ILO Trains Policy Makers on Green Jobs
17 February 2009: The International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a pilot training under the umbrella of the Green Jobs initiative for about 20 policy makers from Asia, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe, from 9-13 February 2009, at the UN Staff College in Turin, Italy.
The aim of the training was to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to get actively involved in, and influence national policies on, the employment opportunities and social aspects of a changing climate and environment. During the week, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Climate Change programme was invited to conduct a training session on climate change adaptation in practice.
The Green jobs is an initiative of the ILO, the UN Environment Programme, the International Trade Union Confederation and the International Employers Organization that seeks to promote decent jobs that lead to a sustainable economy while preserving the environment for future generations. [Green Jobs Training Website] [UNITAR Press Release]