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  1. Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development and Climate Change: What challenges and opportunities for Unions?

    09 October 2015

    The ILO hosted the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs from 5 to 9 October 2015.The following is an interview with Ms. Rulita Wijayaningdyah, General Secretary of the Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers Union, who expressed her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions towards an environmental sustainable economy.

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    Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs

    This meeting will bring together experts from around the world to review and endorse draft policy guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.

  3. Video

    Kenya: The Green Jobs Hackathon

    02 October 2015

    The Green Jobs hackathon forum targeted selected MSMEs in the green building construction industry to develop innovative solutions and create synergies for enhancing sustainability and employment creation in the building and construction industry in Kenya. It came about the success of the Eco Manyatta project.

  4. Video

    Kenya: Green jobs creation through eco manyattas

    01 October 2015

    The adverse effects of deforestation that occurs in the building and construction of pastoralist homes in Kenya has direct impacts on the health and environment of these communities. Arid climate conditions and extreme weather events only exacerbate the problems of local development. The Eco Manyatta project enhances the living standards of these pastoral communities through green jobs creation in the construction of eco-friendly manyattas.

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    Climate change

    ILO joins the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness

    18 August 2015

  6. Practical solutions

    Ergonomic checkpoints in agriculture (second edition) now also available in Chinese

    13 August 2015

    Approximately 100 of the illustrations accompanying the checkpoints were improved and revised in this second edition of the manual. The first edition was published in 2012 and it was well received by the ergonomic and occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners and professional bodies around the world. Certain users recommended improving the illustrations so that they reflect the best available ergonomic techniques and practice globally, rather than in a few project countries. ILO specialists and external experts reviewed and commented on the illustrations.

  7. Livelihood at the forefront of recovery

    Spotlight on Cooperation during the Culminating Event “Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery Following Haiyan”

    The culminating event brought together ILO partners who shared experiences and lessons learnt during the Haiyan response. They also showcased decent work practices, including social protection, and promoted the principle that livelihood support should be at the forefront of post-disaster relief, recovery and development.

  8. Climate change

    Solomon Islands: Cash for work helps natural disaster recovery

    22 July 2015

    Climate change directly affects lives around the world, especially as extreme weather events become more common. In the Solomon Islands, villages were washed away when heavy torrential rains, caused two rivers to burst their banks. The ILO's Cash for Work program helps the government, and workers from those communities restore their villages and livelihoods.

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    Green Jobs

    Peru: The world of work can help save the environment

    15 July 2015

    The Peruvian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Luis Enrique Chavez Basagoitia shared his thoughts on opportunities for humanity that can be provided by the green economy; challenges that developing countries, including Peru, must overcome and the key role of technology. He also spoke about the joint appeal of Peru and France in the lead-up to major talks on climate change at the end of this year.

  10. News

    Climate and jobs in focus as negotiators streamline the text for Paris

    08 July 2015