08 December 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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.
03 December 2011, ILO
Observed on the 3rd of December each year, the day aims to encourage better understanding of disability issues. This year’s theme is “Together for a better world for all: including persons with disabilities in development”. It seeks to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their communities in development efforts.
28 November 2011, Webinar - ILO and UN Global Compact Office
Monday 28 November 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office
21 November 2011, ILO Geneva
The Employment Policy Department’s Knowledge-Sharing Conference was held on 21 November 2011 at ILO headquarters in Geneva. Its goal was to provide a forum for distinguished external experts to share their knowledge on the evolution of the global development agenda after the great recession of 2008-2009. By revisiting the framework of the Seoul Development Consensus, the conference sought to assess whether it should and could be implemented with greater vigour in the current economic context of the G20 countries. It was also a great opportunity to discuss how to build a new development framework by sharing different country case studies.
14 November 2011, International Training Center of the ILO (ITC-ILO), Turin, Italy
A one week tailor made course for project implementers and policy makers based on ITC-ILO's Value Chain Development training methodology.
18 October 2011, Webinar - ILO and UN Global Compact Office
Wednesday 26 October 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office
12 October 2011, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
In collaboration with the International Labor Office (ILO), the Peterson Institute held a conference on October 4, 2011, to present key findings from the new ILO-WTO co-publication Making Globalization Socially Sustainable. The edited volume includes nine chapters by leading experts who assess how trade and labor market policies can be accommodated to make globalization socially sustainable. The program began with an introduction by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the Employment Sector of the ILO and former Minister of Trade of Costa Rica, and overview of the book presented by Marc Bacchetta (WTO) and Marion Jansen (ILO). This was followed by presentations of individual book chapters by their respective authors: John Haltiwanger, Margaret McMillan and William Milberg.
07 October 2011, Zaragoza, Spain
The event placed a special focus in showcasing already successful projects of how water can be a major contributor to developing a green economy. At the end of the conference, UN-Water issued a draft best practice guide to actions, instruments and policies to progress towards a green economy for sustainable development and poverty eradication. The ILO participated and contributed to the conference.
21 September 2011, International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), Turin, Italy
20 September 2011, Geneva, 20-23 September 2011 – Room VII, R2 South
The Employment Policy Department’s 2011 annual retreat took place between the 20th and 23rd of September at the ILO premises in Geneva. Its goal was to share knowledge on progress made in five key work areas of the department: pro-employment macroeconomic frameworks, youth employment, sectoral strategies for employment creation, national employment policy formulation and research frontiers on the informal economy.
16 September 2011, Geneva - World Trade Organization
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”.
14 September 2011, Skopje, Macedonia
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 September 2011, Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana
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”.
12 September 2011, ITC, Turin, Italy
Organized by ILO-ITC, in collaboration with the Employment- Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP)
07 September 2011, International Training Center of the ILO (ITC-ILO), Turin, Italy
13 July 2011, Turin
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.
12 July 2011, Montreal, Canada
06 July 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
The objective of the course is to empower participants to provide meaningful inputs to national debates and policy making on the social and labour dimensions of climate change.
04 July 2011, Montreal (Canada)
The first training academy, organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC ILO), was held in October 2010 in Turin, Italy. Known as the "ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (SSE Academy)", this inter-regional training opportunity has gather together more than 70 practitioners and policy-makers from around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialists.
23 June 2011, ILO Geneva, Switzerland
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.