional Commissions took stock of the starting positions in their respective regions one year after adopting the SDGs, and highlighted some regional efforts, gaps and challenges.

  2. Good working conditions can also increase productivity and profits

    08 November 2016

    Representatives of global brands and retailers, manufacturers and international organizations meet to discuss and reaffirm their commitment to sustainable development and discuss engagement with the UN’s 2030 Agenda.

September 2016

  1. Building a powerful alliance to end human exploitation

    29 September 2016

    ILO and Ford Foundation co-hosted the launch event of Alliance 8.7, a multi-stakeholder initiative on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Target 8.7

  2. ILO, PBSO, UNDP and the World Bank present joint statement to strengthen peacebuilding impact of employment programmes

    26 September 2016

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    Obama: “History will judge us harshly if we do not rise to this moment”

    23 September 2016

    Leaders’ Summit commits to increase opportunities for refugees to attend school, find employment and settle in their host countries.

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    World Bank, ILO announce new push for universal social protection

    21 September 2016

    New partnership will expand social protection measures worldwide as part of efforts to combat poverty and rising income inequality. New data show that many developing countries are already achieving universal schemes.

  5. A future we want through decent work for all

    20 September 2016

    In a major push to achieve inclusive growth, decent work and social protection for all, the Government of Belgium is scaling-up its collaboration with and support for the ILO to meet these critical goals as called for in the UN’s new development agenda.

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    UN Commission: New Investments in Global Health Workforce Will Create Jobs and Drive Economic Growth

    20 September 2016

    The Presidents of France and South Africa called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and help countries to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment.

  7. Towards increased action for a rights-based, people-centred agenda

    19 September 2016

    During the high-level segment of the General Assembly’s 71st session, world leaders will debate international responses to many of the global challenges of today, including economic growth and sustainable development, extreme poverty and hunger, the refugee crisis and climate change.

  8. World Bank, ILO launch global partnership for universal social protection

    19 September 2016

  9. Alliance 8.7: For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour

    19 September 2016

    The Global Alliance to Eradicate Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour will be launched at the Ford Foundation in New York on 21 September 2016 at 19:00 GMT.

July 2016

  1. GE Foundation and ILO launch Global Youth Internship Programme

    15 July 2016

    To help inspire and prepare young people for a rapidly changing and highly competitive job market, the GE Foundation is launching an innovative learning programme to provide 16 to 18 year olds with a practical work experiences in STEM careers for the workforce of tomorrow.

  2. Measuring progress towards an ambitious development vision

    12 July 2016

    With the theme of "Leaving No One Behind", the UN's High Level Political forum is meeting to discuss progress and challenges in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

April 2016

  1. Accelerated action on climate change receives overwhelming global support

    22 April 2016

    World leaders gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York to officially sign the Paris Agreement on climate change: a landmark accord that sets outs a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous global warming.

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    Accelerated action on climate change receives overwhelming global support

    22 April 2016

    The far-reaching Paris Agreement on climate change was signed at the United Nations by 175 countries ushering in an era of unprecedented action to protect the environment, slash greenhouse gas emissions and ensure a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

March 2016

  1. Gender equality, at home and at work, must be central to development efforts

    15 March 2016

    Significant progress made by women in education hasn’t yet translated into comparable improvements in their position at work. This situation must be addressed immediately if we are to achieve our social and economic development goals.

February 2016

  1. An irresistible movement of social justice and dignity for all

    19 February 2016

    Climate change and environmental degradation pose significant challenges to economies and societies today. The extent to which these changes will impact on people’s livelihoods and work, and to ensure a just transition requires effective, cross-sectoral policies that put people at its centre.

  2. CNN Interview with Guy Ryder on Youth Employment

    09 February 2016

  3. A global economic deterioration threatens employment growth

    09 February 2016

    In presenting the findings of the “World Employment and Social Outlook” report to Member States at the UN, the ILO recommended urgent action to boost decent work opportunities or face the risk of intensified social tensions.

  4. To energize the global job market, a plan to unleash the dynamism of youth

    05 February 2016

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, speaking to the ECOSOC Youth Forum launches a UN system-wide initiative to energize efforts to create decent jobs for youth.