Events and meetings

October 2019

  1. International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

    21 - 25 October 2019

    This five-day course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including due diligence related to labour rights) and how those principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations.

July 2019

  1. Impact Insurance Academy

    8 - 12 July 2019

    The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility works to enable the insurance sector, governments and their partners to embrace impact insurance as a way of reducing households' vulnerability, promoting stronger enterprises and facilitating better public policies.

June 2019

  1. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    17 - 21 June 2019

    This five-day course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs. The course is run jointly by WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Management course for consulting and training providers

    3 - 7 June 2019

    The aim of this new course is to create a space in which consulting and training professionals (working primarily in development, and specifically - in the micro and small-enterprise development sector) can learn how to improve performance of their companies, firms or departments dealing with consultancy and training.

May 2019

  1. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    13 - 17 May 2019

    This five-day course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

  2. ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

    6 May - 13 December 2019

    The Academy offers participants the opportunity to become certified trainers in some of the key ILO entrepreneurship training packages. It also offers a new certification track on financial education.

April 2019

  1. Short supply chains for rural development

    8 - 12 April 2019

    This course will familiarize participants with best practice in sustainable tourism with special emphasis on the topic of short rural supply chains.

  2. Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

    8 - 18 April 2019

    This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand.

  3. Making microfinance work: managing product diversification

    1 - 5 April 2019

    This training programme will help microfinance institutions to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner.

March 2019

  1. Senior entrepreneurs and business start-ups: Policies and best practices

    18 - 20 March 2019

    Seniors starting up their own businesses and retired entrepreneurs mentoring young would-be entrepreneurs: this course will expose participants to best practices in this field.

January 2019

  1. PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019: Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies

    10 - 11 January 2019

    Being hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, the Third PAGE Ministerial Conference will take place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from 10 to 11 January 2019, and highlight and celebrate drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship through inclusivity in advancing green industries for a better and more sustainable future for all.

December 2018

  1. SME Productivity: a course for policy makers

    17 - 21 December 2018

    This training course aims to enhance the skills of policy makers and practitioners in assessing and designing policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs.

  2. Localizing SDGs: Co-creating eco-systems for social innovation at the local level

    3 - 7 December 2018

    This course provides local policy makers and their public and private partners with the necessary insights to promote social innovation in a local context, deal with some of the stumbling blocks, and ensure desirable social and labour market outcomes.

  3. Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

    3 - 7 December 2018

    Private Sector Development is widely recognised to be a vital tool for societies to transition from conflict to peaceful development. The training course is based on the DCED framework to design and implement PSD interventions in a conflict-sensitive way, and understand the linkages and contribution of PSD to all aspects of peacebuilding and development.

  4. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP24

    2 - 14 December 2018

    The twenty-four session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held in Katowice, Poland on 2-14 December 2018. As an observer organization, the ILO seeks to contribute to global negotiations and national actions against climate change, while promoting opportunities for decent work creation and ensuring a just transition for all.

November 2018

  1. 2018 annual forum on Business and Human Rights

    26 - 28 November 2018

    This year’s Annual Forum on Business and human rights focused on Corporate human rights due diligence - emerging practices, challenges and ways forward. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke in the high-level panel “Building coherence and reaching scale on human rights due diligence – International organizations’ leadership perspectives” highlighting how the ILO is contributing to the business and human rights agenda as part of the broader decent work agenda and the need to scale up efforts in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  2. Business coaching for small enterprises

    12 - 16 November 2018

    This course will help you become an effective business coach for small entrepreneurs aspiring to grow their business.

  3. Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

    12 - 16 November 2018

    The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries.

  4. Productivity & Working Conditions in SMEs: A Course for Policy Makers

    9 November 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The ITCILO/OECD/ILO training course: Productivity & Working Conditions in SMEs enhances the skills of policy makers and practitioners to assess and design policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs.

October 2018

  1. Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    23 October 2018

    This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.