Events and meetings

November 2017

  1. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP23

    6 - 17 November 2017

    The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference will be presided by Fiji and held in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. This twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) will meet with the objective to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.

October 2017

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

    9 - 13 October 2017

    24 participants from 14 countries from the Latin American and Caribbean region gathered in the ILO Regional Office in Lima for a one-week training on the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy.

September 2017

  1. The 9th Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

    25 - 29 September 2017

  2. Training workshop on Inclusive Finance for Workers

    18 - 22 September 2017

    This training workshop aimed to empower trade union leaders in Asia and the Pacific to improve access to finance for their members and potential members.

  3. PAGE E-Course: Green Fiscal Reform

    18 September - 10 November 2017

    The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) developed this e-learning course on Green fiscal reform (GFR) to meet the learning needs and build capacities of national stakeholders.

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

    11 - 15 September 2017

    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.

  5. Africa Forum Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

    6 - 8 September 2017

    The Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP), the Government of Zambia and the Government of Finland, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and the ILO’s Green Centenary Initiative are pleased to announce the upcoming Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation that will take place on 6 – 8 September 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia.

August 2017

  1. 8th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    28 August - 6 September 2017

July 2017

  1. High level political forum side event: Recalibrating market forces: how greener and more inclusive economies and finance are delivering on the sustainable development goals

    17 July 2017

    The side-event led by PAGE and the government of Finland will explore innovations that countries are leading to advance the 2030 agenda and to transform economies in ways that advance social wellbeing and ensure effective management of natural resources.

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

    10 - 14 July 2017

    Faced with an 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. Greening the building and construction industry can lead to the creation of significant numbers of green and decent jobs, while contributing to environmental sustainability and improving access to quality housing, especially for lower and middle-income population groups. But how do you start "greening" your building and construction business while remaining competitive and affordable? What "eco-system" is needed to facilitate the transition to a greener built environment? What actors do you involve? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skills set is required? What are the implications for job creation? Drawing on concrete experience and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for incubating green building and construction at country level.

  3. International Day of Cooperatives: Cooperation among workers in the informal economy

    3 July 2017

June 2017

  1. The 8th Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 - 30 June 2017

  2. 14th EMN Conference: Financial education for migrants and refugees

    22 - 23 June 2017

    The European Microfinance Network organized the 2017 edition of its annual conference, in which the ILO also participated.

May 2017

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

    15 May - 9 June 2017

    In November 2015, the ILO adopted a set of guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all. These guidelines offer a framework for ensuring that national and global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges further employment creation goals, social justice and fair transitions for workers, enterprises and communities in an equitable manner. 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.

  2. ILO & COPAC join forces with stakeholders to improve statistics on cooperatives

    11 - 12 May 2017

    The COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics on Cooperatives brought together over 20 producers and users of statistics on cooperatives from around the world to discuss a conceptual framework for measuring cooperatives. The Technical Working Group supports a multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the quality of statistics on cooperatives, including by working towards a harmonised conceptual framework, definition and methodology for generating comparable statistics on cooperatives.

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

    8 - 12 May 2017

    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.

April 2017

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    Cooperation in a changing world of work: Cooperatives and the Social Economy in the Future of Work

    5 April 2017

March 2017

  1. Be inspired! Navigating new trends in youth entrepreneurship: A global knowledge sharing event

    23 March - 30 April 2017

    How can the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of young people be harnessed to create jobs and generate income? This event will give participants the opportunity to engage in a creative knowledge exchange and to generate fresh ideas on youth entrepreneurship.

  2. Productivity and working conditions in SMEs: A course for policy-makers

    13 - 17 March 2017

  3. Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

    13 March - 26 May 2017

    An interactive e-learning opportunity to master the 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.