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.
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.
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.
02 August 2021
The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.
15 July 2021
On World Youth Skills Day 2021, ILO Senior Youth Employment Specialist, Susana Puerto, spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on young people’s education and job prospects and the skills that are in demand by employers and a changing world of work. The ILO has published a new Global Framework on Core Skills for Life and Work in the 21st Century, which will be launched at an event for World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.
23 April 2021
For Sub-Saharan African countries the challenges of climate change come alongside more long-standing development issues. However, the shift to a greener economy also offers commercial opportunities, with the potential to create employment and boost access to core services. Zimbabwean green entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Nyamuda, founder of Tamba Washables, and Luke Makarichi, founder of GreenTEC, share their experiences of launching and running their green businesses.
19 February 2021
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for global solidarity to support the vaccine roll-out and economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, in his message for World Day of Social Justice.
16 February 2021
COVID-19 has shown that health, decent work and environmental sustainability are strongly linked. The principles of the circular economy – repair, re-use and recycle – are key to achieving sustainable supply chains and can help promote decent work.
12 November 2020
This podcast is based on the new, ground-breaking report by the ILO and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) that urges policymakers to urgently explore the potential of Nature-based Solution and seek to integrate them in their crises responses.
03 November 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on health, jobs, businesses & economies. Yet, cooperatives have been lifting up their communities. Small-scale producers and family farmers were able to improve their access to markets and financing. Simel Esim, Head of Cooperatives Unit, explains how.