This report provides an overview of the current partnership between the Netherlands and the ILO. Between 2008 and 2012 the Netherlands provided over US$ 63 million in voluntary funding to the ILO’s development cooperation programme. This included more than US$ 38 million in fully unearmarked voluntary resources, making the Netherlands the largest contributor to the Regular Budget Supplementary Account, and over US$ 25 million in voluntary earmarked resources, together making the Netherlands the fifth largest governmental donor over this time-frame.
UN General Assembly, 2012-13
The Second Committee adopted 38 resolutions on such issues as Harmony with Nature, Sustainable Development of the Caribbean Sea, Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy, Protection of the Global Climate, Promotion of New and Renewable Sources of Energy, and the promotion of Ecotourism and for the first time a resolution on Entrepreneurship for Development. It also focused on Poverty Eradication (including the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017)), Globalization and Interdependence (including International Migration and Development), Macroeconomic Policy Questions (including International Trade and Development, International Financial System and Development, as well as External Debt Sustainability and Development), Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development, Agriculture Development and Food Security. The Third Committee adopted 16 resolutions of direct relevance to the work of the ILO, such as the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues, treatment of refugees, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, and the right to self- determination. The Committee also addressed important social development questions such as issues related to youth, family, ageing, persons with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice, and international drug control. References to the ILO’s work on trafficking and domestic workers, the Decent Work Agenda, the Global Jobs Pact, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, employment, labour standards and other aspects of the ILO’s mandate are reflected in these resolutions.
This tripartite-based programme addresses the reform agenda in Myanmar through a range of projects on building the institutions of democracy, updating labour law, finally eliminating forced labour, making the labour market efficient, and guaranteeing freedom of association.
06 May 2013
Cooperatives and social enterprises can help expand decent work and job opportunities, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.
02 May 2013
The ILO teams up with European private industry to help prevent children from working in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.
23 April 2013
Co-hosted by the International Labour Organization, Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP, United Nations Global Compact Office, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
09 April 2013
The three international institutions need to work together to find solutions to the economic crisis in Europe, says Guy Ryder.
04 April 2013
The ILO will cooperate with the European Commission in tackling the employment crisis facing young people, including through youth guarantee schemes.
22 March 2013
The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, highlights common ground with the ILO on the need to move beyond austerity in the crisis response, on the importance of decent work and in the debate on the post-2015 development goals.
07 March 2013
The ILO and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have signed a project cooperation agreement amounting to US$ 3.5 million to support women’s empowerment in Turkey, which is expected to contribute substantially to the goal of advancing gender equality in employment and providing decent employment opportunities for women.
22 February 2013
The ILO presents a technical cooperation portfolio that calls for the mobilization of resources and partnerships to tackle the youth employment crisis.
20 February 2013
H.E. Ambassador Dharar A.R. Razzooqi, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations in Geneva, presented a cheque for USD 500,000 to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, renewing its contribution to the ILO’s technical cooperation programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
15 February 2013
Education and access to credit are critical to ensuring that women in the developing world can start small businesses, Ireland's Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello and Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.
12 February 2013
Signing of a cooperation agreement for 12.4 million Swiss francs allocated by Switzerland to the ILO’s Better Work programme for 2013-2016.
11 February 2013
Switzerland formalizes the ratification of the International Convention on employment policy and boosts its collaboration with the ILO in development cooperation.
07 February 2013
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior staff to discuss the role of the Decent Work Agenda in the post-2015 development framework.
14 December 2012
Contribution will fund a round of the Youth to Youth Fund in Togo for the period 2013-2014
14 December 2012
The Government of the Czech Republic will contribute CZK 1.5 million (approximately US$ 75,000) to an ILO project on the return of migrants and home country socio-economic development over the next year.
11 December 2012
On 13 December 2012 the Permanent Mission of Japan, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labour Organization organized a briefing on Growth and Employment in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Participants included permanent and observer missions to the United Nations, UN agencies and civil society organizations.
11 December 2012
The ILO and the Russian Federation have launched a new and strategic era of cooperation with the signing of three key agreements.
07 December 2012
New contribution to the ILO will focus on the promotion of youth employment through two country-level components.
07 December 2012
The Government of Denmark will contribute DKK 40 million (approximately US$ 7.1 million) in flexible and predictable resources to the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) of the International Labour Organization.