The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Latest news

  1. Event

    Asia Regional Conference on reaching SDG Target 8.7: Eradicating forced labour, human trafficking and child labour

    20 - 22 November 2019

  2. © ILO 2019

    UN General Assembly

    ILO and UNCCD to work together on human impacts of desertification

    24 September 2019

    Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding supporting closer cooperation on climate-related issues, including halting desertification and land degradation, and creating green jobs.

  3. Climate change

    Green economies that work for all

    26 August 2019

    In the run up to the UN Climate Summit in New York in September, the ILO is asking government leaders to commit to taking action, to ensure that the transition to greener economies benefit people and planet.

  4. Blog

    The future of work – The time for talking is over

    16 July 2019

    All around, I am hearing calls for change. This was the message that came through loud and clear at the recent Centenary International Labour Conference, when delegates enthusiastically adopted the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work.

  5. © Damanhur EcoCommunity 2019

    UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    ILO addresses decent work deficits at forum to review SDGs

    10 July 2019

    The International Labour Organization is playing an important part in a meeting reviewing progress on six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In a report, presented at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the ILO is calling for more action on SDG 8.

  6. Event

    31st International Symposium on Labour Issues

    4 October 2018

  7. Slideshow

    Exhibition “Making Decent Work a reality on the world stage”

    02 November 2017

    The ILO is hosting a new exhibition which cuts across the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing the world of work as it is. A world of challenges, progress and hope.

  8. © J.C. Huayllapuma / CIFOR 2019

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Indigenous women’s voice and empowerment more important than ever to ensure a better future of work for all

    08 August 2017

    Ten years since the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, the international community renews its commitment to promote the empowerment and voice of indigenous women.

  9. Press release

    ILO and Russian Federation discuss second phase of the project “Applying the G20 Training Strategy”

    06 July 2017

    ILO officials and senior representatives of the Ministries of Education and Science, Finance, Labour and Social Protection, Foreign Affairs, Employers and Workers’ organizations and other key stakeholders involved in Skills Development met in Moscow to discuss the second phase of the Project, which represents a continued response of the Russian Federation and the ILO to support the application of the G20 Training Strategy.

  10. © Pradip Shakya / ILO 2019

    Round table

    Making trade more inclusive

    28 February 2017

    Didier REYNDERS, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto AZEVÊDO, Director-General of the WTO, and Guy RYDER, Director-General of the ILO, discussed ways to make trade more inclusive, including labour provisions in trade agreements. Guy Ryder underlined ILO's standpoint in his keynote address.