Interagency Partnerships

  • UNEP
  • UN/John Isaac

Partnerships in the spotlight

  1. Partnering for a just transition

    Through the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the ILO alongside UN Environment, UNDP, UNIDO and UNITAR is implementing a programme to put sustainability at the heart of economic policies and practices. Within PAGE, the ILO is working in eleven countries to promote the integration of decent work, social justice and a just transition for all in the greening of economies. In Ghana, the ILO trains policy makers on employment and the social impacts of climate change and sustainable development policies, promoting responsible enterprises and skills for a smooth transition.

  2. © ILO

    Enabling sustainable enterprises

    The ILO is member of the UN Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity through which it works with UNCTAD, ITC, UNIDO and UNOPS to enhance horticulture supply and sustainable tourism to develop business linkages in Myanmar, with the support of Switzerland. By facilitating several market system analyses and rapid market assessments as well as promoting training programmes on international safety standards and certification, the project is enhancing the livelihoods of local beneficiaries by creating employment and promoting decent work through sustainable enterprises.

  3. Promoting youth employment

    The ILO has joined forces with UNICEF to improve formal and non-formal technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Lebanon, supporting local capacity development to promote skills and lifelong learning to facilitate access to and transitions in the labour market. TVET providers and the national employment office participate in trainings on competency-based learning methods and training programmes as well as methodologies for labour market assessment at the local, sector and national level.

  4. © Mothers@Work

    Realizing gender equality

    Under the Spotlight Initiative Partnership, the ILO is implementing projects with UN WOMEN and other UN entities to eliminate violence and harassment at work and promote women’s economic empowerment Zimbabwe, Argentina and Timor-Leste. Through the Safe & Fair programme, the ILO and UN WOMEN are promoting social dialogue as well as providing information and training to women migrant workers and technical support to national authorities to fight gender-based violence, promote safe migration and strengthen the labour rights of women migrant workers in the ASEAN region. In Bangladesh, the ILO and UNICEF are implementing Mothers@Work at the factory level to boost awareness and provide guidance on the rights of women and children in the workplace, including breastfeeding, maternity leave and child care.

  5. © ILO

    Decent Work for all

    The ILO collaborates with the IOM and UNHCR to guarantee protection at work for migrant workers and host communities. In Turkey, an ILO-IOM joint programme provides vocational, skills and entrepreneurship training for Syrian refugees. Through the Joint Labour Migration Programme, the ILO and the IOM work with regional economic communities in Africa to train and support relevant stakeholders to enhance labour migration governance frameworks by strengthening social dialogue. The two agencies also support the Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa Programme, training national officials on migration policy and data collection. In Mauritania, UNHCR and the ILO work together training young people and creating decent jobs through Employment Intensive Investment for refugees and host communities.

  6. © ILO San Jose

    Ending child labour

    The ILO and UNICEF are working to eliminate the worst forms of child labour. In Haiti, the agencies work together to fight domestic child labour through protection, prevention and a strengthened legal framework thanks to the financial support of the Government of Canada. The ILO supports inspections through a network of focal points, provides vocational training for teenagers, promotes social dialogue and supports constituents to apply international labour standards.

  7. © ILO Malawi

    Making social protection a reality for all

    With funding from the UN Joint Fund for Agenda 2030, the ILO participates in 27 joint programmes with other UN agencies to create and strengthen social protection systems with a special focus on the most vulnerable and on COVID-19 response. In Costa Rica, the ILO is working with UNDP and UN WOMEN to contribute to emergency response and supporting the government to develop alternative payment methods. In Malawi, WFP, UNICEF and ILO are supporting the government to develop an emergency urban cash transfer programme.