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Pages tagged with Labour and employment

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HLCP: Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth 29.12.2017

Over 40 per cent of the world’s economically active youth are either unemployed or have a job but live in poverty. The youth employment crisis is a stubborn reality in most countries and in all regions.

CEB: Promoting youth employment 23.02.2017

Adopted by the General Assembly in 1995, the World Programme of Action for Youth provides the policy framework and practical guidelines for national action and international support to improve the well-being of young people around the world. Member States have repeatedly requested the United Nations system to continue its coordination towards a more coherent, comprehensive and integrated approach to youth development, most recently in General Assembly resolution 68/130.

CEB: Employment 23.02.2017

Acknowledging the critical importance of productive employment and decent work in lifting people out of poverty, HLCP, in July 2005, selected employment as one of the priority issues on the inter-agency agenda. This decision was reinforced by the 2005 World Summit Outcome, which identified the goals of full and productive employment and decent work for all, including for women and young people, as a central objective of relevant national and international policies and national development strategies in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Themes 23.02.2017

Inter-agency collaboration against hunger; Employment; Migration;

CEB: Management in the United Nations system 23.02.2017

Staff security and safety; Enhancing governance and accountability; Enhancing financial resources management; Enhancing human resources management; Coordinating United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza; Inter-agency collaboration in information and communication technology.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is unique in the range and coverage of its structures and mandates and in the diversity of the means of action that are at its disposal. These characteristics can be a unique source of strength in addressing the increasingly complex and interrelated challenges that the international community is facing.

CEB: Employment and decent work 23.02.2017

CEB addressed the issue of employment and decent work both in an initial preparatory discussion at its fall 2006 session and on the basis of further preparation by the High-level Committee on Programmes at its spring 2007 session in the light of increasingly strong political support for addressing full employment and decent work for all. That support had been manifested at high-level international gatherings in various regions, such as the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Employment and Poverty Alleviation and the Fourth Summit of the Americas.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Over the 2006/07 period, CEB addressed a number of emerging and important programme issues with system-wide implications. Those included issues that required the development of a coordinated response from the United Nations, such as international migration and development, the midterm review of the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, and the cross-cutting issue of employment and decent work.

CEB: Employment toolkit 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board reviewed the progress in the implementation of the Toolkit for Mainstreaming Employment and Decent Work, which was prepared under the leadership of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in close collaboration with all CEB members and was endorsed by the Board at its 2007 spring session. CEB member organizations were in the process of undertaking self-assessments of the employment and decent work outcomes of their policies, programmes and activities.

CEB: Other programme matters 23.02.2017

Employment toolkit; United Nations system action plan for the further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries during the period 2007 2010; Aid for trade; Peacebuilding; Disaster reduction; Rights of persons with disabilities; UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans; Trade capacity-building.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

While Chief Executives Board considered a number of substantive programme issues during the reporting period, the issues of climate change and support to development in Africa featured high on the Board’s agenda. The nature and scope of those issues require that they be addressed through a coordinated and sustained effort that CEB is well positioned to provide.

CEB: Entrepreneurship 23.02.2017

Support institutional reforms for and enabling environment conducive to youth entrepreneurship, including access to markets, finance and other resources; Strengthen mechanisms for promoting youth entrepreneurship, in particular for young women.

CEB: Employment 23.02.2017

Enhance national capacity to develop gender- sensitive strategies for decent work for youth; Support the improvement and enforcement of rights at work for youth and implement employment and skills development programmes to ease the transition of disadvantaged youth to decent work.

HLCP: Policy Coherence Toolkits 23.02.2017
CEB: Box 2.6: Decent work and a fair globalization 23.02.2017

In response to the request from the General Assembly (A/RES/55/2412) to “elaborate a coherent and coordinated international strategy on employment,” ILO developed the Global Employment Agenda.

CEB: Mr. Guy Ryder 19.10.2018

Guy Ryder has some thirty years of experience in the world of work, most of it at the international level. During that time he has occupied positions of leadership at the global level and been called upon to manage complex processes of change and situations of considerable political sensitivity in all regions of the world.

HLCP: Global jobs pact 23.02.2017

The “Global Jobs Pact” initiative aims at focusing the attention of decision-makers on employment measures and decent work as the foundation for long-term recovery. The Initiative highlights that the multiplier effects of investments in employment-intensive areas are higher than those of alternate measures such as tax cuts. T

Documents tagged with Labour and employment

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HLCP: Report of 35th session (April 2018, New York) 11.06.2018

Conclusions of the Thirty-firth Session of the High-Level Committee on Programmes (UN Headquarters, New York). Issues discussed at the session: UN Engagement on Frontier Technologies; Frontiers Issues, focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Future of Work, Future of Learning and Education, and Future of Food; Policy Dialogue with the Youth Envoy and the “Young UN”; and Summary of Information Items: Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries.

HLCP: Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth: Strategy Document page 03.03.2017

This strategy document (dated 22 October 2015) sets out the vision, guiding principles and key elements of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, along with some high-level planning for its launch and implementation.

HLCP: Report of 30th Session (October 2015, New York) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Climate Change; Human Rights: Inequalities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Youth Employment; and Summary of information Items: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2015/6
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2006, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall 2005 and spring 2006 sessions.

Document reference: E/2006/66
CEB: The International Labour Organization 23.02.2017
HLCP: Report of 22nd Session (September 2011, New York) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Moving towards a fairer, greener and sustainable globalization, Preparations for the Rio+20 Conference, Follow-up to decisions relating to Disaster risk reduction; Climate change; Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries; Cybersecurity.

Document reference: CEB/2011/6
CEB: Employment, production and aggregate demand 23.02.2017

The intertwined impact of the financial turmoil on decreased consumer and business confidence as well as exports, is ultimately a downward spiral typical of a sustained recession, with less spending and less earning both domestically and internationally feeding back into each other, impacting severely on jobs and incomes. .

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2006, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Migration and development, Employment and decent work, Least developed countries, Gender equality and gender mainstreaming) and Management issues (Results-based management; United Nations System Staff College).

Document reference: CEB/2006/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2008, Bern) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG). The Board also held a retreat on the evening of 28 April and on 29 April, where Executive heads exchanged views on current developments, including the rise in global food prices, and staff security and safety.

Document reference: CEB/2008/1
HLCP: Report of 11th Session (February 2006, Paris) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: The system’s response to the 2005 World Summit Outcome; Preparations for the spring 2006 session of CEB; Follow-up to CEB decisions; Relations with inter-agency bodies; HLCP work programme.

Document reference: CEB/2006/4
HLCP: Report of 12th Session (September 2006, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Developments in the work of the Panel on system-wide Coherence and implications for the work of the United Nations system, including preparations for the Joint session with the High-level Committee on Management...

Document reference: CEB/2006/7

Bookmarks tagged with Labour and employment

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Youth Employment Network (YEN) 22.01.2018

The Youth Employment Network (YEN) is a partnership of United Nations, International Labour Organization, and World Bank. YEN was created in 2001 to mobilize action on the commitment of the Millennium Summit for decent and productive work for young people. YEN is a global platform to prioritise youth employment on the development agendas and to exchange on policies and programs to improve employment opportunities for youth. The Network includes development agencies, governments, the private sector, youth groups and other NGOs.

Direct access: Youth Employment Network (YEN)
ILO on Google+ 23.02.2017
Direct access: ILO on Google+
ILO Multimedia 15.06.2016
Direct access: ILO Media
Country profiles on occupational safety and health 15.06.2016

Summarizes essential health and safety information regarding all the country

Direct access: Country profiles occupational safety and health
Conditions of work and employment laws 15.06.2016

Contains information on legal measures from more than 100 countries. It allows customized searches on individual countries or comparisons of laws from across the world on: minimum wages; Working time; and Maternity protection.

Direct access: Employment laws
More than 4000 terms relating to the world of work 15.06.2016

The ILO Thesaurus is a compilation of more than 4000 terms relating to the world of work, in English, French, and Spanish. Covers labour and employment policy, human resources planning, labour standards, labour administration and labour relations, vocational training, economic and social development, social security, working conditions, wages, occupational safety and health and enterprise promotion.

Direct access: ILO thesaurus
The employment intensive investment programme database 15.06.2016

The Employment Intensive Investment Programme has developed a database (ASISTDOC) containing over 8,000 documents relating to labour-based technologies and local level planning, produced by the ILO as well as its partners. Copies of these documents can be downloaded from the database or requested in hard copies through the facility within the database.

Direct access: Labour technologies
Occupational safety and health 15.06.2016

Summarizes essential health and safety information regarding all countries.

Direct access: Occupational safety and health
ILOSTAT 11.12.2019

This ILO database of labour statistics provides recent data for over 100 indicators and 165 economies.

Direct access: Labour statistics
ILO News page 23.02.2017
Direct access: ILO News page
International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO) 23.02.2017
Direct access: International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO)
ILO: Global jobs pact 23.02.2017

Faced with the prospect of a prolonged global increase in unemployment, poverty and inequality and continued distress for enterprises, in June 2009 the International Labour Conference, with the participation of government, employers’ and workers’ delegates from the ILO’s member States, unanimously adopted a "Global Jobs Pact".

Direct access: ILO: Global jobs pact
ILO Library 23.02.2017
Direct access: ILO Library
ILO Global Employment Trends 2014 23.02.2017

The annual Global Employment Trends report offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.

Direct access: ILO Global Employment Trends 2014
ILO World of Work Report 2013 23.02.2017

ILO's World of Work Report 2013: Repairing the economic and social fabric, analyses the global employment situation five years after the start of the global financial crisis. It looks at labour market performance and projections both at the global and regional levels

Direct access: ILO World of work report
CEB: International Labour Organization (ILO) 15.06.2016
Direct access: International Labour Organization (ILO)
ILO Annual Report 11.07.2019

The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

Direct access: ILO: Annual Report

Agencies tagged with Labour and employment

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CEB: International Labour Organization 16.02.2017

The International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919, its Constitution forming part of the Treaty of Versailles. The ILO became the first specialised agency of the UN in 1946.

Actions tagged with Labour and employment

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HLCP: Action on Youth Employment 13.01.2017
HLCP: Action on Inequality 13.01.2017
HLCP: Action on Youth Employment 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Employment and Decent Work 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Employment 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Global Jobs Pact 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on employment and decent work 23.02.2017

Executive Bios tagged with Labour and employment

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CEB: Mr. Guy Ryder 19.10.2018

Guy Ryder has some thirty years of experience in the world of work, most of it at the international level. During that time he has occupied positions of leadership at the global level and been called upon to manage complex processes of change and situations of considerable political sensitivity in all regions of the world.