Events and meetings

October 2014

  1. Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work

    14 October 2014

    Special information session on the implementation strategy of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in the American region.

  2. Academy on the Green Economy

    6 - 17 October 2014

September 2014

  1. ILO-OECD High-Level Roundtable on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector

    29 - 30 September 2014

    This roundtable will provide a forum for dialogue on building responsible supply chains in the textile and garment sector that contribute to inclusive growth and sustainable development, in line with the recommendations of the ILO Tripartite Declaration of principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The roundtable will also identify challenges and possible areas for future collaborative action.

  2. My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative

    22 September - 13 December 2014

    Training of Trainers distance learning programme in English, French and Spanish

  3. The role of cooperatives - instruments and indicators to conjugate growth and sustainable development

    16 September 2014

    This conference, hosted by The Alliance of Italian Cooperatives (ACI) in partnership with the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is first of a series of events on the role of cooperative enterprises in international cooperation.

  4. New international standard on the elimination of forced labour - Implications for business

    5 September 2014

    A one hour webinar will be conducted by ILO experts on forced labour. The discussion will focus on the important role of business in the global efforts to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery and the new ILO Protocol and Recommendation to Convention No. 29 on forced labour.

  5. FES/ILO/DGRV International Symposium on Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa

    2 September 2014

July 2014

  1. ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: towards inclusive and sustainable development: Brochure (English, Portuguese and Spanish)

    28 July - 1 August 2014

    The fourth edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Campinas, Brazil, 28 July – 1 August 2014

June 2014

  1. Microcredit and support to enterprise creation in France: what is the situation of the entrepreneurs 3 years after

    18 June 2014

    On 18 June 2014, the ILO, together with France Stratégie and the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, launched the results of a survey conducted in 2013 with 4 204 beneficiaries of microcredit in France.

  2. Can financial institutions be drivers of formalization of enterprises?

    16 June 2014

    An impact study of Evangelical Social Action Forum (ESAF) work in India on microfinance innovation was completed in June 2014. A small event was held at the ILO headquarters to mark this occasion.

  3. Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work: the ILO’s MNE Declaration

    6 June 2014

    An information session is organized on the new follow-up mechanism to the MNE Declaration adopted by the Governing Body, the new tool “Business and Decent Work: An introduction to the MNE Declaration” and country experiences in promoting the MNE Declaration. Deputy Director-General for Policy, Sandra Polaski, will open the event followed by a tripartite panel discussion

May 2014

  1. Promoting green jobs policies: employment potential and skill needs in a greener economy

    12 - 16 May 2014

    This course tackles challenges and opportunities in the promotion of green jobs. Overall objective is to provide participants with the needed knowledge and tools to assess potentialities, device appropriate policies, discuss investments and technology options, implement strategies, monitor and evaluate progress towards the creation of green jobs in the context of green economies. Special attention will be given to the assessment of employment potential and the analysis of skill needs, through sectoral, cross-sector and country analysis in view of informing national policy initiatives. The course will take place at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Italy. It will be delivered by experts from the ILO, ITC-ILO and other organisations working closely with the ILO Green Jobs Programme.

April 2014

  1. First Webinar on Social and Solidarity Economy

    17 April 2014

    We are pleased to invite you to the first webinar, which will take place on Thursday 17th of April 2014. This first webinar in English language will allow all interested professionals to: - share experiences on SSE - discuss the contents of the first introductive module on SSE, which is available for free at: - receive more information about the fourth edition of the ILO Academy on SSE.

March 2014

  1. Green jobs for sustainable development: Introduction to concepts and practices

    31 March - 9 May 2014

    The course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to become knowledgeable about the key concepts and emerging practices in the promotion of green jobs for sustainable development. Special attention is given to the approaches of the ILO Green Jobs Programme across specific economic sectors and at country level. The overall objective of this course is to improve the understanding of green jobs key concepts and definitions as part of the contribution of the world of work to sustainable development, through a review of tools, selected literature and on-going practices.

  2. Business and Decent Work: an introduction to the MNE Declaration

    10 March - 31 December 2014

    The E-learning module provides an interactive opportunity to become knowledgeable about the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and to learn how its recommendations can be put into practice to address a range of labour and employment issues. This 40 minutes, self-guided module provides an overview of the MNE Declaration, interactive case studies, a summary of related international instruments and frameworks, and a list of relevant resources.

  3. Doha Evidence Symposium : “What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?

    6 - 8 March 2014

    The symposium brings together policy makers and practitioners with academics and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “what works” in increasing the employment and productivity of youth in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

November 2013

  1. CSR Roundtable - Promoting Responsible Investment

    14 November 2013

    The annual CSR Roundtable is a joint initiative co-organized by the ILO, UNCTAD and OECD, that this year was hosted by the ILO. The Roundtable brings together CSR experts from international organizations, development agencies, Governments representatives as well as leading academics and is aimed at promoting policy coherence among the international organizations. This year’s theme is “Promoting Responsible Investment”.

  2. Interview with Greg Vines, DDG Management and Reform About the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) General Assembly in Cape Town, 5 November 2013

    5 November 2013

    Greg Vines, ILO DDG, Management and Reform, spoke about his participation at the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) General Assembly and Global Conference in Cape Town, 5 November 2013.

  3. Green Jobs Learning Forum. Local strategies and actions

    4 - 15 November 2013

    This practitioners’ Learning Forum will provide 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.

October 2013

  1. II World Forum of Local Economic Development

    29 October - 1 November 2013

    The II World Forum of Local Economic Development - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil - aims to facilitate dialogue and exchanges between local, national and international actors on the efficiency and impact of local economic development in tackling current challenges.