This year, World Environment Day 2016 comes at a significant moment, as it is the first to follow the historic adoption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Both landmark agreements have propelled sustainable development to the centre of the global agenda. The theme of this year’s observance – illegal trade in wildlife – is important to the world of work in a number of ways.

To read ILO Director General, Guy Ryder’s full statement, click here…