News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. World Health Day

    Jump-start a healthier and greener recovery

    07 April 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the multiple links between public health and the environment. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.

  2. A just transition to greener economies

    Bold action needed to reduce carbon emissions

    05 April 2022

    The latest report from the UN‘s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change outlines opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and strengthens the ILO‘s call for a just transition to greener economies.

  3. Event

    Visit of Tanzanian delegation of ministries and insurance industry officials to Uganda

    From 31 January to 4 February, Social Finance facilitated a “study tour” of Tanzanian delegates to Uganda. The study tour helped participants learn from interactions with Ugandan ministries, the central bank, the regulatory authority and different insurance companies.

  4. News

    The International Labour Office welcomes the outcomes of the UN Environment Assembly

    24 March 2022

    “Transforming the ‘take-make-waste’ of plastics economy into a circular economy will not only reduce the environmental damage but also open up new opportunities for decent work”, says the ILO’s Global Coordinator of Green Jobs Programme at the 5th session of the UN Environment Assembly.

  5. News

    First project of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative launched in Senegal

    22 March 2022

    The ILO, within the framework of the France-ILO partnership, has launched a project on "The social dimension of the ecological transition" in Senegal, representing the first project under the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative.

  6. Occupational safety and health

    ILO adopts a revised code of practice on safety and health in construction

    01 March 2022

    More than 229 million construction workers may benefit from the new code, particularly in countries where construction is contributing to the post-COVID-19 recovery.

  7. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery

    ILO Global Forum concludes with renewed commitments to a recovery that puts people first

    25 February 2022

    The International Labour Organization is strengthening its collaboration with several multilateral system agencies to urgently address the inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, within and between countries.

  8. Labour migration

    Prize-giving ceremony of the 2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration at the ILO office in Madrid

    24 February 2022

    The ILO office in Spain organized a prize-giving ceremony to congratulate Judit Alonso Gonzalbez, Javier Sulé and Marta Saiz.

  9. World Day of Social Justice 2022

    ILO Director-General’s message for World Day of Social Justice 2022

    18 February 2022

    On the occasion of World Day of Social Justice 2022, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says international community has a rare chance that must not be missed to shape a recovery from COVID-19 that delivers social justice for people and protects the planet we all depend on.

  10. Informal ministerial meeting of the Ministers of Labour (EPSCO)

    The impact of digital and climate transitions on the labour market

    15 February 2022

    In a video statement to the EU labour ministers of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses the “need to accelerate and to steer the transition to a greener, more sustainable, more digital economy”.