Events and meetings

March 2010

  1. Promoting Economic Diversity in Ukraine: The role of the business enabling environment, skills policies and export promotion

    11 - 12 March 2010

  2. ILO Conference on "People with intellectual disabilities: Opening pathways to training and employment in the African region"

    9 - 11 March 2010

    In Africa, some 10 to 15 million people have an intellectual disability. Because of stigma and discrimination, a majority are excluded from education, training and employment and live in poverty and isolation. To help meet the challenge of more equitable access to vocational training and employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme organized a sub-regional conference in Lusaka, Zambia in early March on the issue.

December 2009

  1. Expert meeting on Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment

    14 - 15 December 2009

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    3 December 2009

    This year's theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - "Making the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world" - supports the message of challenging exclusion. It aims to highlight the need to continue to work for the mainstreaming of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development if the MDGs of reducing poverty are to be achieved.

November 2009

  1. 13th Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners and Policy Makers

    30 November - 4 December 2009

    Theme of the seminar: 'Employment Intensive Approach in the Construction Sector - A Catalyst for Achieving Prosperity for All'

  2. Creating an enabling environment for sustainable small enterprise development

    30 November - 11 December 2009

    Audience: Government, employers' and workers' representatives; business environment reform programmes; small enterprise development projects.

  3. Training at the ILO's ITC: "International trade and labour markets"

    16 - 20 November 2009

    ITCILO training course - A901359

  4. Panel Discussion on People with Disabilities in Times of Economic Crisis

    12 November 2009

    ILO's Employment Sector's Disability Team organized a panel presentation followed by a discussion. The aim of the event was to examine how the current economic downturn is affecting women and men with disabilities and to advocate that they be included in measures to tackle the crisis.

  5. Official Launch of the Post-Conflict Employment and Reintegration Policy

    4 November 2009

    Rebuilding Broken Places: UN Scales Up Sustainable Employment in Post-Conflict Settings

  6. Regional meeting of best practices in youth policies and programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

    4 - 6 November 2009

October 2009

  1. The social economy – Africa’s response to the global crisis

    19 - 21 October 2009

    This conference will bring together social economy promoters and stakeholders from Africa, government representatives from 15 African countries, employers’ and workers’ organisations, social economy organisations from other parts of the world, and ILO HQ units and field specialists to adopt an action programme aiming at mobilising the social economy in Africa in response to the crisis, at local, national and regional levels.

  2. Building Effective Youth Investment Programs: Experiences from Mediterranean Countries

    5 - 9 October 2009

    ITC Interagency course A901373

  3. The 6th UNESCO Youth Forum

    1 - 3 October 2009

September 2009

  1. Making Cents International's 2009 Global Youth Enterprise Conference

    29 - 30 September 2009

August 2009

  1. WTO-ILO workshop on global trade and employment

    31 August - 1 September 2009

    WTO and ILO co-organized this workshop of leading international researchers to explore the knowledge frontier on the relationship between trade and employment.

  2. Youth and the United Nations - International Youth Day

    12 August 2009

June 2009

  1. Tackling youth employment problems

    29 June - 10 July 2009

    ITC Course A901291

  2. Regional workshop on Formulating National Youth Policies and Action Plans

    10 - 15 June 2009

May 2009

  1. Strategies for local economic development management

    18 - 29 May 2009

    Audience: Local, regional and national government officials concerned with local economic development or planning; experts from international organizations; staff of NGOs and other bodies dealing with local development; representatives of workers' or employers' organizations; private sector consultants advising governments on local development issues; economists; other social scientists.

  2. World Creative Youth Forum 2009 (WCYF 2009)

    5 - 10 May 2009