International Renewable Energy Agency And International Labour Organization Partners To Promote Employment For Women

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The Directors-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Labour Organization have signed an agreement to reinforce their cooperation to promote employment and decent jobs for women and men in an energy transition that leaves no one behind.

According to a statement on the ILO’s website, the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder said, “The rapid deployment of renewable energy is indispensable to the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. Making such a transition conducive to decent work creation, with more and better jobs, while ensuring a just transition for all is essential.

“Working together, the ILO and IRENA can further promote decent work and social justice in the energy transition, comprehensively.”

IRENA Director-General, Francesco La Camera, said, “We have seen significant progress in renewable energy deployment, which is reflected in the continuously increasing number of workers in the sector worldwide, but it is uneven across geographies and communities.

“Progress that is not just or inclusive is not sustainable. Achieving a green economy can not be done without creating opportunities for all, making sure that all groups of society have access to decent, well-paying jobs.”

The statement said the agreement would allow both organisations to draw from and complement each other’s strengths in implementing activities of their mutual interest.

–  Punch

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