Events and meetings

October 2019

  1. GAIN Webinar 7: Skills for a Greener Future: Taking stock and looking ahead

    10 October 2019

    This GAIN Webinar will explore the linkages between skills and the Just Transition. Based on the recently presented ILO report Skills for a Greener Future, it will shed light on the need for skills development policies that allow countries to seize the employment opportunities and minimise the costs of the Just Transition.

September 2019

  1. 10th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    5 - 14 September 2019

August 2019

  1. Summer School on the Future of Work

    12 - 23 August 2019

    For its 100th anniversary, the ILO is inviting young people from all over the world for a Summer School and Global Debate on the Future of Work.

July 2019

  1. GAIN Webinar 6: The Socioeconomic Impacts of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

    16 July 2019

    This session will explore the linkages between the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the Just Transition. In particular, the webinar will shed light on the employment impacts of NDC-related climate action and how can governments use evidence-based research to advise policy.

  2. ECOWAS meeting of Experts' and Ministers in charge of Labour and Employment (ECOWAS Social Dialogue Forum)

    15 - 18 July 2019

    In order to strengthen dialogue, coordination and collaboration among Member States in the labour and Employment fields within the region, the ECOWAS Commission institutionalized the ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Labour and Employment meeting in 2006. In the same vain, ECOWAS established a Tripartite Forum of Social Dialogue in 2011 by the adoption of the Supplementary Act A / SQ.1/7 / 07/10. One of the main objectives of the Forum is to prevent and resolve conflicts, to promote peace and social stability, and stimulate socio-economic development and integration at the national and regional levels.

  3. Impact Insurance Academy

    8 - 12 July 2019

    The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility works to enable the insurance sector, governments and their partners to embrace impact insurance as a way of reducing households' vulnerability, promoting stronger enterprises and facilitating better public policies.

  4. SCORE HoCo Programme kicks off in Ghana

    2 - 5 July 2019

    Under the ILO Project "Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) " , a programme focusing on the Hospitality sector in Ghana Hospitality Coaching (HoCo) has been designed to address sector deficits and tap into the huge opportunities that exist in the Ghanaian economy.

June 2019

  1. Impact evaluation in Indonesia: Evaluation of bundled financial and non-financial services

    28 June 2019

    The Social Finance Programme organized a special event at the ILO headquarters, where we presented the results of the impact evaluation of the bundled financial and non-financial services provision in Indonesia.

  2. Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? International Conference

    25 - 26 June 2019

  3. ILO and International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Joint Conference on Cooperatives and the Future of Work

    24 June 2019

  4. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    17 - 21 June 2019

    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).

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

    10 June - 14 May 2019

    This course will provide a conceptual framework for the creation of more and better jobs through the transition to sustainable and clean energy. It will equip participants with the knowledge and understanding of the employment creation potential and the skills required for a transition to sustainable and clean energy and the skills required, as well as concrete strategies for decent work promotion in the sector, from both public and private-sector perspectives. This will include the sharing of national experiences and approaches to managing sustainable energy transitions in rural and urban areas.

  6. ILO GREEN WEEK: Towards a green future of work

    3 - 7 June 2019

    Celebrating the centenary of the ILO, the Green Week features exhibitions, dialogues with practitioners, innovators, and strategic partners and a presentation of programmes and initiatives of the ILO in the field of environmental sustainability.

  7. The 10th Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy – A human-centred agenda for the future of work

    3 - 7 June 2019

  8. Management course for consulting and training providers

    3 - 7 June 2019

    The aim of this new course is to create a space in which consulting and training professionals (working primarily in development, and specifically - in the micro and small-enterprise development sector) can learn how to improve performance of their companies, firms or departments dealing with consultancy and training.

May 2019

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

    13 - 17 May 2019

    This course seeks to strengthen institutional and individual capacities to support a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies. Participants will acquire knowledge and tools to help them understand the sustainable development framework, in particular the link between environmental challenges and the world of work. It will focus on the ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition: a framework and practical tool for tackling the employment and social dimensions of sustainable development, climate change and other environmental challenges.

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

    13 - 17 May 2019

    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.

  3. ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

    6 May - 13 December 2019

    The Academy offers participants the opportunity to become certified trainers in some of the key ILO entrepreneurship training packages. It also offers a new certification track on financial education.

April 2019

  1. Short supply chains for rural development

    8 - 12 April 2019

    This course will familiarize participants with best practice in sustainable tourism with special emphasis on the topic of short rural supply chains.

  2. Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

    8 - 18 April 2019

    This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand.