Social development

ILO speeches and statements

  1. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 71th General Assembly

    Decent work is necessary for eradicating poverty, but not sufficient on its own

    06 October 2016,

    Agenda item 26: Social Development

  2. ILO Statement to the Third Committee of the 69th General Assembly

    Decent work delivers shared prosperity and inclusive growth

    08 October 2014, UN Headquarters, New York

    Decent Work is a source of personal dignity, family stability, peace in the community, democracies that deliver for people

Focus on:  Social development

Latest ILO reports
Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts - ILO-EC publication
The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment.

Making Globalization Socially Sustainable
Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development. For many years, however, concerns have also been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This has led to questions about the social sustainability of globalization.

ILO projects
Improving safety and health at work through a Decent Work agenda
The project was developed by the ILO and the European Commission to better address safety and health at work as a vital component of decent work. It will be implemented over two and a half years between 2010 and 2012 in five pilot countries.

Other ILO materials
Removing the barriers to inclusion
People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.

UN reports

  1. Report of the Secretary-General to the 68th General Assembly

    Promoting social integration through social inclusion

    22 July 2013

  2. Report of the Secretary-General to the 68th General Assembly

    Implementation of World Summit for Social Development and 24th General Assembly special session outcomes

    22 July 2013

  3. Report of the Secretary-General to the 68th General Assembly

    The way forward: a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond

    14 June 2013

UN resolutions

  1. Resolution of the 68th General Assembly

    Implementation of World Summit for Social Development and 24th General Assembly special session outcomes

    24 January 2014

  2. Resolution of the 68th General Assembly

    Promoting social integration through social inclusion

    17 January 2014

  3. Resolution of the 67th General Assembly

    Implementation of World Summit for Social Development and 24th General Assembly special session outcomes

    21 February 2013