Events and meetings

November 2020

  1. Greening with jobs learning forum

    30 November - 4 December 2020

    This Forum provides an opportunity to share good practices, knowledge and experiences and be inspired to create sustainable and decent work opportunities in sectors with high potential for green jobs creation, such as building and construction, waste management, and agriculture. The event brings together experts and practitioners involved at local, sectoral, national and global level in interventions aimed at harnessing the transformative potential of the green economy.

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

    30 November - 4 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.

  3. ILO COOP 100 Symposium

    16 - 17 November 2020

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit (COOP), the ILO aims to bring together scholars and practitioners working with governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for a two-day international symposium.

October 2020

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

    19 October - 13 November 2020

    Online 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.

August 2020

  1. Fostering green business growth

    31 August - 11 September 2020

    Green businesses save scarce resources, help maintain healthy ecosystems, minimize pollution and waste, limit greenhouse emissions, and provide green goods and services to enable more responsible consumption patterns. Green businesses are vital for a development model that delivers a triple bottom-line of prosperity, planet and people. Many entrepreneurs worldwide have understood that going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too!

  2. SUMMER SCHOOL ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

    3 - 14 August 2020

    The world of work looks different every day. These changes - driven by technological innovation, demographics, climate change, and globalization - are unprecedented in their scale, speed, and depth. They are already radically reshaping the ways in which people work and live. This Summer School aims to stimulate innovative dialogues, training, capacity-building support and knowledge management connected to the Future of Work.

July 2020

  1. BOULDER MICROFINANCE, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL FINANCE TRAINING PROGRAMMES

    20 - 31 July 2020

    The Boulder Microfinance Training Programme, offered by the Boulder Institute of Microfinance at the International Training Centre of the ILO, is a two-week immersion experience, with over 20 courses to choose from. Participants are able to explore and debate issues currently facing the industry with a global network of peers and experts from MFIs, donors agencies, investors, central banks, ministries of finance, development organizations and other institutions.

  2. UNTFSSE virtual event: “What role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the post COVID-19 crisis recovery?”

    10 July 2020

    Speakers from UNTFSSE member organizations will reflect on roles of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in a “better recovery” from COVID-19.

  3. ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action on the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Cooperatives

    3 July 2020

    On the eve of the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), the ILO will hold the third in a series of webinars as part of the Centenary of its Cooperatives Unit, focusing on this year's theme of the IDC - Cooperatives for Climate Action.

June 2020

  1. IMPACT INSURANCE ACADEMY

    29 June - 3 July 2020

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from more than twelve years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility. By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for participants and experts from all over the world to discuss ways of developing inclusive insurance

  2. WE Check - Impactful, gender-responsive business development support for sustainable service provision

    17 June 2020

    Join us on Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 16:30 (GMT+2) for a webinar introducing the revised Women's Entrepreneurship Self Check (WE Check), a tool for BDSPs to provide more impactful, gender-responsive and sustainable support to women's small enterprises and entrepreneurs.

  3. GREEN JOBS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES

    15 June - 14 August 2020

    This distance learning course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to explore green jobs concepts and emerging practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and best practices, participants are introduced to the labour-market implications of the transition to greener and more sustainable economies. The action-oriented curriculum is structured towards the design and implementation of green jobs policies, programmes and projects.

  4. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    15 - 19 June 2020

    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).

  5. Enterprise formalization: policies and practices

    8 - 12 June 2020

    This course enhances the capacity of policy-makers and practitioners to formulate, implement and/or evaluate enterprise formalization measures through effective diagnostic analysis and better understanding of concepts and strategies for facilitating the transition of enterprises to the formal sector.

  6. MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR CONSULTING AND TRAINING PROVIDERS

    1 - 5 June 2020

    The aim of this 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 the performance of their companies, firms or departments dealing with consultancy and training. They will be able to upgrade their professional standards and practices, and prepare a strategy for improving the sustainability of the unit they are managing.

May 2020

  1. Managing a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies

    18 - 29 May 2020

    Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 – whose preamble explicitly refers to the just transition – countries are striving to manage the transition to sustainable economies in a fair and productive way. Reconciling decarbonisation of the economy with social justice is not an easy task. While the greening of economies brings many opportunities to achieve social objectives, the required economic restructuring also presents enormous challenges for enterprises, workers and the economy at large.

  2. MANAGING A JUST TRANSITION TO ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES AND SOCIETIES

    11 - 15 May 2020

    The international community is prepared to combat climate change and transition to a low-carbon future. It’s time for concrete action. In this course, participants learn how to support the transition to sustainable economies and societies, at the institutional and individual levels. Are you ready to play your part in the green transition? Join us for this dynamic and important course.

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

    11 May - 5 June 2020

    This online 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.

  4. ILO ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINERS ACADEMY

    4 May - 10 July 2020

    The ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy is the first Trainers Academy offering participants the possibility of becoming certified trainers in three key ILO entrepreneurship training packages. The Academy combines intense training of trainers on both content- and methodological issues, and cannot be missed by any trainer working for a public or private institution striving to make a real difference in the lives of new or existing entrepreneurs. It is based on the most recent versions of SIYB and GET Ahead and the newly launched Financial Education package.

April 2020

  1. Learning Webinar: Business, non-discrimination and gender equality in the time of COVID-19

    29 April 2020