Events and meetings

May 2018

  1. Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    The event provides a platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, foundations, UN entities and beyond to explore collaboration on innovations that work for decent jobs for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

April 2018

  1. Academy on Youth Employment

    The 2-week Youth Employment Academy, hosted by the ILO's Turin Centre, enhances the capacity of labour market practitioners to develop comprehensive strategies to tackle the multifaceted dimensions of the youth employment challenge.

  2. What Works in Youth and Women’s Employment in MENA?

    On 7 & 8 May, the ILO will join partners to share the current status and progress on what works in youth and women’s employment in the MENA region while promoting multi-sectoral collaboration to define and address priorities for policy formulation. Key to this is the regional Community of Practice on Youth Employment, to facilitate knowledge sharing, partnership creation and up-scaling of successful youth employment interventions.

  3. Green Public Employment Programmes and the Future of Work: PEPs as a transformative vehicle for economic, social and environmental benefits for a Just Transition

    The course will focus on current policy debates arising from climate change adaptation and the implementation of a just transition for all through such labour based public employment programmes. It is presented by UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

February 2018

  1. Mainstreaming youth and women’s employment in rural investments in MENA

    The challenge of tackling unemployment among rural women and youth in the Middle East and North Africa gave rise to a unique partnership between IFAD and the ILO

January 2018

  1. ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018: The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities

    The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2018, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States, the ILO and UN agency partners

December 2017

  1. Learning Forum on Innovations in Public Investment and Employment Programmes

    The Forum will focus on both policy and operational measures for enhancing the effectiveness of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes to support sustainable job creation and long-term development. The Forum is jointly organized by the ILO's International Training Centre (ITCILO) and the Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

November 2017

  1. Launch of the engagement platform of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    The event brings together partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and other key youth employment actors to celebrate the launch of the online engagement platform, to present the Quality Apprenticeships Toolkit and to learn more about the ongoing work and opportunities for collaboration.

  2. ILO-IFAD Taqeem Policy Roundtable: What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?

    As part of the Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, ILO-IFAD Taqeem hosted a policy roundtable titled “What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?”. The roundtable presented evidence on rural women’s entrepreneurship promotion programmes and related policy measures in the MENA region.

  3. Jobs and Skills Mismatch – Job-rich growth for Sustainable Development

    On 27-28 November 2017, the Employment Policy Department will bring together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders to review and discuss on-going research on demand for jobs and bottlenecks in developed and developing countries.

  4. Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit 2017: Opening a whole World of Opportunities

    Under the auspices of the Ministry of International Cooperation, the ILO Cairo Office and the Middle East Council for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE) will hold the third annual Egypt Entrepreneurship Summit in Hurghada from 15 to 18 November 2017, titled "Opening a whole World of Opportunities".

October 2017

  1. Academy on Green Jobs Promotion in the MENA Region

    The event is organised by DWT/CO–Cairo: ILO DWT for North Africa and Country Office for Egypt and Eritrea through ILO Project “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People” (DJEP) financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in collaboration with: International Training Centre of the ILO, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), ILO Green Jobs Programme, ILO Offices and DWT in the Arab States and North Africa.

September 2017

  1. High-level event on Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience

    Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the event is co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Spain and the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations.

July 2017

  1. Evaluating Labour Market Programmes: Policy Forum & Executive Course

    As part of ILO’s partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the IFAD financed project “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”, a Policy Forum and Executive Course on Evaluating Labour Market Programmes was offered between the 2nd and 6th of July 2017 in Amman, Jordan. The course was co-financed by the OECD Development Centre, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, GIZ and the Economic Research Forum.

June 2017

  1. 17th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    The theme of this edition is: "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach". Participants will discuss the role and contribution of employment-intensive approaches in achieving the SDG outcomes mainly focussing on building national capacities for employment creation, expanding employment-based social protection floor and conserving the environment - including addressing climate change and its adverse effects.

August 2016

  1. Quantitative techniques of impact evaluation: youth and women employment programmes. A step-by-step approach

    The course will expose participants to advanced skills for conducting impact evaluations of youth employment programmes. Upon completion, participants will have improved or updated their understanding of quantitative impact evaluation concepts and methods; will have reviewed and tested impact evaluation methods and techniques, such as randomized control trials; and will be in a position to identify the most pertinent types of impact evaluation, taking into account specific project constraints, institutional and national contexts, and budgetary, time and data constraints.

July 2016

  1. ILO Academy on Youth Employment

    ITC-ILO Turin, Italy, 17-28 October 2016

  2. Workshop on Evidence from Randomized Control Trials in Youth Employment

    This workshop provided a platform to share findings from recently completed impact evaluations of youth employment programmes, focusing on public works, skills development and entrepreneurship.

May 2016

  1. Monitoring and impact evaluation of youth employment programmes: How to plan monitoring and evaluation strategy in project design

    The course objective was to improve participants’ to design rigorous monitoring and impact evaluation plans for youth employment programmes. It was aimed at officials of national, regional or local governments; project managers and chief technical advisers; officials of international and bilateral development agencies; social partners; members of the research community and NGOs.

  2. Women Deliver Conference - Technical and vocational education: What works for young women? - 19 May 2016

    The ILO is organizing a side event – Technical and vocational education: What works for young women? – at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen on Thursday, 19 May 2016, to discuss how technical and vocational education can make a difference to young women’s lives in emerging and developing countries.