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Innovation pitches from youth mentors
15 March 2023
Through iUPSHIFT programme, youth mentors trained by the ILO and UNICEF in Uganda on social entrepreneurship and life skills, developed innovative ideas to improve waste management and sustainable energy production.
ILO Director-General – why we need greater social justice
20 February 2023
On World Day of Social Justice, the ILO’s Director-General, Gilbert F Houngbo, explained why policymakers must prioritize social justice or risk fueling poverty, inequality and social unrest, as well as undermining action against climate change.
Career guidance in challenging times: An investment in the future
16 February 2023
A host of disruptive trends – public health crises, accelerated automation, digitalization, and climate change – are buffeting the world of work, requiring new kinds of skills and re-skilling in labour markets. Career guidance is now more important than ever for recovery plans and forward-looking strategies for helping workers stay employed, and enterprises stay competitive.
The Global Accelerator: What it is and what it does in the future of work
12 January 2023
In the face or multiple global challenges, the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions has been launched to increase coordination of the multilateral system’s efforts to help countries create 400 million decent jobs in both developed and emerging economies, and to extend social protection to 4 billion people who are currently excluded.
Tunisia adapts to climate change through local development
22 April 2022
In Tunisia the ILO is working with local municipal governments to promote employment through the development of infrastructure, which is resilient and adaptive to climate change. Jad Boubaker, Chief Technical Advisor of the European Union-financed project "Pilot Initiative for Integrated Local Development" (IPDLI), explains.
Jump-start a healthier and greener recovery
07 April 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the multiple links between public health and the environment. Sustaining environmental and health gains can therefore help prevent future pandemics and climate-related crises.
ILO Director-General’s message for World Day of Social Justice 2022
18 February 2022
On the occasion of World Day of Social Justice 2022, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says international community has a rare chance that must not be missed to shape a recovery from COVID-19 that delivers social justice for people and protects the planet we all depend on.
ILO calls for global solidarity to build peaceful and sustainable future
22 October 2021
The world is faced by its biggest crises since the United Nations was established in 1945. A global pandemic and a climate emergency. It is humanity’s common agenda to address both and secure a resilient recovery for people and planet. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls on all countries to work together for a more equitable, peaceful and sustainable future.
Action needed at COP26 to reduce the risk of natural disasters
13 October 2021
Natural disasters threaten to wipe out years of development progress in some areas of the world. Ahead of COP26, the ILO calls for greater global cooperation to reduce natural disaster risk and provide support to those impacted by climate change and natural disasters.
For disaster relief or the climate crisis, we need a human-centred, sustainable approach
19 August 2021
The contribution of humanitarian workers has never been more vital. They embody the human-centred approach to development that respects all people and the environment they live and work in. Increasingly humanitarian disasters are being made much worse by the consequences of our changing climate. In addressing either immediate humanitarian relief or longer-term climate change, a human-centred approach is essential if we are to build a better, more just and more sustainable future. On #WorldHumanitarianDay join us in calling for a human-centred transition that responds to the global threat posed to us all by climate change.