News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Event

    16th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    The theme of this edition is: "Labor based approaches as solutions for sustainable development challenges in the context of decentralization" Institutional and operational issues of employment intensive approaches will be addressed under the angle of strategies and resources for sustainable funding of labor-based investments targeting local communities, in terms of rational use of natural resources and local materials for labor-based works, development of alternative construction technologies, creation of green jobs and environmentally friendly economic growth, training opportunities to improve youth employability, resilience and social welfare of local communities

  2. Event

    Facilitating participation of CARIFORUM civil society in regional development and integration processes

    The Forum is part of the programme of activities under the European Union-funded Project entitled Challenges to CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to fulfil their EPA Obligations: Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) Component of the Support to Facilitate Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in Regional Development and Integration Process.

  3. International Labour Conference

    Kailash Satyarthi calls on ILO constituents to help make child labour history

    11 June 2015

    Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)

  4. International Labour Conference

    President of France, François Hollande addresses International Labour Conference

    11 June 2015

    Guest of honour of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference, French President François Hollande calls for universal mobilization to fight climate change and to ensure better application of international labour law. (In French with subtitles in English)

  5. World of Work Summit

    President of Panama: Growth and welfare should go hand in hand

    11 June 2015

    In his address to the ILO Conference, President Juan Carlos Varela said that Panama wanted to be a protagonist in shaping a green economy of the future which should also be an inclusive economy.

  6. World of Work Summit

    President Hollande calls for tripartite mobilization on climate change

    11 June 2015

    Guest of honor of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference, French President François Hollande advocated for universal mobilization to fight climate change and better ensure application of international labour law.

  7. World of Work Summit

    Nobel Peace Laureate warns climate change is fueling child trafficking

    11 June 2015

    Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference.

  8. World of Work Summit

    Decent work crucial to tackling climate change

    11 June 2015

    Tweets from a high-level discussion on climate change and the world of work, which opened the 2015 World of Work Summit on 11 June 2015.

  9. Interview with Lene Olsen

    A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?

    11 June 2015

    The Bureau of Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) has just published the latest issue of the International Journal of Labour Research (IJLR) which addresses “A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?”. In this interview, the ACTRAV focal point on Green Jobs, Lene Olsen explains the issues surrounding the topic of just transition in the world of work, for the trade union movement in particular.

  10. World of Work Summit

    ILO World of Work Summit tackles climate change

    11 June 2015

    Around the world, the effects of climate change are affecting people's lives and livelihoods. Climate change is not only an environmental problem, it's also a social problem. The ILO World of Work Summit sees tackling climate change as a unique opportunity for job creation and economic growth.