Events and meetings

January 2013

  1. Call for Contributions to the United Nations World Youth Report 2013 - Youth Migration and Development

    23 January - 22 February 2013

    The UN Focal Point on Youth will organize a number of interactive activities, among them, an online survey, an e-consultation, a Google+ Hangout with young people and experts.

December 2012

  1. ILO SEMINAR (EMP/ELM) Labour Markets in Crisis: Short Term and Structural Policy Responses

    6 - 7 December 2012

    December 6-7, 2012, ILO Room XI

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2012

    3 December 2012

    This year’s theme is “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all”. It provides an opportunity to address the exclusion of persons with disabilities by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society.
    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes that the existence of barriers constitutes a central component of disability. Under the Convention, disability is an evolving concept that “results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.”

November 2012

  1. International Training of Trainers Forum

    12 - 23 November 2012

    A three days generic Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop plus a seven days specialist TOT course with elective courses on entrepreneurship education, agricultural cooperative management, women entrepreneurship development and value chain development.

October 2012

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

    22 - 26 October 2012

  2. Innovation in Public Employment Programmes International Course

    1 - 12 October 2012

    The commitment to scalable employment programmes forms part of crisis recovery and development schemes in many countries. This course is intended to help in converting such commitments into viable employment programmes.

September 2012

  1. 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference

    11 - 13 September 2012

    The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference is the leading annual global conference on increasing economic opportunities for young people. This year's conference showcases 60 sessions and 120 world-class speakers from 25 countries among which M. Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment, ILO.

August 2012

  1. ILO showcase at International Disaster and Risk Conference: The Multi-hazard Business Continuity Management Guide.

    26 - 31 August 2012

  2. International Youth Day 2012: Interactive online discussions on Google+ and Twitter

    9 - 10 August 2012

    Join us in celebrating International Youth Day 2012 “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth" by watching and contributing to a Google+ Hangout and a Twitter live Q&A.

  3. Tapping into Women Entrepreneurs

    7 - 8 August 2012

    7-8 August 2012, Gauteng, South Africa. Workshop on the market potential of financing women entrepreneurs

June 2012

  1. ILO at Rio + 20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

    20 - 22 June 2012

    ILO member countries and social partners have endorsed a set of key messages for the outcome of the summit in June. They call for a stronger coherence between the three pillars of sustainable development and urge the importance of creating more and better employment opportunities while enabling the transition to a green economy.

  2. Academy on Sustainable Enterprise Development

    18 - 29 June 2012

    A two-week programme combining master classes and a range of elective workshops. This year the Academy will focus on: (I) policy design and implementation of experiences to create a favourable environment for sustainable enterprise and employment, (II) products and services for enterprise development and the promotion of better working conditions, (III) systemic approaches for sectorial enterprise development through value chains and business service markets.

May 2012

  1. Employment-Intensive Investment for Sustainable Development Training and Knowledge-sharing course

    28 May - 1 June 2012

    The ultimate aim of the course is to contribute towards the development and effective implementation of jobrich public investment policies and programmes for poverty reduction and sustainable development.

  2. Youth Employment Forum

    23 - 25 May 2012

    As youth unemployment reaches unprecedented levels in many countries, the ILO is to hold a Global Youth Employment Forum to address the challenges young people face in the labour market. A hundred young men and women (aged 18-29), from all regions of the world will share their experiences and views on the current employment situation and discuss practical examples of successful initiatives which have led to the promotion of decent work for youth.

  3. Managing your Agricultural Cooperative - My.Coop. First official online Training of Trainers course

    14 May - 6 July 2012

    This on-line training will give you additional pedagogical guidelines and advice on how to structure and how to facilitate the My.Coop contents from the general My.Coop training package. After successful completion of this course you will be trained on how to use the My.Coop training package in your own context.

  4. Austerity and the jobs crisis: Live Q&A session on Twitter with ILO expert Raymond Torres

    8 - 10 May 2012

    Ask ILO expert Raymond Torres your questions on alternatives to austerity against an uncertain economic backdrop. Join the ILO’s live Question and Answer session on Twitter, on Thursday 10 May at 14:30 GMT (16:30 Geneva time).

April 2012

  1. The ILO-IFC Better Work programme: improving working conditions and promoting competitiveness in global supply chains

    24 April 2012

    Tuesday, 24 April 2012 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

  2. ILO/World Bank discussion on Jobs and Policy Responses to the Crisis

    20 April 2012

    The World Bank (WB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are holding a discussion on how the recent financial and economic crisis and the policy responses to that crisis have affected the quality and the quantity of jobs. During the discussion, a new ILO/WB inventory of policy responses to the financial and economic crisis and a joint report will be launched.

  3. Disability in the Workplace and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network

    3 April 2012

    Tuesday, 3 April 2012 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

March 2012

  1. Youth Employment Month Events in Thailand

    28 March 2012

    As Thailand's contribution to the global Youth Employment Month, there will be a panel discussion on Youth Employment in Asia and the Pacific and a student debate on The ASEAN Economic Community will damage youth employment in Thailand. The events are open to the public. Chulalongkorn University, 9.30-15.30 hours