News

October 2011

  1. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20

    The event placed a special focus in showcasing already successful projects of how water can be a major contributor to developing a green economy. At the end of the conference, UN-Water issued a draft best practice guide to actions, instruments and policies to progress towards a green economy for sustainable development and poverty eradication. The ILO participated and contributed to the conference.

July 2011

  1. South Africa and the ILO team up to promote public employment and community work programmes

    27 July 2011

    With an official unemployment rate of 25 per cent, the South African government knows that employment creation cannot be left to the private sector alone. There is a huge gap between the jobs that are needed and the jobs that the market can generate. The State has the responsibility to fill that gap. Today South Africa has become a prime example of a country where public employment programmes (PEPs) and its Community Work Programme (CWP) are playing a key role in providing a minimum level of employment where markets are failing to do so. The CWP, although not universal in coverage, is being designed to test an employment guarantee.

  2. Green Jobs: linking climate change and the world of work

    This course seeks to address the many impediments to the promotion of green jobs worldwide, by providing governments and social partners the needed knowledge and tools to assess potentialities, monitor progress, close skills gaps and decide on investments.

  3. Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, Montreal (Canada)

December 2010

  1. Green Jobs Learning Forum

    This interagency Learning Forum provides participants with knowledge, tools and examples of good practices to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of effective local strategies for the promotion of green jobs.

November 2009

  1. Peacebuilding as one: UN launches new policy on generating employment in post-conflict environments

    03 November 2009

    Promoting employment is difficult in peacetime, and significantly more so in post-conflict situations. A major new effort by 20 UN agencies, funds and programmes now aims to scale up and maximize the impact, coherence and efficiency of employment support to post-conflict countries. ILO Online spoke with José-Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector which oversees the ILO Programme on Crisis Response and Reconstruction about the “United Nations Policy for Post-Conflict Employment Creation, Income Generation and Reintegration” to be launched in Geneva on 4 November.