Events and meetings

April 2019

  1. Making microfinance work: managing product diversification

    1 - 5 April 2019

    This training programme will help microfinance institutions to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner.

March 2019

  1. GAIN Webinar 5 (in Spanish): Empleos Verdes en Latinoamérica: ¿Cuál es la situación y qué herramientas nos permiten avanzar hacia una Transición Justa?

    26 March 2019

    Como indica el título, la sesión pretende, primero de todo, evaluar la situación de los empleos verdes en América Latina. En segundo lugar, se proponen como herramientas para la Transición Justa (i) la metodología desarrollada por GAIN para cuantificar el efecto de políticas verdes en el empleo, y (ii) el papel de la cooperación Sur-Sur Triangular. Finalmente, el Webinar contará con un período de 10/15 minutos dedicado a preguntas y respuestas.

  2. Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

    18 March - 17 May 2019

    This course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to explore green jobs concepts and emerging practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and best practices, participants are introduced to the labour-market implications of the transition to greener and more sustainable economies. The action-oriented curriculum is structured to promote the design and implementation of green jobs policies, programmes and projects

  3. Senior entrepreneurs and business start-ups: Policies and best practices

    18 - 20 March 2019

    Seniors starting up their own businesses and retired entrepreneurs mentoring young would-be entrepreneurs: this course will expose participants to best practices in this field.

January 2019

  1. Webinar: Achieving Equal Pay: Lessons from the ILO 2018-2019 Global Wage Report and Global Stakeholders

    17 January 2019

  2. PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019: Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies

    10 - 11 January 2019

    Being hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, the Third PAGE Ministerial Conference will take place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from 10 to 11 January 2019, and highlight and celebrate drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship through inclusivity in advancing green industries for a better and more sustainable future for all.

December 2018

  1. SME Productivity: a course for policy makers

    17 - 21 December 2018

    This training course aims to enhance the skills of policy makers and practitioners in assessing and designing policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs.

  2. Localizing SDGs: Co-creating eco-systems for social innovation at the local level

    3 - 7 December 2018

    This course provides local policy makers and their public and private partners with the necessary insights to promote social innovation in a local context, deal with some of the stumbling blocks, and ensure desirable social and labour market outcomes.

  3. Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

    3 - 7 December 2018

    Private Sector Development is widely recognised to be a vital tool for societies to transition from conflict to peaceful development. The training course is based on the DCED framework to design and implement PSD interventions in a conflict-sensitive way, and understand the linkages and contribution of PSD to all aspects of peacebuilding and development.

  4. 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.

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.