News, articles and events on Green Jobs

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    Occupational safety and health

    New safety and health issues emerge as work changes

    18 April 2019

    A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments.

  2. Event

    Boosting Skills for a Just Transition and the Future of Work - 6 June, 2019

    ILO Global Forum on a Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All

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    18ème Séminaire régional africain pour les praticiens des travaux à Haute Intensité de Main-d’œuvre

    Le thème de cette édition est: "Vers un développement local durable et inclusif: approches locales basées sur les ressources et création d'emplois décents".

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    18th African Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    The theme of this edition is: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

  5. News

    Simuka-Phakama! Green businesses can catalyse meaningful changes to the Zimbabwean economy

    18 March 2019

    On Friday 15 March 2019, 28 green business ideas from emerging and established small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) were celebrated at the Simuka-Phakama 2018 Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony. The business awards were delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, with financial support from the Government of Sweden.

  6. Event

    GAIN Webinar 5 (in Spanish): Empleos Verdes en Latinoamérica: ¿Cuál es la situación y qué herramientas nos permiten avanzar hacia una Transición Justa?

    Como indica el título, la sesión pretende, primero de todo, evaluar la situación de los empleos verdes en América Latina. En segundo lugar, se proponen como herramientas para la Transición Justa (i) la metodología desarrollada por GAIN para cuantificar el efecto de políticas verdes en el empleo, y (ii) el papel de la cooperación Sur-Sur Triangular. Finalmente, el Webinar contará con un período de 10/15 minutos dedicado a preguntas y respuestas.

  7. News

    Poverty-Environment Nexus – ILO Perspectives at Achieving the SDGs within Europe: No Poverty Eradication without Environmental Action

    05 March 2019

    At an event hosted by European Parliament and the Club of Rome EU-Chapter in Brussels, the ILO Enterprises Department Director, Victor van Vuuren, stressed the importance of strategically linking environmental sustainability and social justice together.

  8. United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    ILO at the Eighteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

  9. News

    Sri Lanka’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries

    27 February 2019

    With the support of the ILO Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) project funded by the Australian government, two blue swimming crab fisheries in Sri Lanka become the country’s first ever ‘eco-recommended’ fisheries. The five-year collaborative efforts involved the local seafood industry, government agencies and fishery cooperatives.

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    Green economy

    50 million tonnes of potentially job creating e-waste discarded annually

    25 January 2019

    Seven UN entities, including the ILO, supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) call for a reboot of the current electronics system.