Events and meetings

December 2017

  1. GAIN Conference: Just Transition

    6 - 7 December 2017

  2. © Thierry Falise / ILO 2017

    Global Forum on Just Transition

    5 December 2017

    Under the framework of the Green Centenary Initiative, the ILO and the United Nations climate change secretariat are convening a Global Forum on Just Transition on the 5th of December, 2017, in Geneva.

November 2017

  1. Training of Trainers on the “Green Business Booklet”

    27 - 29 November 2017

  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts to identify possible action to promote decent work and protection of fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs), Geneva

    21 - 23 November 2017

    The agenda of the Meeting is 1) to discuss possible action to promote decent work and fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs); and 2) to adopt conclusions which will provide guidance on the content and modalities for an action plan on EPZs as called for in the 2016 ILC conclusions on decent work in global supply chains.

  3. Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

    13 - 17 November 2017

    The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved. There will be special emphasis on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy.

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

    10 November - 12 May 2017

    24 participants from 14 countries from the Latin American and Caribbean region gathered in the ILO Regional Office in Lima for a one-week training on the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy.

  5. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP23

    6 - 17 November 2017

    The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference will be presided by Fiji and held in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. This twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) will meet with the objective to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.

September 2017

  1. The 9th Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

    25 - 29 September 2017

  2. PAGE E-Course: Green Fiscal Reform

    18 September - 10 November 2017

    The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) developed this e-learning course on Green fiscal reform (GFR) to meet the learning needs and build capacities of national stakeholders.

  3. International Labour Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility: Understanding workers’ rights in the framework of due diligence

    11 - 15 September 2017

    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.

  4. Africa Forum Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

    6 - 8 September 2017

    The Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP), the Government of Zambia and the Government of Finland, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and the ILO’s Green Centenary Initiative are pleased to announce the upcoming Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation that will take place on 6 – 8 September 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia.

August 2017

  1. 2017 ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    28 August - 6 September 2017

July 2017

  1. High level political forum side event: Recalibrating market forces: how greener and more inclusive economies and finance are delivering on the sustainable development goals

    17 July 2017

    The side-event led by PAGE and the government of Finland will explore innovations that countries are leading to advance the 2030 agenda and to transform economies in ways that advance social wellbeing and ensure effective management of natural resources.

  2. Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

    10 - 14 July 2017

    Faced with an increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Greening the building and construction industry can lead to the creation of significant numbers of green and decent jobs, while contributing to environmental sustainability and improving access to quality housing, especially for lower and middle-income population groups. But how do you start "greening" your building and construction business while remaining competitive and affordable? What "eco-system" is needed to facilitate the transition to a greener built environment? What actors do you involve? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skills set is required? What are the implications for job creation? Drawing on concrete experience and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for incubating green building and construction at country level.

  3. International Day of Cooperatives: Cooperation among workers in the informal economy

    3 July 2017

June 2017

  1. The 8th Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 - 30 June 2017

May 2017

  1. Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

    15 May - 9 June 2017

    In November 2015, the ILO adopted a set of guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all. These guidelines offer a framework for ensuring that national and global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges further employment creation goals, social justice and fair transitions for workers, enterprises and communities in an equitable manner. The course provides a review of concepts, global practices and country experiences with the objective of understanding the main policy areas of the just-transition framework and giving them practical effect at country, sector and local level.

  2. ILO & COPAC join forces with stakeholders to improve statistics on cooperatives

    11 - 12 May 2017

    The COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics on Cooperatives brought together over 20 producers and users of statistics on cooperatives from around the world to discuss a conceptual framework for measuring cooperatives. The Technical Working Group supports a multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the quality of statistics on cooperatives, including by working towards a harmonised conceptual framework, definition and methodology for generating comparable statistics on cooperatives.

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

    8 - 12 May 2017

    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.

April 2017

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    Cooperation in a changing world of work: Cooperatives and the Social Economy in the Future of Work

    5 April 2017