High-level Meeting on Financing for Development in the context of COVID-19 and beyond: Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty eradication
28 September 2021
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, together with the International Labour Organization under the aegis of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), will convene a meeting of Heads of State and Government on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication.
UNGA 76 - Side event
22 September 2021
COVID-19 has splintered the cracks in our systems and turned them into canyons. With global unemployment expected to stand at 205 million in 2022, compounded by the fact that social protection benefits are failing to reach more than half the global population, inequalities are on the rise. Reforms on basic incomes, universal health care, and reinforced labor regulations are an urgent necessity. In conversation with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, we will explore how change in working conditions and social protection can be realized and what the path out of the crisis needs to look like for the global labor market.
High-Level Political Forum
6 - 15 July 2021
The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2021 is held from July 6 to July 15 2021 in a hybrid format in New York. Its theme this year is "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development". With SDG 8 under review this year, the ILO has developed a brief overview of progress and setbacks related to the SDG 8 indicators.
Together to End Child Labour: A high-level event to mark the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
11 June 2021
5 May 2021
Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals 2021 Side Event
ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development
13 April 2021
Joint Side Event: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations, ILO, UNCTAD and UNDP
ECOSOC Youth Forum
7 April 2021
ECOSOC Youth Forum
6 April 2021
A Decade of Action: Building a Resilient Recovery Side-event at the ECOSOC Youth Forum
World Day of Social Justice 2021
23 February 2021
Join the online commemoration event organized by the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
10 February 2021
Side event during the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development. Organized by the Government of Switzerland, in collaboration with the ILO and partners of Universal Social Protection 2030.
3 December 2020
High-level dialogue with world leaders, UN principals - including ILO Director General- and other stakeholders on the impacts of the pandemic on people, societies and economies and the multifaceted, coordinated response required to address this crisis.
19 November 2020
Organized by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (UN-OHRLLS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
UNGA75 - Second Committee
15 October 2020
Organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS (OHRLLS), and UN Women
High-Level Side Event on COVID-19 and Maritime Crew Changes: A humanitarian, safety, and economic crisis
24 September 2020
On the occasion of World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, the ILO and the United Nations Global Compact, collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers' Federation, bring together heads of UN agencies, governments, multinational corporations, and shipowner and seafarer representatives, to discuss the present crisis and raise awareness for the important and unsung role of seafarers.
22 September 2020
The multi-stakeholder dialogue, The Future of Work: Digital Skills and Decent Jobs for Youth, convened as part of the SDG Action Zone at the UNGA High-Level week, will bring together youth representatives, Microsoft Philanthropies and the ILO to discuss how new technologies can enable an economic recovery that boosts youth employment in support of the realization of the SDGs.
22 September 2020
The inter generational dialogue "Protecting Jobs: Decent Work Solutions for a Just Transition", convened under the SDG Action Zone, will bring together youth representatives from the Secretary-General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate and the Principals of ILO, IOE and ITUC, to discuss a green COVID-19 recovery and the urgent need for just transition strategies.
18 September 2020
The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is hosting a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of recovery efforts worldwide.
15 September - 1 October 2020
The pandemic is not the only issue the world faces. Inequality, climate change, poverty, hunger, armed conflict and other ills remain global challenges. The ILO is engaged in a series of events shaping the General Assembly’s work on the global challenges facing the world today.
World Youth Skills Day
15 July 2020
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit
Foundations of Sustainability: How can Global Business use the Ten Principles to Navigate Recovery from the Pandemic
16 June 2020