20 September 2011
Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development. For many years, however, concerns have also been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This has led to questions about the social sustainability of globalization.With the aim of contributing to the elaboration of relevant policy proposals, The International Labour Office and the World Trade Organization are jointly undertaking a book project with the title “Making Globalization Socially Sustainable”.
Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification in Macedonia: Enhancing local skills policies for the tourism and agro processing sectors Workshop.
14 - 15 September 2011
A workshop with representatives from relevant government and education institutions as well as employers' and workers' representatives from the respective sectors was organized in Skopje in September 2011 to discuss and validate initial findings of conducted analysises and promote skills dialogue among stakeholders.
12 - 30 September 2011
Organized by ILO-ITC, in collaboration with the Employment- Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP)
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.
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”.
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.
29 June 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office
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).
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.
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.
20 - 24 June 2011
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.
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.
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.
29 March 2011
Tuesday 29 March 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office
8 February 2011
A briefing session is being held to address youth employment on Tuesday 8 February 2011 (United Nations Headquarters)
6 - 10 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.
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.
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.