Events and meetings

October 2013

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Better Inputs for Decent-Work Analysis

    3 May 2013

April 2013

  1. Regional experts’ knowledge sharing workshop on upgrading informal apprenticeship

    22 - 25 April 2013

  2. Course: Promoting Labour Standards through Corporate Social Responsibility - instruments and practices

    22 - 26 April 2013

  3. ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: an opportunity to enhance youth creativity

    8 - 12 April 2013

    The third edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Agadir, Morocco, 8 – 12 April 2013

March 2013

  1. Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Business Service Markets

    18 March - 28 June 2013

    The course is highly relevant for professionals developing and implementing Value Chain and enterprise development projects in rural and urban areas. It offers a unique on-the-job learning opportunity using practical tools and lessons from enterprise development programs that have reached thousands of small enterprises in rural and urban areas.

  2. Innovations in Public Employment Programmes: A Policy Focus

    15 March 2013

    This training, with the participation of international and national trainers and experts, builds on the Innovations in Public Employment Programmes course, offered annually by the Centre, focusing on current policy debates arising from innovations in public employment programmes and how these can contribute to other policy priorities. It includes case studies from India, Ethiopia and South Africa, and provides policy insights to inform strategic decision-making and programme design.

  3. Boosting economic dynamics and job growth: the potential of industrial policies

    4 - 5 March 2013

    The ILO and Friedrich Ebert Foundation organise a joint workshop to exchange experience between Government representatives from African, Asian and Latin American countries, international organisations and researchers on the role of industrial policies in accelerating the dynamics of productive transformation for job growth.

  4. Inter-Agency Workshop: Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy

    4 - 5 March 2013

    The ILO organizes an Inter-Agency Workshop in collaboration with UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and the Green Growth Working Group of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED). Participants of this workshop will review and compare current approaches, tools and practices to assess and promote jobs and social inclusion in a green economy.

February 2013

  1. Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Benefits for All

    12 February 2013

    Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - Webinar convened by the ILO, the UN Global Compact Office and G3ICT

  2. Migrant Workers and Business: Challenges and Opportunities

    11 February - 1 March 2013

    Monday, 11 February 2013 and Friday, 1 March 2013 - Webinars convened by the ILO and UN Global Compact Office

  3. Addressing Youth, Employment and Migration Issues through Joint Programming

    8 February 2013

    The Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations will host an event co-sponsored by the ILO and the Secretariat of the MDG Achievement Fund, “Addressing Youth, Employment and Migration Issues through Joint Programming”, to share good practices and lessons emerging from the implemenation of the UN joint work on Youth Employment and Migration.

  4. Special Panel Discussion: Innovative Youth Employment Strategies for Decent Work

    7 February 2013

    Exploring the latest developments in increasing youth employment, the U.S. Mission to the UN and the International Labour Organization(ILO)will convene a special forum bringing together key stakeholders to explore the challenges in implementing successful strategies.