ILO and the UN General Assembly

72nd session (September 2017)

The high-level segment of the UN General Assembly’s 72nd session will include the launch of a new partnership to tackle the gender pay gap and the release of new estimates for the number of people in forced labour and child labour around the world.


  1. 18 September

    Social dialogue can contribute to sustainable enterprises and inclusive growth

    Heads of state and government as well as those of the ILO and the OECD will present a new publication on the business case for social dialogue between the social partners and with governments.

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    18 September

    Launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition

    Led by ILO, UN Women and the OECD, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is a multi-stakeholder coalition to contribute to the achievement of SDG target 8.5 focusing on equal pay between women and men for work of equal value.

  3. 19 September

    40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  4. 20 September

    High-level event on Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience

    The event will bring together high-level representatives of governments, social partners, UN entities, business and youth organizations to share best practices and advance joint work on youth employment in fragile situations.

  1. 20 September

    David A. Morse Lecture: The Future of Work - A Conversation With Guy Ryder

    International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder discusses the future of work, including the impact of automation on jobs, education and skills development for emerging sectors, and the challenges presented by labor migration.