Green Jobs and Sustainable Development International Centre 

  • The General Secretary of GJASD International participated in the Forum on “Development of Co-operatives in Central Asia: Exchange of Experience with International Agencies to Strengthen the Associations of Cooperatives in Central Asia” (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 30 June-2 July 2017), where he made a presentation at Session 3 on "Exchange of experience with international agencies to strengthen cooperative associations in Central Asia". The Form was organised by the International Cooperative Alliance-Asia and Pacific and Cooperative Union of Kyrgyzstan (www.ica-ap.coop/icanews).
Dr. I. Chernyshev,  Vice President GJASD International and Prof. I. Mantsurov, 
Corresponding Member, National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Mr Rafael Diez De Medina opens Session 3. Employment:
​a Key Aspect of the Social Dimension of Sustainable Tourism.
  • Promotion of eco-tourism, green jobs, and sustainable enterprises nurturing cultural heritage and traditional practices in Macedonia (FYR), in cooperation with local entrepreneurs, NGOs, municipalities, government bodies and tourism agencies.

Green Jobs and Sustainable Development International Centre advisory service

  • The first International Climate Show was held in Geneva at Palexpo, from 6 to 8 April 2018. This show was dedicated to the most innovative technologies and industrial solutions in the field of climate protection and the reduction of carbon emissions. Among the elements on the agenda, exhibitors at the forefront of innovation in the different areas closely impacting the issue of global climate change, forums and conferences, workshops open to all, as well as an international competition for eco-innovations.

    ​Mr Igor Chernyshev, Vice-President of GJASD International took part in the inauguration ceremony of the first International Geneva Climate Show held on 6 April 2018 with the participation of Geneva State Councillor Mr Luc Barthassat and Mr Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation. A plenary session followed the inauguration ceremony.

    ​For detailes information, please press here: The first International Geneva Climate Show 
  • Following the celebration of the World Festival of Lemurs, GJASD International organised jointly with the founder of Cattamada an exhibition on "Madagascar red island, a unique biodiversity” (Madagascar l'lîle rouge, une biodiversité unique au monde) for children and their families. The exhibition took place from Wednesday, November 16 through December 9, 2016 at the Maison de quartier - Le Spot - à Genève (2 rue Perréard Francis, 1225 Chêne-Bourg). 


  • Participation in thematic exhibitions to promote biodiversity conservation; development and maintenance of the national park systems, green and sustainable tourism, etc.


  •  Writing articles on a wide range of issues linked with the GJASD International’s  activities. 


  • Joint projects with the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS- STAT).
  • GJASD International participated in the events celebrating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. Activities celebrating the International Year were organised in collaboration with the Institutional Relations Unit of the UNWTO and the UNWTO Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. 
  • Participation in the Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on the Measurement of Sustainable Tourism (UNWTO, Madrid 20-21 October 2016). The Meeting of the Working Group (MWG) was organised for the first time by the UNWTO and gathered together both users and producers of tourism statistics (see: statistics.unwto.org/wg_meeting). GJASD International prepared the issue paper “Green Jobs for Sustainable Tourism” that was distributed to the participants of the MWG. The paper contains relevant technical definitions and measurement tools and invites the Working Group to consider including green jobs dimension in the MST framework. The GJASD International’s initiative has been taken on board and the social aspect (employment) has been retained in the MST Framework and enhanced with green jobs dimension. The UNWTO Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account Programme will prepare a roadmap for the implementation of the Working Group recommendations and decisions.

M. I. Vokatch presents a global view on cooperatives
  • Participation in the visit of the Swiss business delegation to Kazakhstan organised jointly by the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Russian/CIS and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Geneva.
Opening Session: Mr S. Chinzorig, Parliament Member, Chair of Parliamentary Sub-Committee on SDGs, Minister for Labour and Social Protection; Ms A. Ariunzaya , Chairperson, NSO; Mr Tim De Meyer, Director, ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia; Mr A. Amarbal, Director, Population and Social Statistics Department, NSO; Mr Kh.Amgalanbaatar, President, Confederation of Mongolian Trade Union (opening speech). 
  • Mr Yves Chamorel, President of GJASD International, and Mr Igor Vokatch, its General Secretary, and Dr. Hagen Henrÿ, Assistant Professor at the Ruralia Institute of the University of Helsinki, stayed in Belgorod, Russia on the invitation from the Belgorod University of Cooperation, Economics and Law to participate in the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the University from 25 to 27 September 2017.

    They participated in roundtables, meetings and conferences with university students and professors. The topics covered were as numerous as varied, ranging from the global problems of the cooperative world, in particular cooperative statistics, to the green economy, a new subject which is currently one of the main focus of interest in Russia. As for Dr Hagen Henrÿ, who is, inter alia, Honorary Professor of the University of Belgorod, he has developed topics related to legislation and cooperative policies.

    ​The Belgorod University of Cooperation, Economics and Law and GJASD International have signed the document to endorse the University's Associate Membership at GJASD International. The perspectives of the joint work were discussed with Prof. Vitalii I. Teplov, Rector of the University. It is planned to continue working together in areas such as rural tourism and the green economy, including green jobs statistics.
Round table on green cooperatives initiative
Mr Igor Vokatch and ILO officials attending the WESO presentation.
WESO report presented by:  Ms Catherine Saget, Chief of the Work Income and Equity Unit, ILO Research Department,
and Mr Vic Van Vuure, Director of the ILO Enterprise Department (left corner),

Mr. I. Chernyshev, Vice-President GJASD International,

and Representative of the CISET

Association Member agreement is signed: ​Prof. V. Teplov,
 and Mr Yves Chamorel

Examples of activities

Participants of the Workshop. First row, third from left to right: Mr Kh.Amgalanbaatar, President, Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions; Mr S. Chinzorig, Parliament Member, Chair of Parliamentary Sub-Committee on SDGs, Minister for Labour and Social Protection; Mr Tim De Meyer, Director, ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia; Ms A. Ariunzaya, Chairperson, NSO of Mongolia; Mr I. Chernyshev, Mr T. Habiyakare, ILO Senior Regional Adviser, Regional Office for and the Pacific, Mr Faraz Shibli, ILO International Consultant and Mr A. Amarbal, Director, Population and Social Statistics Department, NSO.  
  • On 14 May 2018, the ILO launched its flagship report, World Employment Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs (WESO). It estimates how many jobs will be created globally, regionally and by sector, if sustainable policies are adopted. The report also covers job losses and includes policy recommendations aimed at further boosting job creation ​ ​(www.ilo.org/weso-greening).

    ​Mr Igor Chernyshev, Vice-President, and Mr Igor Vokatch, General Secretary, GJASD International, participated in the presentation of the report to the ILO staff members, which took place in the ILO Library.


Forum participants. Mr Igor Vokatch, Secretary General, GJASD International (last row third from right)

Opening hours

Mr I. Chernyshev responds to questions from the Workshop participants

The activities that GJASD International  has been involved with include:​

  • Vice-President of GJASD International, being a member of the UNWTO Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism, participated in the 18th UNWTO Committee on Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account, as the ILO Consultant. The Committee was held in Madrid, Spain on 27-28 February 2018. (See List of participants, p. 6, at:  http://cf.cdn.unwto.org).​

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Mr Bertrand Piccard, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation and Mr Igor Chernyshev, Vice-President of GJASD International

In the office, of Prof. V. Teplov, Rector of the Universit
Session 3. Mr. I. Chernyshev, Vice-President,
​explains the approach proposed

to measure sustainable tourism.
Panel participants of Session 3 with Mr Rafael Diez De Medina,
​Moderator, ILO Chief Statistician,
Director of Department of Statistics.


Dr. I. Chernyshev addresses the Conference

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  • On the occasion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, the Government of the Philippines and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have organised the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics with the objective of addressing the issue of the Measurement of Sustainable Tourism. The Conference gathered together 973 policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector from 88 countries. The Vice-President of GJASD International  was the Key Speaker at Session 3. Employment: a Key Aspect of the Social Dimension of Sustainable Tourism, where he presented a Central Paper “Employment, Green Jobs and Sustainable Tourism" (custom.cvent.com) .
  • In May  2017, Mr Igor Vokatch, General Secretary, carried out a programming mission to Madagascar with the objective to meet with the representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, other national authorities, such as public authorities, social partners, NGOs, private actors and the international organisations, involved in the promotion of rural tourism. The mission was supported technically and logistically by the ILO Country Office in Antatananarivo The meetings held were geared towards the development of concrete recommendations for the preparation of a programme for the promotion of rural tourism in Madagascar. As a result of the mission, GJASD International has prepared a Roadmap for the development of rural tourism in Madagascar, which has been submitted for comments to the ILO Country Office and the Hotels, Catering and Tourism, ILO Sectoral Depratment. Based on the comments, GJASD International is finalising the Roadmap for its submission to the Ministry of Tourism as a joint document with the ILO Country Office in Madagascar. 


  • Promotion of agritourism and green jobs in Madagascar (in cooperation with the ILO Country Office). 


  • Presentations and lectures covering such issues as green economy; sustainable enterprise and cooperatives; agritourism; green jobs and decent work, etc.
  • National Validation Workshop on the draft “Accelerating the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through Decent Work: SDGs monitoring and country profile for Mongolia” (Ulaanbaatar, 5 December 2017) 

    The National Statistics Office of Mongolia (NSO), with the ILO support, organised a National Workshop for representatives of the Mongolian Government, social partners, and other relevant institutions to discuss, review and comment on the draft “Accelerating the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through Decent Work: SDGs monitoring and country profile for Mongolia” for its finalisation. Mr Igor Chernyshev, Vice-President, GJASD International, participated in the Workshop and presented the draft profile that he wrote as the ILO consultant (www.ilo.org/beijing).
  • ​Vice-President of GJASD International participated in the Scientific and Practical Conference Imperatives and Innovative Mechanisms for Ensuring Decent Work in the Conditions of Emerging New Economy  (Kiev, Ukraine, 25-26 April 2017), where he was an invited honorary participant and addressed the Conference during the opening session.