Events and meetings

December 2018

  1. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP24

    2 - 14 December 2018

    The twenty-four session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held in Katowice, Poland on 2-14 December 2018. As an observer organization, the ILO seeks to contribute to global negotiations and national actions against climate change, while promoting opportunities for decent work creation and ensuring a just transition for all.

November 2018

  1. 2018 annual forum on Business and Human Rights

    26 - 28 November 2018

    This year’s Annual Forum on Business and human rights focused on Corporate human rights due diligence - emerging practices, challenges and ways forward. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke in the high-level panel “Building coherence and reaching scale on human rights due diligence – International organizations’ leadership perspectives” highlighting how the ILO is contributing to the business and human rights agenda as part of the broader decent work agenda and the need to scale up efforts in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  2. Business coaching for small enterprises

    12 - 16 November 2018

    This course will help you become an effective business coach for small entrepreneurs aspiring to grow their business.

  3. Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

    12 - 16 November 2018

    The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries.

  4. Productivity & Working Conditions in SMEs: A Course for Policy Makers

    9 November 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The ITCILO/OECD/ILO training course: Productivity & Working Conditions in SMEs enhances the skills of policy makers and practitioners to assess and design policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs.

October 2018

  1. Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    23 October 2018

    This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.

  2. 9th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    15 - 24 October 2018

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

    8 - 12 October 2018

    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. Webinar – Innovative finance: Why should we care?

    1 - 30 October 2018

    Throughout October 2018, the Social Finance Programme, the ILO’s Enterprises Department and the ILO’s Partnerships Department organized a series of webinars on innovative finance. In these internal webinars, we looked at how other UN agencies are using innovative finance to achieve their institutions’ missions and we discussed how the ILO could increase engaging with innovative finance stakeholders to further promote Decent Work.

  5. Financial education: Programme design and implementation for policymakers and practitioners

    1 - 5 October 2018

    This year saw the launch of a new training programme bringing together all the accumulated experience, lessons learned and best practices from a variety of actors and institutions globally.

September 2018

  1. Decent Work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through Decent Work

    24 - 28 September 2018

    Decent work and productive employments are at the centre of the new development agenda.

July 2018

  1. GAIN Webinar Series

    24 July 2018 - 24 July 2019

    GAIN Webinars offer an opportunity to collaborate and share resources by providing a platform where members can work internally and externally on GAIN’s mission-related topics. This Webinar Series will host six webinars per year, therefore one every two months.

June 2018

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

    11 - 15 June 2018

    Faced with the 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.

  2. Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

    4 - 8 June 2018

    The course will provide a space to learn about and share knowledge, experiences, approaches and perspectives to improve energy access, efficiency and deal with energy transition in rural and urban areas, as well as in industry, while ensuring environmental and socio-economic benefits

April 2018

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

    23 - 27 April 2018

    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.

  2. Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

    16 - 20 April 2018

    This course explores the competencies needed for the execution of socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM).

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

    16 - 20 April 2018

    In the framework of the ILO guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all, 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.

  4. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    9 - 13 April 2018

    This five-day course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs. The course is run jointly by WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

March 2018

  1. Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

    12 March - 18 May 2018

    An interactive e-learning opportunity to master concepts and definitions associated with green jobs, involving a review of tools, selected literature and ongoing practices. An exploration of the world of work's contribution to sustainable development.

February 2018

  1. National Academy on Green Economy South Africa

    26 February - 2 March 2018