International Labour Organization

Institution: UN

In Brief

1919, UN, Rome; green jobs

Description

(1919, Geneva, Rome; www.ilo.org).

“Promoting Jobs, Protecting People.”  As of 1946, the first specialized agency of the United Nations, devoted to decent work for all.  Four strategic objectives: 1) Promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work; 2) Create greater opportunities for women and men to have decent employment and income; 3) Enhance coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all; 4) Strengthen tripartism (equal voice of workers, employers, and governments) and social dialogue.  Hundreds of publications, notably World Employment Social Outlook: Transforming Jobs to End Poverty (May 2016, 182p), World Social Protection Report
(2015), Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy: Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development (June 2015, 182p), Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View
(2011, 442p), and Sectoral Studies on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains
(2016).  Other key topics include labor standards, women, youth, and ending child labor.  187 Member States.

Scroll Up