Events and meetings

September 2018

  1. Learning Forum on Innovations in Public Investment and Employment Programmes

    24 September - 5 October 2018

    The Forum will focus on both policy and operational measures for enhancing the effectiveness of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes to support sustainable job creation and long-term development. The Forum is jointly organized by the ILO's International Training Centre (ITCILO) and the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

June 2018

  1. Academy on Youth Employment

    25 June - 6 July 2018

    The 2-week Youth Employment Academy, hosted by the ILO's Turin Centre, enhances the capacity of labour market practitioners to develop comprehensive strategies to tackle the multifaceted dimensions of the youth employment challenge.

May 2018

  1. E-Discussion: Quality, Innovative Apprenticeships for the Future of Work

    14 - 25 May 2018

    Organized by the ILO with support from partner organizations such as the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, the European Commission, the OECD, UNESCO and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). The online discussion to be hosted on the Global Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform from 14 to 25 May 2018.

  2. What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    7 - 8 May 2018

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

  3. Global Forum on Migration and Development: Thematic workshop on skills and labour migration

    3 May 2018

    As part of the Global Forum on Migration and Development contribution to the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration (GCM), a thematic workshop on skills and labour migration, will be held on 3 May.

  4. Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    2 - 3 May 2018

    The event provides a platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, foundations, UN entities and beyond to explore collaboration on innovations that work for decent jobs for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

April 2018

  1. Green Public Employment Programmes and the Future of Work: PEPs as a transformative vehicle for economic, social and environmental benefits for a Just Transition

    13 - 15 April 2018

    The course will focus on current policy debates arising from climate change adaptation and the implementation of a just transition for all through such labour based public employment programmes. It is presented by UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

February 2018

  1. A just transition to a sustainable future: Next steps for Europe

    21 February 2018

  2. Tripartite Validation Workshop on Green Philippine Employment Projection Model (Green PEPM)

    12 February 2018

    The ILO, in collaboration with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) developed the Green Philippine Employment Projection Model (Green PEPM).

  3. Mainstreaming youth and women’s employment in rural investments in MENA

    5 February 2018

    The challenge of tackling unemployment among rural women and youth in the Middle East and North Africa gave rise to a unique partnership between IFAD and the ILO

January 2018

  1. ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018: The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities

    30 - 31 January 2018

    The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2018, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States, the ILO and UN agency partners

November 2017

  1. Launch of the engagement platform of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    29 November 2017

    The event brings together partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and other key youth employment actors to celebrate the launch of the online engagement platform, to present the Quality Apprenticeships Toolkit and to learn more about the ongoing work and opportunities for collaboration.

  2. Jobs and Skills Mismatch – Job-rich growth for Sustainable Development

    27 - 28 November 2017

    On 27-28 November 2017, the Employment Policy Department will bring together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders to review and discuss on-going research on demand for jobs and bottlenecks in developed and developing countries.

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

    27 - 29 November 2017

  4. ILO-IFAD Taqeem Policy Roundtable: What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?

    15 - 18 November 2017

    As part of the Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, ILO-IFAD Taqeem hosted a policy roundtable titled “What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?”. The roundtable presented evidence on rural women’s entrepreneurship promotion programmes and related policy measures in the MENA region.

  5. Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017: Opening a whole World of Opportunities

    15 - 18 November 2017

    Under the auspices of the Ministry of International Cooperation, the ILO Cairo Office and the Middle East Council for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE) will hold the third annual Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit in Hurghada from 15 to 18 November 2017, titled "Opening a whole World of Opportunities".

  6. 17th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    13 - 17 November 2017

    The theme of this edition is: "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach". Participants will discuss the role and contribution of employment-intensive approaches in achieving the SDG outcomes mainly focussing on building national capacities for employment creation, expanding employment-based social protection floor and conserving the environment - including addressing climate change and its adverse effects.

  7. 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. Academy on Green Jobs Promotion in the MENA Region

    29 October - 2 November 2017

    The event is organised by DWT/CO–Cairo: ILO DWT for North Africa and Country Office for Egypt and Eritrea through ILO Project “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People” (DJEP) financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in collaboration with: International Training Centre of the ILO, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), ILO Green Jobs Programme, ILO Offices and DWT in the Arab States and North Africa.

  2. Academy on Green Jobs Promotion in the MENA Region

    29 October - 2 November 2017

    This one-week capacity-building event aims to discuss how the potential for green jobs in the MENA region could be realised. The overall purpose is to contribute to enhancing institutional capacities for transformative change towards greener and more inclusive economies.