20th Commission on Sustainable Development

20 - 22 June 2012 (completed)
Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Focus on:  Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Latest ILO reports
Are “green” jobs decent?
This issue of the Journal focuses on the question of whether the jobs that are emerging in the efforts to reach sustainable development can be described as “decent”.

The global impact of e-waste: Addressing the challenge
This paper explores the volumes, sources and flows of e-waste, the risks it poses to e-waste workers and the environment, occupational safety and health issues, labour issues and regulatory frameworks, and links this growing global problem with the International Labour Organization’s current and future work.

ILO projects
Green Jobs Programme of the ILO
The ILO's Green Jobs Programme promotes a practical and coherent strategy that recognizes the strong interdependence between the need for social development and the urgency to act on climate change.
Other ILO materials
Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy
This joint ILO/UNEP study shows that, if accompanied by the right policy mix, a green economy can also create more and better jobs, lift people out of poverty and promote social inclusion. It also demonstrates that employment and social inclusion must be an integral part of any sustainable development strategy.

Commission outcomes

  1. Outcome of the the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development

    The Future We Want

    22 June 2012

UN reports

  1. Report of the Secretary-General to the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development

    Lessons learned from the Commission on Sustainable Development

    21 February 2013