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The ILO, UN coherence and the post-2015 development agenda

The ILO plays an active role in the UN system-wide coherence process by leading or co-leading joint programmes on employment and social protection in 16 of the 35 “Delivering as One” countries, by better integrating with the work of other UN agencies, and in the context of United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs).

Over 90 per cent of all UNDAFs in 2012 and 2013 integrated at least three of the four pillars of the Decent Work Agenda, and 73 per cent integrated all four pillars.

The ILO has played a constructive role in the global consultations on the post-2015 development agenda to better determine the world we want, in discussions on the role of employment, decent work and social protection policies in poverty reduction and sustainable development.

The first results of the consultations on the post-2015 development goals indicate that job creation is a pressing need and a top priority in almost all countries, and will remain a major challenge well beyond 2015. Concerns about the lack of jobs have been voiced from Albania and Bolivia to Uganda and Viet Nam and everywhere in between. Many participants have also focused on the need for better social protection, especially where jobs are in the informal and unorganized sectors and where economic and social insecurity is high.

The ILO, with the UN System Task Team and support from the Government of Japan, led the thematic consultation on growth, structural change and employment, and also contributed to thematic consultations on inequalities; education; environmental sustainability; governance; health; and population dynamics.