2015 is a pivotal year for development. It is the last year for achieving the collectively agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the year in which major decisions will have to be taken on the framework that will replace them. At this juncture, 2015 offers a perfect opportunity for shedding light on and celebrating what has been achieved and to seek what still needs to be done to eradicate poverty everywhere.
As the EU and the ILO are long-standing development partners who have, over the past ten years, intensified their work together, the European Year for Development offers many opportunities for the ILO to build on and harness this partnership, highlight the results achieved and position the ILO as the lead agency on all world of work matters - to EU institutions, citizens and partners.
5 reasons why the ILO has decided to join the European Year for Development:
- To showcase ILO-EU results and the human impact these efforts have brought about - at a critical juncture for the ILO, the EU and the world at large
- To build closer links and better alignment with Europe and its institutions
- To position the ILO as the leader in the world of work, within a European context
- To reaffirm the complementarity between the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda and EU priorities and goals, including the EC Agenda for change
- To ensure transparency and accountability of ILO activities and show solidarity with one of its largest development partners
By engaging with the ILO in technical cooperation, including evidence-based policy development, the EU contributes to the realization of decent work in practice.”Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
12 months, 12 themes
12 themes – one for each month – have been identified, most of which are directly linked to the Decent Work Agenda. In June 2015, the spotlight is on sustainable green growth, decent jobs and businesses.
SUPPORT THE EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT BY:
- Taking a look at a slideshow illustrating EU-ILO cooperation in each of these areas.
- Finding out how the cooperation between the ILO and the European Union has made a difference over the past 10 years.
- Learning about decent jobs and green growth on World Environment Day 2015 and what ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has to say about the future.
- Reading the latest story on helping the poor, helping the world: inclusiveness and sustainability for a more durable growth.
- Taking a great photo and joining the photo contest on sustainable green growth, decent jobs and businesses.