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March 2020

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    Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

    23 March 2020

    The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

February 2020

  1. The UN Commemorates the World Day of Social Justice 2020

    14 February 2020

  2. Strong Support for Universal Social Protection, as the EU, China and ILO convenes meeting, during 58th Session of CSocD

    14 February 2020

    The EU and China joined the ILO to highlight the importance of achieving universal social protection, at the margins of the 58th Commission for Social Development.

October 2019

  1. 5 Take-Ways: UN High-Level Week Calls for Green Jobs, a Human-Centred Approach to the Future of Work and an End to Violence and Harassment

    04 October 2019

    Everything you need to know from the most important week at the UN.

September 2019

  1. Namibia Commits to Ratify ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    30 September 2019

    Namibia announces commitment to ratify the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment (No. 190), during major Global Citizen festival in New York.

  2. Strong Call at the UN for the Ratification of the ILO Convention to End Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

    27 September 2019

    Leaders and stakeholders boldly call on member States to ratify the newly adopted ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment, the first international labour standard on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  3. World Leaders Gather to Mobilize Solutions to Shape the Future of Work

    24 September 2019

    World leaders called for bold, innovative action to implement a human-centered approach to the future of work.

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    ILO and UNCCD to work together on human impacts of desertification

    24 September 2019

    Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding supporting closer cooperation on climate-related issues, including halting desertification and land degradation, and creating green jobs.

  5. What Future of Work do you want?

    24 September 2019

    The International Labour Organization and Ford Foundation's "Leaders Event on mobilizing solutions to shape the Future of Work".

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    Just transition commitments made by many countries at UN Climate Action Summit

    23 September 2019

    Prime Minister of Spain announces commitments made by close to 50 countries to create just transition plans designed to ensure ambitious climate action delivers significant social gains with decent green jobs.

  7. ILO Event Guide – Opening of the UN General Assembly

    20 September 2019

    World leaders will gather at the opening of the UN General Assembly’s 74th session, and the ILO will take the lead to promote decent work, a just transition, and workplaces free of violence and harassment. This is a complete guide to ILO events and key UN meetings during the high-level week.

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    Importance of decent jobs, just transition to be highlighted at UN Climate Action Summit and General Assembly

    20 September 2019

    ILO Director-General will promote decent work and a ‘just transition’ to greener economies, when he joins world leaders for the UN Climate Summit and UN General Assembly in New York.

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    UN Secretary-General announces new Climate Action Summit jobs initiative, urges countries to join

    18 September 2019

    The initiative provides a roadmap for ensuring that people’s jobs and well-being are at the centre of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

  10. UN General Assembly endorses ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

    16 September 2019

    The UNGA resolution provides an opportunity for the UN system to promote a human-centred approach to the future of work.

  11. A greener life is a rosier one, thanks to mushrooms

    04 September 2019

    The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.

July 2019

  1. 2021 declared International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    25 July 2019

    The UN General Assembly has urged the international community to step up efforts to eradicate forced labour and child labour, and declared 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  2. Accelerating action to end forced labour, human trafficking, modern slavery and child labour; experiences from Alliance 8.7 pathfinder countries

    22 July 2019

  3. The ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work is Transmitted to the United Nations

    17 July 2019

  4. The ILO rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

    11 July 2019

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    ILO addresses decent work deficits at forum to review SDGs

    10 July 2019

    The International Labour Organization is playing an important part in a meeting reviewing progress on six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In a report, presented at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the ILO is calling for more action on SDG 8.