Events and meetings

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.

  2. Launch Ceremony for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Phase II

    23 October 2013

    A launch ceremony for SCORE Phase II is to be hosted by the Director-General on 23 October 2013

  3. Managing your Agricultural Cooperative

    14 October 2013 - 10 January 2014

    My.Coop distance learning Training of Trainers online course

  4. Strengthening CSR policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    11 October 2013

    On 11 October 2013, the first European Union (EU)–Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) took place in Brussels as a joint initiative of the European Commission External Action Service (EEAS) and CELAC. This high-level seminar was organized as a follow-up to the Declaration adopted by the European, Latin American and Caribbean Heads of State and Government who met during the 1st EU-CELAC Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit Government in Santiago (Chile) on 26-27 January 2013 to address an Alliance for Sustainable Development to Promote Investments of Social and Environmental Quality.

July 2013

  1. Business and the Realization of Indigenous Peoples' Rights

    16 July 2013

    This one hour webinar will be conducted by ILO experts on indigenous peoples. It seeks to discuss contributions by government, enterprises, employers’ and workers’ organizations to the realisation of indigenous peoples’ rights, as enshrined in ILO Convention No. 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples.

May 2013

  1. How global enterprises are responding to the global call for the extension of social protection

    14 May 2013

    This one hour webinar will shed light on how multinational enterprises (MNEs) can contribute to this global challenge as part of their commitment to socio economic development, addressing social challenges, and the potential benefits for employers, workers and society.

  2. Improving working conditions in small and medium enterprises

    9 - 10 May 2013

    International experts, researchers and field practitioners are meeting at the ILO to discuss how investing in working conditions, safety and health and training can turn into increased competitiveness and performance and result in a win win scenario for small and medium enterprises in developing and transition economies.

April 2013

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

    29 April - 31 May 2013

    The overall objective of this course is to provide a conceptual and strategic framework for the promotion of green jobs at the national level, by focusing on the social and employment dimensions of the green economy. 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. Target audience: representatives from Ministries of Labour/Employment and social partners, as well as government officials from other line Ministries (e.g. Environment, Planning, Finance, etc.), national and international development agencies, civil society organisations and academia. Deadline for application: 8 April 2013

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

    22 - 26 April 2013

  3. ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: an opportunity to enhance youth creativity

    8 - 12 April 2013

    The third edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Agadir, Morocco, 8 – 12 April 2013

March 2013

  1. Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Business Service Markets

    18 March - 28 June 2013

    The course is highly relevant for professionals developing and implementing Value Chain and enterprise development projects in rural and urban areas. It offers a unique on-the-job learning opportunity using practical tools and lessons from enterprise development programs that have reached thousands of small enterprises in rural and urban areas.

  2. Inter-Agency Workshop: Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy

    4 - 5 March 2013

    The ILO organizes an Inter-Agency Workshop in collaboration with UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and the Green Growth Working Group of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED). Participants of this workshop will review and compare current approaches, tools and practices to assess and promote jobs and social inclusion in a green economy.

February 2013

  1. Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Benefits for All

    12 February 2013

    Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - Webinar convened by the ILO, the UN Global Compact Office and G3ICT

  2. Migrant Workers and Business: Challenges and Opportunities

    11 February - 1 March 2013

    Monday, 11 February 2013 and Friday, 1 March 2013 - Webinars convened by the ILO and UN Global Compact Office

December 2012

  1. Green Jobs Learning Forum. Local Strategies and Actions

    3 - 14 December 2012

    This is a practitioners’ Learning Forum. Thus, it 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 through private sector development.

November 2012

  1. International Training of Trainers Forum

    12 - 23 November 2012

    A three days generic Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop plus a seven days specialist TOT course with elective courses on entrepreneurship education, agricultural cooperative management, women entrepreneurship development and value chain development.

October 2012

  1. Course: Promoting Labour Standards through Corporate Social Responsibility - instruments and practices

    22 - 26 October 2012

July 2012

  1. Green Jobs: Linking the environment, climate change and the world of work

    2 - 27 July 2012

    The overall objective of this course is to provide a conceptual and strategic framework for the promotion of green jobs at the national level, by focusing on the social and employment dimensions of the green economy.

June 2012

  1. ILO at Rio + 20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

    20 - 22 June 2012

    ILO member countries and social partners have endorsed a set of key messages for the outcome of the summit in June. They call for a stronger coherence between the three pillars of sustainable development and urge the importance of creating more and better employment opportunities while enabling the transition to a green economy.

  2. Academy on Sustainable Enterprise Development

    18 - 29 June 2012

    A two-week programme combining master classes and a range of elective workshops. This year the Academy will focus on: (I) policy design and implementation of experiences to create a favourable environment for sustainable enterprise and employment, (II) products and services for enterprise development and the promotion of better working conditions, (III) systemic approaches for sectorial enterprise development through value chains and business service markets.