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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.

  2. 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.

  5. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Circular economy

    Advancing a just transition to a circular economy: Scaling up individual action to collectively driving systemic change

    An event co-organized by the ILO and the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

  9. World Humanitarian Day

    For disaster relief or the climate crisis, we need a human-centred, sustainable approach

    19 August 2021

    The contribution of humanitarian workers has never been more vital. They embody the human-centred approach to development that respects all people and the environment they live and work in. Increasingly humanitarian disasters are being made much worse by the consequences of our changing climate. In addressing either immediate humanitarian relief or longer-term climate change, a human-centred approach is essential if we are to build a better, more just and more sustainable future. On #WorldHumanitarianDay join us in calling for a human-centred transition that responds to the global threat posed to us all by climate change.

  10. ILO in action

    A win-win for young refugees and local farmers

    02 August 2021

    The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.