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  1. News

    Just transition and green jobs Workshop in Uruguay

    08 June 2017

    A 3 day workshop on just transition and green jobs took place in Montevideo from 31 May to 2 June 2017.

  2. 106th International Labour Conference

    Decent work and environmental sustainability must go hand in hand, says ILO Director-General

    05 June 2017

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together for a sustainable future. The two-week long Conference gathers over 5000 representatives of governments, employers and workers from the UN agency’s 187 member states to foster progress in the world of work.

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    World Environment Day 2017

    A greener future will not be decent by definition, but by design

    05 June 2017

    "Let’s not just mark World Environment Day. Let’s make it a reason to put our political will into action. The future of our jobs, and of our children, relies on it," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  4. Green Economy

    PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017

    02 June 2017

    The Partnership Action on Green Economy Ministerial Conference brought together over 300 leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development partners, media and the public to explore how our economies and financial markets can be “enablers” for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

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    Our impact, their voices

    How Kenya’s construction industry boosts green jobs and housing

    26 May 2017

    Innovative ILO project aims to reduce Kenya’s vulnerability to climate risks and improve livelihoods among traditional pastoralist communities.

  6. Indigenous peoples and climate change

    ILO at the Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

  7. Video interview

    Greening the ILO

    18 April 2017

    The ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plan 2016-2017 established a number of goals for the Office with the aim of greening our workspaces, activities and actions.

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    Sustainable development

    World green economy leaders look for ways to spark a new green revolution

    27 March 2017

    Leading economists, CEOs, ministers, heads of UN agencies and high-level representatives from nongovernmental organizations meet in Berlin to boost the green economy and set a path to the 2030 Agenda. Countries have donated close to €15 million so far while Uruguay and Guyana have joined the Partnership for Action on Green Economy.

  9. World Water Day

    Why waste water?

    22 March 2017

    A Video Message from Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Chair of UN-Water, on the occasion of World Water Day 2017.

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    Sustainable development

    ILO and UNFCCC team up to boost action on just transition and decent work in the context of climate change

    14 March 2017

    The agreement between the two organizations will bring a substantial contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.