Events and meetings

October 2011

  1. Global Launch of the International Year of Cooperatives

    31 October 2011

    The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. With the theme of “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World”, the Year seeks to encourage the growth and establishment of cooperatives all over the world. All U.N. Member States are invited to participate in an informal roundtable and in the afternoon plenary at the UN General Assembly Hall on Monday, 31 October 2011.

  2. Webinar on Eradicating Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains

    26 October 2011

    Wednesday 26 October 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

  3. Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, Montreal (Canada)

    24 - 28 October 2011

  4. ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy, second edition

    24 - 28 October 2011

    The first training academy, organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC ILO), was held in October 2010 in Turin, Italy. Known as the "ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (SSE Academy)", this inter-regional training opportunity has gather together more than 70 practitioners and policy-makers from around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialists.

  5. Making the Strongest Links: Gender Sensitive Value Chain Analysis

    17 - 21 October 2011

  6. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20

    3 - 5 October 2011

    The event placed a special focus in showcasing already successful projects of how water can be a major contributor to developing a green economy. At the end of the conference, UN-Water issued a draft best practice guide to actions, instruments and policies to progress towards a green economy for sustainable development and poverty eradication. The ILO participated and contributed to the conference.

July 2011

  1. Green Jobs: linking climate change and the world of work

    4 - 29 July 2011

    This course seeks to address the many impediments to the promotion of green jobs worldwide, by providing governments and social partners the needed knowledge and tools to assess potentialities, monitor progress, close skills gaps and decide on investments.

June 2011

  1. Disability in the Workplace and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network

    29 June 2011

    Wednesday 29 June 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

  2. Promoting Labour Standards through Corporate Social Responsibility: instruments and practices

    20 - 24 June 2011

April 2011

  1. Green Jobs Learning Forum

    4 - 22 April 2011

    This interagency Learning Forum provides participants with knowledge, tools and examples of good practices to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of effective local strategies for the promotion of green jobs.

March 2011

  1. Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value - How do We Get There?

    29 March 2011

    Tuesday 29 March 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

December 2010

  1. Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of Youth Employment Programmes

    6 - 10 December 2010

November 2010

  1. Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    29 November - 10 December 2010

    The ILO participates actively in the climate change negotiations at the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) under the United Nation Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.

October 2010

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

    25 - 29 October 2010

  2. Interregional Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

    25 - 29 October 2010

    The International Training Center of the ILO, based in Turin is organizing, jointly with the European Economic and Social Committee, the first edition of the Interregional Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

  3. 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.