ILO and LinkedIn launch data insights partnership
The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and LinkedIn have launched a two-year partnership.
Through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the ILO and LinkedIn on 15 January 2021, the partners hope to support the development of deep, cross-sector partnerships that benefit governments, the private sector, employers’ and workers’ organizations and civil society organizations. This partnership also supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meeting the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The transition to green, low-carbon and resource-efficient economies will bring a massive transformation in labour markets. More and better jobs linked to relevant skills acquisition, can be created if we better understand the demand and supply of labour in emerging green sectors."Vic Van Vuuren, Director of the Enterprises Department, ILO and Chair of the PAGE Management Board
As we continue the road to economic recovery, it’s even more important for people in transition to have access to adequate re-skilling opportunities and employment in low-carbon and climate-resilient jobs. We’re committed to sharing our real-time view into green jobs and green skills with leaders as they shape future workforce investments."Karin Kimbrough, Chief Economist at LinkedIn
The LinkedIn-ILO partnership also welcomes the strategic collaboration of UNEP and UNITAR, whose complementary mandates and expertise will help translate rich labour related data insights into informed policies and practical capacity building activities.