Events and meetings

April 2018

  1. 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

  2. Social Finance Network meeting - Mobile money and digital payments: opportunities to support the Decent Work agenda

    5 February 2018

    The Social Finance Programme organized a session on mobile money and digital payments and its opportunities to support the Decent Work agenda.

December 2017

  1. GAIN Conference: Just Transition

    6 - 7 December 2017

  2. © Thierry Falise / ILO 2020

    Global Forum on Just Transition

    5 December 2017

    Under the framework of the Green Centenary Initiative, the ILO and the United Nations climate change secretariat are convening a Global Forum on Just Transition on the 5th of December, 2017, in Geneva.

November 2017

  1. Training of Trainers on the “Green Business Booklet”

    27 - 29 November 2017

  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts to identify possible action to promote decent work and protection of fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs), Geneva

    21 - 23 November 2017

    The agenda of the Meeting is 1) to discuss possible action to promote decent work and fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs); and 2) to adopt conclusions which will provide guidance on the content and modalities for an action plan on EPZs as called for in the 2016 ILC conclusions on decent work in global supply chains.

  3. Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

    13 - 17 November 2017

    The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved. There will be special emphasis on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy.

  4. India-OECD Global Symposium on Financial Education

    8 - 9 November 2017

    Officials and experts from the OECD/International Network on Financial Education (INFE), ministries of finance and education, central banks, regulatory and supervisory authorities, governmental officials, as well as international organisations, the academic community, the private sector and NGO came together to discuss how to implement effective financial education policies in a changing financial landscape.

  5. 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.