On-line training course for representatives from the trade union movement as well as civil society organizations in Latin America, especially from women’s organizations – April 30 to June 7
From June 20 to 22, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20 will be held in Rio de Janeiro. The objective of the conference is to revive global commitments related to sustainability. On the Conference agenda is the objective to achieve an impulse for the exponential increase of social protection coverage and services all over the world.
For trade unions, Rio+20 is an opportunity to call on Heads of States to implement the Social Protection Floor initiative by the year 2020 and to guarantee that, in the context of the discussions on the sustainable development goals, they undertake the commitment to ensure that efforts made in the framework of each “goal” contribute toward building solid social protection systems.
How can advances be made in terms of the protection of people and communities in the face of economic and environmental disasters?
Why are women the least protected, what do we all lose due to this fact and how can this be changed?
How can injustices in the distribution of social and environmental costs be corrected?
How can governments provide a comprehensive response to the different needs of the population?
How can this be linked to the promotion of employment and decent work?
What can the social protection floor mean?
Sign up for our free on-line course and participate in the Rio+20 discussions. Currently this course is only available in Spanish.
More information on the course is available here (in Spanish).
Download the form to sign up for the course (in Spanish).
This activity receives support from the Fundación Paz y Solidaridad Serafín Aliaga of the Spanish trade union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) in the framework of an agreement with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
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 world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!
Many of the major companies file their sustainability reports without conscience. And their approach to the workers whose labour fuels their profits is criminal.Ask any CEO if they would like their sons or daughters to work in the textile factories in Pakistan, the mines in the Congo, manufacturing plants in Central America, or as beer women in Cambodia, and they shudder.
The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe