Events and meetings

September 2011

  1. Innovations in Public Employment Programmes International Course

    12 - 30 September 2011

    Organized by ILO-ITC, in collaboration with the Employment- Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP)

  2. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification in Bangladesh: The Case of Agro Food and Pharmaceuticals Workshops

    8 September - 8 December 2011

    Workshops with representatives from relevant government and education institutions as well as employers' and workers' representatives from the respective sectors were organized in Dhaka in September and December 2011 to discuss and validate initial findings and promote skills dialogue among stakeholders.

  3. 14th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    5 - 9 September 2011

    This seminar is bringing together ministers, practitioners in labour-based works, policy makers, planners, researchers and academics from around the world to discuss employment-intensive policies and practices under the theme “Public Works for Decent Jobs and Poverty Reduction: Policies and Practices”.

July 2011

  1. Green Jobs: linking climate change and the world of work

    4 - 29 July 2011

    This course seeks to address the many impediments to the promotion of green jobs worldwide, by providing governments and social partners the needed knowledge and tools to assess potentialities, monitor progress, close skills gaps and decide on investments.

June 2011

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

    29 June 2011

    Wednesday 29 June 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

  2. Globalization and Labour Market Outcomes

    23 - 24 June 2011

    A two-day event featuring an academic workshop to discuss recent research on the topic as well as a policy forum to present results to the public and discuss their policy implications. Keynote speakers: David Autor (MIT), Elhanan Helpman (Harvard), and Margaret McMillan (Tufts U and IFPRI). Academic Organizers: Sascha O. Becker (U Warwick) and Marc Muendler (UC San Diego).

  3. United Nations Expert Group Meeting On the Challenge of Building Employment for a Sustainable Recovery Programme

    23 - 24 June 2011

    The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs organized, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, an Expert Group Meeting on “The Challenge of Building Employment for a Sustainable Recovery”. The meeting took place from the 23rd to the 24th of June, 2011 in Geneva and brought together specialists to undertake a review of responses to the global jobs crisis in different countries and regions of the world and concrete policies and strategies to create productive, decent employment during the recovery were considered.

  4. United Nations Expert Group Meeting On Poverty Eradication

    20 - 22 June 2011

    The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (IL0) organized a high-level Expert Group Meeting on “Poverty Eradication” from the 20th to 22nd of June 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the preparations for the 50th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD), which is scheduled to take place in New York in February 2012.

  5. Promoting Labour Standards through Corporate Social Responsibility: instruments and practices

    20 - 24 June 2011

May 2011

  1. Development of Productive Capacities and Trade: the Key to Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

    9 May 2011

    During this side-event to the LDC IV conference in Istanbul, ILO and other member agencies of the UN Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity will present a joint concept note outlining their view on the importance of trade and productive capacity for LDCs. They will also sign a framework document for a new multi-agency trade support project for LDCs financed by Switzerland.

April 2011

  1. Conference on 'Employment for Peace, Stability and Development' in the Horn of Africa

    11 - 12 April 2011

    The key objectives are to build consensus around the newly designed Regional Strategy for the Horn of Africa, foster commitment for the successful implementation of the ‘Road Map’ by stakeholders and promote the ‘Virtuous Triangle’ concept i.e. creating jobs, extending social protection and empowering people and communities to secure employment for peace, stability and development in the region.

  2. Green Jobs Learning Forum

    4 - 22 April 2011

    This interagency Learning Forum provides participants with knowledge, tools and examples of good practices to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of effective local strategies for the promotion of green jobs.

March 2011

  1. Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value - How do We Get There?

    29 March 2011

    Tuesday 29 March 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

February 2011

  1. International Year of Youth Briefing Session: Youth Employment

    8 February 2011

    A briefing session is being held to address youth employment on Tuesday 8 February 2011 (United Nations Headquarters)

December 2010

  1. Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of Youth Employment Programmes

    6 - 10 December 2010

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2010

    3 December 2010

    This year's theme is "Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond". It aims to ensure that disability and the concerns of people with disabilities are included in the commitments to end global poverty made by the international community. The inclusion of persons with disabilities in all development activities is essential to realizing the MDGs and other development goals. This year’s Day will serve as a reminder to governments, global leaders, policy-makers and other stakeholders to keep up their efforts on behalf of disability-inclusive development.

November 2010

  1. Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    29 November - 10 December 2010

    The ILO participates actively in the climate change negotiations at the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) under the United Nation Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.

October 2010

  1. Abuja Conference launches new guidelines aimed at empowering millions of Africans with disabilities

    27 - 29 October 2010

    The 4th CBR Africa Network Conference (CAN) launched new guidelines designed to empower persons with disabilities by supporting their inclusion in health, education, employment, social, skills training and other community services.

  2. Interregional Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

    25 - 29 October 2010

    The International Training Center of the ILO, based in Turin is organizing, jointly with the European Economic and Social Committee, the first edition of the Interregional Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

  3. Implementing labour principles in global supply chains

    13 - 15 October 2010