Events and meetings

October 2010

  1. Implementing labour principles in global supply chains

    13 - 15 October 2010

August 2010

  1. Implementing Labour Standards through Corporate Social Responsibility: tools and strategies

    30 August - 3 September 2010

June 2010

  1. Summer Academy on Sustainable Enterprise Development

    21 June - 2 July 2010

    Summer 2010 Edition, Deadline for registration: 21 May 2010

  2. John Ruggie’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Business and Human Rights Framework

    3 June 2010

    Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, presented his "protect, respect and remedy" framework, laying the foundations of a system for better managing business and human rights challenges.

May 2010

  1. “Green jobs in Africa” – Regional training course

    17 - 21 May 2010

    The objective of the course is to empower participants to provide meaningful inputs to national debates and policy making on the social and labour dimensions of climate change.

  2. Strategies for LED: Focus on Green Jobs

    10 - 21 May 2010

    What social and economic opportunities can arise from greener local systems? What are the key drivers of green employment? How can local communities invest to improve the quality of their environment and generate decent jobs at the local level? What participatory mechanisms can be used to foster sustainable social, economic, environmental and institutional development at the local, provincial or regional level? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the Seminar to be held from 10 - 21 May 2010 at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy

November 2009

  1. Creating an enabling environment for sustainable small enterprise development

    30 November - 11 December 2009

    Audience: Government, employers' and workers' representatives; business environment reform programmes; small enterprise development projects.

October 2009

  1. The social economy – Africa’s response to the global crisis

    19 - 21 October 2009

    This conference will bring together social economy promoters and stakeholders from Africa, government representatives from 15 African countries, employers’ and workers’ organisations, social economy organisations from other parts of the world, and ILO HQ units and field specialists to adopt an action programme aiming at mobilising the social economy in Africa in response to the crisis, at local, national and regional levels.

May 2009

  1. Strategies for local economic development management

    18 - 29 May 2009

    Audience: Local, regional and national government officials concerned with local economic development or planning; experts from international organizations; staff of NGOs and other bodies dealing with local development; representatives of workers' or employers' organizations; private sector consultants advising governments on local development issues; economists; other social scientists.

March 2009

  1. Turin training course on: Sustainable enterprise promotion through good workplace practice and human resource management

    16 - 27 March 2009

    ILO constituents; executives and managers with influence on and responsibility for human resource management; enterprise development agencies.

  2. InFocus Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, During the March 2009 Governing Body

    8 - 20 March 2009

February 2009

  1. Turin training course on "Promoting the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (ILO MNE Declaration)”

    11 - 13 February 2009

December 2008

  1. The Labour Dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): from principles to practice

    10 - 12 December 2008

    Audience: the course is designed for ILO constituents and professionals involved with CSR and labour practices issues, such as project managers, executives and technical experts from: Enterprises of all sectors and sizes, Workers’ and employers’ organizations and Governments

October 2008

  1. Inter Agency Conference on Local Economic Development

    22 - 24 October 2008

    The Turin Inter-Agency Conference on LED (22-24 Oct) concluded with a round of recommendations to improve knowledge sharing and build practical partnerships (to find the reports of the Conference, see below). Leave your comments about the conference on the BLOG! See link above.

July 2008

  1. 14th UN International Day of Cooperatives: “Confronting climate change through Cooperative Enterprises”

    5 July 2008

June 2008

  1. ILO-OECD Conference on Employment and Industrial Relations: Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in a Globalizing Economy - 23-24 June 2008

    23 - 24 June 2008

    The ILO and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are jointly organizing a High-level Conference on the employment and labour aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to be held in Paris, at the new OECD Conference Centre on 23-24 June 2008.

April 2008

  1. Supporting Local Economic Development Strategies in Middle East & North Africa

    28 - 30 April 2008

    New strategies, tools and resources were identified and shared to maximize the quality, coverage and impact of LED initiatives in the Middle East & North Africa

November 2007

  1. MULTI Forum 2007: 30th anniversary of the ILO’s Declaration on Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

    15 - 16 November 2007

    The ILO will commemorate the anniversary with a number of events, including a special Forum to be held on 15-16 November, 2007. The Forum will draw prominent executives and labour representatives from around the world, and provide an extraordinary platform for sharing and exploring how effective practices in promoting labour principles can stimulate growth and enhance competitiveness.