News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Labour migration

    ILO presented at the 2022 Pacific Update

    29 June 2022

    The 2022 Pacific Update is co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and the University of the South Pacific’s School of Accounting, Finance and Economics. The Pacific Update is the premier forum for discussion of economic, social, political, and environmental issues in the region.

  2. Labour migration

    High-level Dialogue on the New Regional Framework on Climate Mobility concludes

    24 June 2022

    The regional dialogue was facilitated through the PCCMHS programme led by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) alongside the International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). The joint-agency PCCMHS programme is funded by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the New Zealand Aid Programme.

  3. © S. Ryan / IFRC 2023

    110th International Labour Conference

    ILO World of Work Summit to discuss how to tackle multiple global crises

    08 June 2022

    International Labour Conference to host major summit on the world of work response to food, energy and financial crises.

  4. News

    Launch of the project "Green jobs for young men and women in Algeria for a just transition to a sustainable work future"

    07 June 2022

    On 1 and 2 June 2022, the ILO Office for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia, together with the government of Algeria and social partners, organized a workshop to launch a project to promote green and better jobs in Algeria.

  5. Book Launch

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    Launch webinar. The book is based on the findings of a research project carried out by the ILO under the direction of Sabrina De Gobbi. The research was conducted in collaboration with the National University of Lesotho and the University of Zimbabwe.

  6. Press release

    The Government of Nigeria, social partners and development partners launch new programme on just transition, placing jobs and social justice at the centre of climate action

    30 May 2022

    The government of Nigeria, representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations and development partners have launched a new initiative to place jobs and social justice at the centre of the ecological transition.

  7. Event

    The ILO and Stockholm+50

    Stockholm+50 is an international meeting convened by the United Nations General Assembly to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 2-3 June 2022. Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. The ILO will participate in this important event to drive the implementation of a just transition and the creation of decent work for a green economy.

  8. Press release

    The Islamic Development Bank and the ILO invite youth-led organizations, networks and coalitions to propose innovative ideas to support a just transition

    25 May 2022

    To assist young people in further translating their activism, commitment and creativity into action, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have designed the “IsDB-ILO Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call”, with the overarching goal of promoting youth participation and skills for green jobs for a just transition.

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    G7 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    ILO welcomes G7 call to make a just transition to a green economy happen

    24 May 2022

    At the end of their meeting the G7 Labour Ministers highlighted the urgent need to greater focus on rights and occupational safety and health.

  10. Desertification-related employment opportunities

    The Just Ecological Transition: An ILO solution for creating 100 million jobs by 2030

    24 May 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) participated in the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022. A high-level delegation led by Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Global Coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, participated in a number of meetings and issued a statement.