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International Labour Organization (ILO) .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
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International Labour Organization (ILO)
Focal point
Mr. Peter Poschen
Director
Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department
poschen@ilo.org

Ms. Jane Stewart
Special Representative and Director
ILO Office to the United Nations
email: stewart@ilo.org
phone: 212.697.0150
Documents & Reports

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where International Labour Organization (ILO) is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
Economic inclusion and sustainable development of Andean grain producers in Ayacucho and Puno

In recent years, quinoa exports and other Andean grains found in Peru have increased exponentially. Unfortunately, this has not contributed to improve the quality of lives for producers. The situation is even more difficult for women living in the rural communities, who account for 69% of all agricultural producers. They have faced significant hardships compared to male agricultural producers. Therefore, the SDG-F has contributed to the adoption of an inclusive value chain in the production of quinoa and other Andean grains. The increase of the demand in the international market will determ...[more]

Partners
UN agencies: ILO, FAO and UNESCO National partners: Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Development and social inclusivity, local governments and the National association of export producers
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
FarmBiz Youth

Across the Pacific, more can be done to create entrepreneurial society where owning and running a business can be considered a credible career path for both men and women, however education and training through formal schooling is not sufficient. Investing in developing entrepreneurial skills of young people already engaged in economic activity will ensure sustainability of income generating activities at the village level.Poutasi Development Trust employs over 35 young farmers both male and female in the community gardening project. The project begun in 2009 with one project manager, now it i...[more]

Partners
Poutasi Development Trust Tindall Foundation Small Business Enterprise Centre Samoa Chamber of Commerce Samoa National Youth Council International Labour Organisation
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is multi-stakeholder network of more than 150 data champions harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development. Its members represent the full range of data producers and users, including governments, companies, civil society groups, international organizations, academic institutions, foundations, statistics agencies and data communities. The Global Partnership serves as an invaluable convener, connector and catalyst, building trust and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders to fill critical data gaps and ensure data is acc...[more]

Partners
Abia State, Nigeria, Accur8Africa, Africa Gathering, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), African Development Bank (ADB), African Development Fund, African Union Commission, Agora, AidData, Asian Development Bank, Barclays, Base of the Pyramid (BoP) HUB, Bretton Woods II, Brookings Institution, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (Bogota Chamber of Commerce), Canada (Government of), CARE Interna...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Improving transitions from school to work through engaging youth in policy dialogue

The objective of this partnership is to achieve improved youth transitions between education and the world of work through engaging youth in policy dialogue on TVET. Youth constitute a large proportion of the population in SIDS. Whilst youth are a huge asset for sustainable development, too many young people experience difficulties making school-to-work transitions and in meeting their aspirations. Unemployment, low paid work and a lack of job opportunities are major concerns. Youth can also have a negative impact on social cohesion and contribute to concerns about rising crime in SIDS.Sustain...[more]

Partners
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); School of Education; University of West Indies; Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA); Caribbean Development Bank (CDB); CARICOM Secretariat, International Labour Organization (ILO); TVET Units in the Ministries of Education in the Caribbean.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management in Pacific Island Countries (J-PRISM)

The objective of the J-PRISM Partnership is two-fold, firstly to strengthen and develop national waste management systems and human capacity in Pacific SIDS through partnership with Pacific SIDS, SPREP and the Government of Japan; and secondly to promote the regional sharing of knowledge and expertise and encourage the eventual uptake of good waste management practices in Pacific SIDS.Good waste management is a vital component of national sustainable development, since poorly managed waste has negative impacts on areas such as public health, environment, and tourism. By strengthening the syste...[more]

Partners
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) International Labour Organization (ILO) Member Countries (11 countries) Federated States of Micronesia Republic of the Fiji Islands Republic of Kiribati Republic of Marshall Islands Republic of Palau Independent State of Papua New Guinea Independent State of Samoa Solomon Island...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIF)

The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is a Pacific-wide programme helping to provide sustainable financial services to low income households. By 2019 PFIP aims to have: - One million low-income people in the Pacific, with at least 50 per cent women, gain access to appropriate/affordable financial services; (600,000 achieved by 2014)- Additional 150,000 previously unbanked people, with at least 50 per cent women, gain access to a formal savings account;- Four additional Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) have national financial inclusion strategies that reflect gender differences and w...[more]

Partners
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ILO, Australian Government, European Union (EU), ACP/EU Microfinance, New Zealand Aid Programme, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Bank of Papua New Guinea, Central Bank of Samoa, Central Bank of Solomon Islands, National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, Fiji Department of Social Welfare, Fiji Ministry...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Youth Development Framework Partnership (PYDF Partnership)

The Pacific Youth Development Framework (PYDF) is about how regional organisations, governments, community organisations, and society support young people in the Pacific (22 countries and territories) towards safe and healthy lives and sustainable environments, as active social and economic participants in their communities. The framework works towards a vision which is, a sustainable Pacific where all young people are safe, respected, empowered and resilient. Four high-level development outcomes for youth have been determined as regional priorities.These are:1.More young people secure decent...[more]

Partners
SPC (regional coordination), PYC, UNFPA, IPPF, PIFS, WHO, ILO,CYP, FAO, 350 Org, UNICEF, UNDP, SPREP, GIZ
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)

Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) is a multi-stakeholder coalition among public sector, private sector, and civil society actors that aims to provide leadership and resources for catalytic action to increase the number of young people engaged in productive work. The S4YE coalition was founded, in partnership, by Accenture, International Labour Organization (ILO), International Youth Foundation (IYF), Plan International, RAND Corporation, the World Bank, and Youth Business International (YBI). The mission of S4YE is to provide leadership and catalytic action and mobilize efforts to signific...[more]

Partners
* Accenture * Microsoft * Government of Germany * Government of Norway * Government of Albania * Plan International * Youth Business International (YBI) * International Youth Foundation (IYF) * RAND Corporation * International Labour Organization (ILO) * Hilton * Rockefeller Foundation * MasterCard Foundation * Mozilla Foundation * Envoy for Youth, United Nations * World Bank * E...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, women are often employed at the lower end of the productivity scale. Labor force participation of rural women in Bangladesh is only 36.4% against 83.3% of men. Creating employment and income generating opportunities for women and enhancing women’s access to social protection will help to reduce gender inequality and women’s poverty and vulnerability. The SDG Fund JP is being implemented in the regions of focus in the Kurigram district in the Northwest and Satkhira district in the coastal belt, regions strongly affected by seasonal hunger and high incidences of extreme poverty d...[more]

Partners
UN Lead Agency: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) UN Participating Organizations: International Labour Organization (ILO) Local Partners: Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperative, Government of Bangladesh; District Administration, Sub-District Councils, Union Parishads (lowest administrative tier of local government), Partner NGO-Eco-So...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Week

Sustainable Week is a private initiative that tackles sustainability in its three dimensions: economical, social and environmental. We aim to contribute to the fulfilment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Week will become a meeting point for long career path experts who will evaluate sustainability in Europe and will also present the challenges we will have to confront in the next couple of years.

Partners
Bilbao Ekintza (Bilbao City Council), Beaz (Regional Government of Biscay), Zitek, ILO Spain (Oficina de la OIT para España), Unesco Etxea, Slow Fashion Next, BC3 Research, Pez Estudio, Hermeneus, Fashion Revolution, Caostica, Zinegoak, KCD ONGD, Fair Saturday, Cocouse, Tytti Thusberg and Bikonsulting.
Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Pacific Interagency Task Force on Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control (UN PIATF)

The UN PIATF coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies in the Pacific to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, the commitments made by Pacific Ministers of Health in the Honiara and Apia Communiqus and the declaration of a NCD crisis in the Pacific issued by Pacific island Forum Leaders at their 42nd meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in 2011. The partnership works toward supporting Pacific island countries and areas in achieving the global and Pacific sp...[more]

Partners
Membership of the task force is open to UN system agencies, funds and programmes in the Pacific region. This includes: - World Health Organization (WHO) - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) - International Labour Organization (ILO) - United Nations Populati...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals