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  1. UN Day

    ILO calls for global solidarity to build peaceful and sustainable future

    22 October 2021

    The world is faced by its biggest crises since the United Nations was established in 1945. A global pandemic and a climate emergency. It is humanity’s common agenda to address both and secure a resilient recovery for people and planet. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls on all countries to work together for a more equitable, peaceful and sustainable future.

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    Energy transition

    Renewable energy jobs have reached 12 million globally

    21 October 2021

    Ahead of COP26, a report by IRENA and ILO underscores the jobs potential of an ambitious climate strategy and calls for comprehensive policies in support of a just transition to a greener future.

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    Energy transition

    IRENA and ILO work together for a just and inclusive transition to a sustainable energy future

    18 October 2021

    The organizations step up their efforts to work for a sustainable energy future that promotes decent work for all.

  4. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Two-track recovery undermines trust and solidarity

    14 October 2021

    In a statement to the IMF and World Bank annual meetings, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder said countries must increase investments in social protection, decent work and a just transition.

  5. Climate change

    Action needed at COP26 to reduce the risk of natural disasters

    13 October 2021

    Natural disasters threaten to wipe out years of development progress in some areas of the world. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls for greater global cooperation to reduce natural disaster risk and provide support to those impacted by climate change and natural disasters.

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    COVID-19 recovery and climate action

    A more ambitious financing strategy to enable the world to build back more inclusively and sustainably is feasible, says a new ILO paper

    07 October 2021

    Bolder use of the existing international financial architecture could accelerate worldwide COVID-19 recovery and climate action, including in low- and lower-middle-income countries, says a new ILO research paper.

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    UN General Assembly

    UN Secretary-General calls for accelerated action on jobs and social protection

    28 September 2021

    Deeply diverging recoveries threaten to undermine trust and solidarity and make the world more vulnerable to future crises, including climate change. In response the UN and ILO have established a ‘Global Accelerator’ to help ensure global financing to create 400 million jobs and extend social protection to 4 billion people currently without coverage.

  8. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    Sustainable Fashion: A Focus on the Environmental Dimensions discussion

    On 7 September, the ILO participated in the Sustainable Recovery through Sustainable Fashion: A Focus on the Environmental Dimensions discussion.

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    Technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services

    Urban passenger transport systems will be crucial to move towards a zero-carbon future

    06 September 2021

    An ILO Technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services emphasized the sector’s role in the achievement of sustainable cities and communities.

  10. Jobs and nature

    ILO and IUCN sign an agreement to harness the interdependence between jobs and nature

    01 September 2021

    The Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies aims to make biodiversity an integral part of the agenda to promote decent work and advance social justice.