Republic of Korea and the ILO partnership

ILO and MOEL to promote the Global Accelerator and BETTER WORK

News | 25 November 2022
The Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor and the International Labour Organization have signed an agreement for 2022-2023 to contribute to the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions and to the Better Work programme.

The Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions was launched in September 2021 by the UN Secretary-General and promotes a job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as just ecological, technological, and societal transitions to more sustainable and inclusive economies and societies. Three complementary and mutually supportive areas of work are envisaged under the Global Accelerator: 1) the in-country development of integrated and coordinated employment and social protection policies and strategies that facilitate just transitions; 2) the establishment of national financing frameworks and the mobilization of public and private domestic and international resources to invest in universal social protection and inclusive, environment- and gender-responsive employment interventions with a view to creating quality jobs; and 3) the improvement of multilateral cooperation on jobs and social protection for just transitions, including with international financial institutions. These three interlinked pillars aim to increase the level and coordination of the multilateral system’s efforts to help countries create 400 million decent jobs, including in the green, digital and care economies, and to extend social protection coverage to the 4 billion people currently excluded.
Director-General, Mr Eun Chul Kim (left) Director, Ms Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard (right)

The Republic of Korea is the first member-state to support the Technical Support Facility (TSF), hosted at the ILO, which brings together national and international expertise, including from the UN system as well as development and financial partners, building on or complementing the inter-agency work supported under the Joint SDG Fund to provide technical assistance to countries and facilitate their access to additional financial support.

The government of Bangladesh will be supported in the implementation of inclusive and effective ways to advance decent working conditions for women and men. Better Work Bangladesh is well placed within the industry to increasingly focus on the promotion of gender equality in its factory level work, while supporting tripartite constituents to also make this a priority. Promoting gender equality, empowerment of women, diversity and inclusiveness in Bangladesh’ garment sector is a key part of Better Work’s strategy.