Events and meetings

November 2015

  1. Training of Trainers (ToT) on Freedom of Association (FoA) for Women in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs)

    27 - 29 November 2015

    Targeting trade union federations and confederations, the ToT will focus on a core group of trainers of women unionists in EPZs. It shall focus discussions on international labour standards and applicable local laws on on freedom of association and collective bargaining using the localized manual developed by the ILO.

  2. Filling the skills gaps and addressing the mismatches - What can business do?

    19 November 2015

    This one hour webinar with ILO experts on skills and employability will explore the contribution of enterprises to building a skilled workforce in their countries of operations. The discussion will focus on common challenges companies face in developing and implementing a skills and employability policy and practical examples of private sector engagement in skills systems.

  3. Validation Workshop on Workers' Needs and Challenges in Disaster Settings

    19 November 2015

    The workshop aims at sharing findings from the Employment Promotion in Disaster Response Project (EPDR Project) research and deepen the understanding of trade unions needs through an interactive discussion among relevant stakeholders.

  4. Technical Workshop on What Works for Youth Employment

    16 November 2015

    Jobs and Skills for Youth

  5. 1st Knowledge Sharing Workshop of all Africa Labour-based Training Institutions

    16 - 18 November 2015

    The Knowledge Sharing Workshop brings together trainers from 18 National Educational and EIIP Training Institutions in Africa. The workshop mainly aims to provide a forum for exchanging of teaching/training experiences among the participating institutions and creating learning opportunities between them with regards to their operational setup, and enhancing labour-based (LB) training skills, as well as contributing to joint research and development activities.

October 2015

  1. 16th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    26 - 30 October 2015

    The theme of this edition is: "Labor based approaches as solutions for sustainable development challenges in the context of decentralization" Institutional and operational issues of employment intensive approaches will be addressed under the angle of strategies and resources for sustainable funding of labor-based investments targeting local communities, in terms of rational use of natural resources and local materials for labor-based works, development of alternative construction technologies, creation of green jobs and environmentally friendly economic growth, training opportunities to improve youth employability, resilience and social welfare of local communities

  2. ILO and J-PAL Executive Education Course, Cairo 2015

    18 - 22 October 2015

    Hosted by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and International Labour Organization

  3. Youth Employment in the CIS - 5th regional network meeting in Sochi, Russian Federation

    13 - 17 October 2015

September 2015

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

    28 September - 9 October 2015

    The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) is glad to announce the third edition of the Learning Forum on Innovations in Public Investment and Employment Programmes which is organised in collaboration with the ILO's Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

  2. Training of Trainers on GET Ahead for Mt. Sinabung Recovery Support Programme

    8 - 12 September 2015

    The Sinabung Recovery Support Programme (SIRESUP) is a joint initiative of the Government of Indonesia and the key UN agencies (UNDP, FAO, and ILO) in supporting the post-disaster recovery of the regions affected by the 2013 Mt. Sinabung volcanic eruptions in Karo District of North Sumatra.

  3. Trade and Employment in Developing Countries

    2 September 2015

August 2015

  1. Global and Regional Knowledge Sharing Forums on Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    24 August - 27 November 2015

  2. Inauguration of San Victor Elementary School Facilities

    18 August 2015

    The International Labour Organization, in collaboration with USWAG Kita Inc. (USWAG is a Cebuano word meaning "growth"), and with the support of the Government of Norway, repaired some of the teaching facilities of the San Victor Elementary School (SVES) in Barangay San Victor, Tanauan, Leyte.

  3. ILO and stakeholders begin drafting socio-economic development plans to enhance job opportunities in areas most affected by the Syrian Refugee influx

    12 - 15 August 2015

    The four-day workshop brings together stakeholders from Irbid and Mafraq to discuss the development of three-year strategic plans aimed at accelerating job creation in selected sectors.

  4. Spotlight on Cooperation during the Culminating Event “Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery Following Haiyan”

    6 August 2015

    The culminating event brought together ILO partners who shared experiences and lessons learnt during the Haiyan response. They also showcased decent work practices, including social protection, and promoted the principle that livelihood support should be at the forefront of post-disaster relief, recovery and development.

  5. ILO and Jordanian ministries work on improving employment support services to facilitate access to decent jobs in host communities

    4 August 2015

    Stakeholders to discuss ways of improving labour market data collection in effort to boost job matching.

July 2015

  1. ILO-sponsors high-level meeting on Syrian refugee labour policy reform in host countries

    28 - 29 July 2015

    The ILO is to convene a high-level policy dialogue session between key players in countries hosting Syrian refugees to exchange views and experiences on the challenges faced in addressing the labour market impact of the crisis and discuss options for policy and programmes.

  2. ILO trains contractors on implementing Employment Intensive Investment Programmes in Jordan’s northern governorates

    25 July - 6 August 2015

    As part of its response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, the ILO is training a group of local contractors to oversee the implementation of a pilot programme that aims to create jobs amongst refugees and their host communities. The programme will be the first of its kind in the country.

  3. Investing in youth and ensuring decent jobs to harness the demographic dividend

    15 July 2015

    On the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day, joint side event of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

  4. Community-based Enterprise Development Workshop to Enhance Green Charcoal Enterprise in Tolosa, Leyte

    11 - 13 July 2015

    With the support of the Government of Norway, the ILO Tacloban team conducted a Community-based Enterprise Development (C-BED) workshop in Barangay Opong, Tolosa, Leyte. The participants included worker-beneficiaries of the Green Charcoal Briquetting Facility, a sub-project supported by the ILO in partnership with a local organization called the Women in Development Association, in the same barangay.