Events and meetings

September 2014

  1. What works on employment services for youth and why?

    25 - 26 September 2014

    Area of critical importance Jobs and Skills for youth knowledge-sharing workshop

  2. ILO hosts meeting of international agencies and NGOs to discuss future interventions to assist Jordan’s Syrian refugee population and their host communities

    7 September 2014

    Members meet to identify potential livelihoods programming options for both Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians and develop a clear direction for programming and advocacy opportunities that will feed into the development of an advocacy strategy for livelihoods actors for 2014-15.

  3. Mentawai FI Landscaping Survey: Community-Level and Policymakers-Level Dissemination Workshop

    4 - 22 September 2014

    The dissemination workshop is aimed to align understanding and terms between stakeholders on household risks, enterprise growth, and livelihood finance, to give context, rationale of the study and to seek attention from wider (provincial) audiences on key issues faced by Mentawaians and to build support among community and policy stakeholders for a wider scaling-up of the program. The Workshop is conducted in Sikakap, the Mentawai Island, on 4-5 September and Padang on 22 September.

July 2014

  1. The role of Central Banks in meeting development and employment challenges

    17 - 18 July 2014

June 2014

  1. Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work: the ILO’s MNE Declaration

    6 June 2014

    An information session is organized on the new follow-up mechanism to the MNE Declaration adopted by the Governing Body, the new tool “Business and Decent Work: An introduction to the MNE Declaration” and country experiences in promoting the MNE Declaration. Deputy Director-General for Policy, Sandra Polaski, will open the event followed by a tripartite panel discussion

March 2014

  1. Youth guarantee: A response to the youth employment crisis?

    24 March 2014

  2. Business and Decent Work: an introduction to the MNE Declaration

    10 March - 31 December 2014

    The E-learning module provides an interactive opportunity to become knowledgeable about the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and to learn how its recommendations can be put into practice to address a range of labour and employment issues. This 40 minutes, self-guided module provides an overview of the MNE Declaration, interactive case studies, a summary of related international instruments and frameworks, and a list of relevant resources.

  3. Doha Evidence Symposium : “What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?

    6 - 8 March 2014

    The symposium brings together policy makers and practitioners with academics and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “what works” in increasing the employment and productivity of youth in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

December 2013

  1. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa

    3 - 4 December 2013

    Constituents from eight Sub-Saharan countries are to share and discuss the findings of school-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) conducted in their countries within the Work4Youth (W4Y) project.

November 2013

  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2013

    18 November - 6 December 2013

    The Day is observed each year on 3 December to encourage better understanding of issues facing people with disabilities, and mobilize support for their quest for dignity, rights and full inclusion in society. This year's theme - Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society and development for all - provides an opportunity to further awareness of disability and the removal of all types of barriers - attitudinal, physical, social, economic and cultural - to realizing the full and equal participation of disabled persons in all spheres of society - education and training at the workplace and in politics, the arts and social activities in general.

  2. CSR Roundtable - Promoting Responsible Investment

    14 November 2013

    The annual CSR Roundtable is a joint initiative co-organized by the ILO, UNCTAD and OECD, that this year was hosted by the ILO. The Roundtable brings together CSR experts from international organizations, development agencies, Governments representatives as well as leading academics and is aimed at promoting policy coherence among the international organizations. This year’s theme is “Promoting Responsible Investment”.

October 2013

  1. II World Forum of Local Economic Development

    29 October - 1 November 2013

    The II World Forum of Local Economic Development - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil - aims to facilitate dialogue and exchanges between local, national and international actors on the efficiency and impact of local economic development in tackling current challenges.

  2. Launch Ceremony for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Phase II

    23 October 2013

    A launch ceremony for SCORE Phase II is to be hosted by the Director-General on 23 October 2013

  3. Strengthening CSR policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    11 October 2013

    On 11 October 2013, the first European Union (EU)–Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) took place in Brussels as a joint initiative of the European Commission External Action Service (EEAS) and CELAC. This high-level seminar was organized as a follow-up to the Declaration adopted by the European, Latin American and Caribbean Heads of State and Government who met during the 1st EU-CELAC Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit Government in Santiago (Chile) on 26-27 January 2013 to address an Alliance for Sustainable Development to Promote Investments of Social and Environmental Quality.

August 2013

  1. Panel discussion - Youth migration and development: Moving Development forward

    12 August 2013

    For this year’s International Youth Day 2013, the United Nations Secretariat (DESA) and the International Labour Office (ILO), with the support of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund Secretariat (MDG-F), are co-organizing an event to celebrate the Day. The event will bring together young people, civil society organizations and UN and other experts to discuss issues relating to youth migration.

June 2013

  1. Academy on Youth Development - Supporting Effective Youth Development Policies and Programmes

    24 June - 5 July 2013

    The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) is pleased to announce the first edition of the "Academy on Youth Development” which has been organised with the support of the International Labour Office and other internationally active organizations.

  2. World of Work Summit

    17 June 2013

    High-Level Panel on the theme “Restoring Confidence: Jobs, Growth and Social Progress” held during the 102nd International Labour Conference. Introduction by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO.

  3. Third European Research Conference on Microfinance

    10 June - 12 May 2013

    Together with our research partner, University of Mannheim and two MFI representatives NWTF and NRSP, the ILO's Social Finance Programme is going to present results of the Microfinance for Decent Work action research at the Third European Research Conference on Microfinance to be held at the university of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, from 10-12 June 2013. The conference will bring together more than 200 researchers from around the world making the conference the largest research event on microfinance ever!

May 2013

  1. How global enterprises are responding to the global call for the extension of social protection

    14 May 2013

    This one hour webinar will shed light on how multinational enterprises (MNEs) can contribute to this global challenge as part of their commitment to socio economic development, addressing social challenges, and the potential benefits for employers, workers and society.

  2. Improving working conditions in small and medium enterprises

    9 - 10 May 2013

    International experts, researchers and field practitioners are meeting at the ILO to discuss how investing in working conditions, safety and health and training can turn into increased competitiveness and performance and result in a win win scenario for small and medium enterprises in developing and transition economies.