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International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The ITUC's primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers' rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. The ITUC's main areas of activity include:

  • trade union and human rights
  • economy, society and the workplace
  • equality and non-discrimination
  • international solidarity

Action Pledge

ITUC submitted ths action pledge to the secretariat to identify and commit publicly to undertaking studies, training sessions and information sharing towards the objectives and expected outcomes of the Nairobi Work Programme.

The specific objectives of the ITUC action pledge are not to be considered as a single project, but rather as a framework of projects, which pursues the following objectives:

  1. Integrate the employment dimension into climate change policy making, including in adaptation planning;
  2. Raise awareness among trade unions about climate change impacts and its effects on employment and livelihoods as well as policy measures that could reduce these impacts;
  3. Foster international, national, sectoral and local trade union action on this area, in cooperation with other governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions.

pdf-icon Action Pledge (116 kB)

In October 2009, the ITUC submitted an pdf-icon update (165 kB) to its Action Pledge.


pdf-icon ITUC presentation at NWP workshop on increasing economic resilience to climate change and reducing reliance on vulnerable economic sectors, including through economic diversification
Cairo, Egypt, 28-30 April, 2009