20 February Side event at the First Universal Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Sustainlabour is taking part of the eleventh meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad (India) defending the trade union demands and launching the new report Ecosystems, Economy and Employment.
The constant increase in the production of chemicals, the strong lobby that displays a powerful industry to oppose regulation, the lack of knowledge and responsibility from industries that use most of the substances without assessing risks for workers and the environment, causes that chemicals management is increasingly a serious global problem but unfortunately on of the most "muted" in the world. ICCM met last September to address a sustainable management of chemicals.
Place: New York, USA
Dates: April 23 – May 4, 2012
Once again trade unions called on governments to raise their ambition for Rio+20 outcomes. In this regard unions asked them to firstly recognize that social protection systems are fundamental for addressing and reducing inequality and social exclusion, and secondly to make specific decisions to ensure basic social protection for all by implementing social protection floors.
Place: New York, USA
Dates: March 26-27, 2012
Sustainlabour as part of the trade union delegation, is participating in the III intersessional meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Place: New York, United States
Dates: March 19-23, 2012
The so-called informal discussion on Rio+20 began on Monday, March 19. Sustainlabour will be following the government negotiations awaiting as a result a responsible text that is adapted to the challenges in terms of ambition as well as concrete commitments.
Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Dates: February 18 -22, 2012
One hundred and fifty civil society representatives attended the thirteenth Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum key for exchanging their respective positions for Rio+20 and strategize in preparation for the conference on green economy and governance in the framework of the negotiations on sustainable development also known as Rio+20.
Place: New York
Dates: January 25 - 27, 2012
The initial negotiation with governments on the Rio + 20 Zero draft ended last Friday, January 27. The text received many critiques from governments and civil society for its lack of ambition and concrete objectives.
Place: Durban, South Africa
Dates: November 28 – Decembre 9, 2011
The most important round of negotiations for an international climate agreement gathers governments, the labour movement and other civil society actors to discuss and support actions on climate change.
Place: Panama City
Dates: October 1-7, 2011
Last formal negotiations of the year before the next Conference of the Parties - COP17 in Durban (Nov 28 - Dec 9)
The International Labour Organization (ILO) organizes the International Labour Conference (ILC) annually. Among other agenda items, general discussion at the 102nd session will take place on "Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs
The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food called for the post-2015 development agenda to be urgently refocused on equality, social protection and accountability, as the efforts of the UN Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals to draft post-2015 targets to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) entered a crucial phase.
The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe