Events and meetings

November 2014

  1. ILO workshop on performance monitoring and impact evaluation of the Portuguese Youth Guarantee

    17 - 21 November 2014

  2. ILO and J-PAL Executive Education Course, Sharjah 2014

    16 - 20 November 2014

    Hosted by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, International Labour Organization and American University of Sharjah

  3. Academy on informal economy: drivers for formalization

    10 - 21 November 2014

October 2014

  1. ILO launches Local Economic Development Dialogue in North Lebanon to support communities affected by the Syrian refugee crisis

    23 October 2014

    With a focus on agriculture, the workshop aims to select a sub-sector to develop as part of the ILO’s wider local economic development (LED) strategy to support rural host communities in North Lebanon affected by the Syrian refugee crisis.

  2. Breaking the vicious circle of disability and extreme poverty

    17 October 2014

    Observed on 17 October each year, the day aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide. People with disabilities who make up some 1 billion of the world’s population are at greater risk of poverty due to discrimination and barriers to participation in all spheres of society that can help them escape poverty and break down prejudices. Inclusion in all development activities is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty and disability.

  3. World Day for Decent Work: Conference on quality employment for young people

    7 October 2014

September 2014

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

    29 September - 10 October 2014

  2. Flyer - 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.