Guidelines on decent work in public emergency services

Guidelines adopted at the Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work in Public Emergency Services (Geneva, 16–20 April 2018)

Guidelines | 24 April 2018
These guidelines reflect changes since 2003, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (Sendai Framework), and the Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation, 2017 (No. 205). While Recommendation No. 205 primarily covers “all measures on employment and decent work taken in response to crisis situations arising from conflicts and disasters” (paragraph 3), these encourage governments and PES employers to provide PES workers with adequate means, tools and resources to be able to respond effectively to emergencies. In this sense, the guidelines complement Recommendation No. 205 while incorporating its principles.