Policies and Programmes in DRR
The centrality of decent work for peace, security and disaster resilience is recognized unequivocally by the international community. With its influence on contemporary economy and politics, the ILO is called to build on the principles enshrined in the 2008 Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, the 2009 Global Jobs Pact and the United Nations Policy for Post-Conflict Employment Creation, Income Generation and Reintegration (UN Employment Policy), also released in 2009.
The 2009 UN Employment Policy (whose development the ILO has spearheaded jointly with UNDP), calls for multifaceted and interlinked interventions based on three programming “tracks” addressing specific objectives and challenges of the conflict and disaster management cycle. In so doing, the transition from the emergency response to decent work creation is made possible.
The UN Employment Policy highlights the importance of national and local resilience in its aim to scale up and maximize the impact, coherence and efficiency of employment support. It highlights the challenges that root causes of conflict present and offers recommendations for addressing such challenges through job creation that links short-term and more sustainable long-term employment and reintegration programs. An operational guidance note complements the policy and helps practitioners to articulate a coherent and integrated strategy, guide decision-making, and identify roles and responsibilities.