25 October 2018
Climate change and environmental degradation are jeopardizing the sustainability of human development worldwide. At the same time, moves toward a greener economy are creating new opportunities in technology, investments, and jobs. This video highlights the important role skills development plays in achieving a just transition to a greener economy and in building environmentally sustainable societies for all. Private sector engagement is also a key in the transition to a green economy given the size of investments required in green technologies and the skills demanded and occupations needed by enterprises.
31 July 2018
This session presents the World Employment and Social Outlook 2018 report (WESO) , with a specific focus on the methodological toolkit used to undertake such economic scenario modelling exercises related to a just transition towards greener economies.
17 May 2018
What are the five things you need to know about the ILO's "World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs" report? ILO experts explain.
15 May 2018
According to the ILO report "World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs", action to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will result in sufficient job creation to more than offset job losses of 6 million elsewhere.
14 May 2018
Twenty-four million new "green jobs" could be created worldwide using environmentally sustainable practices, according to the ILO's report, “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs”. In a global context of wage growth stagnation, increasing income inequality and a growing number of people in non-standard employment, Egypt is turning to new green technologies that protect the environment while creating productive employment.
05 March 2018
The 17th Seminar of Labour-Based Practitioners was organized by the Government of Ethiopia in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on November 13 to 17, 2017 in Addis Ababa. The theme of the seminar was "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach”. The Seminar brought together 490 participants including policy makers, programme directors and practitioners from 27 countries across the world.
05 December 2017
The coordinator of the ILO's Green Jobs Programme, Moustapha Kamal Gueye moderates a live conversation about how to ensure a just transition to a green economy. His guests are Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Director and Head of School of Public Management and Administration at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and Andrei Marcu, Senior Fellow at ICTSD International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.
01 November 2017
While the efforts by Governments and the international community are increasing and almost all UN member countries are preparing for the next round of the Paris agreement in COP23, Cristina Martinez, ILO Senior Specialist on Environment and Decent Work in Asia-Pacific, explains how decent jobs should be at the centre of these efforts.
19 June 2017
The transition from war to peace, labour migration, the green economy, fundamental principals and rights at work....these issues and more were the topic of a live conversation with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the main conclusions of this year’s world parliament of labour, the 106th International Labour Conference.
05 June 2017
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together for a sustainable future. The two-week long Conference gathers over 5000 representatives of governments, employers and workers from the UN agency’s 187 member states to foster progress in the world of work.