Events and meetings

October 2012

  1. Innovation in Public Employment Programmes International Course

    The commitment to scalable employment programmes forms part of crisis recovery and development schemes in many countries. This course is intended to help in converting such commitments into viable employment programmes.

May 2012

  1. Employment-Intensive Investment for Sustainable Development Training and Knowledge-sharing course

    The ultimate aim of the course is to contribute towards the development and effective implementation of jobrich public investment policies and programmes for poverty reduction and sustainable development.

November 2011

  1. The Global Development Agenda after the Great Recession of 2008-2009: Revisiting the Seoul Development Consensus - Employment Policy Department Knowledge-Sharing Conference

    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.

September 2011

  1. Pro-employment macroeconomic frameworks, sectoral strategies for employment creation and the informal economy - Employment Policy Department Knowledge-Sharing Workshop

    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.

  2. Evaluation Clinic: Taqeem Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment

    The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth employment and enterprise project teams from the Middle East and North Africa for the development of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans. The 4-day event will include a series of interactive “consultation” sessions, lectures from technology, data, and evaluation experts, and the launch of a series of innovative Monitoring&Evaluation systems. Collaborating with Youth and Employment Network (YEN)on the delivery of the Clinic will be Silatech, 3ie, the Middle East Youth Initiative, Innovations for Poverty Action and the World Bank.

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

    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. Innovations in Public Employment Programmes International Course

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

June 2011

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

    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.

  2. United Nations Expert Group Meeting On Poverty Eradication

    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.

September 2010

  1. Employment Policy in a Changing World Staff Retreat Programme

    The aim of the retreat hosted by the Employment Policy Department was to create a common platform of vision, knowledge and action on employment policy development. The event was attended by employment specialists from the field, HQ staff and external resource persons.

November 2009

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

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

November 2007

  1. Interregional Symposium on the Informal Economy - Enabling transition to formalization

    Organized by EMP/POLICY, Employment Sector and the Social Protection Sector

  2. 12th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners (2007)

    This Seminar under the theme 'Prioritizing Employment in Government Policies and Investments in Infrastructure Programmes' focused on key development issues that increase the impact of investments and government programmes on employment creation.

September 2005

  1. The 11th Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Seminar theme was 'Integrated labour-based approaches for socio-economic development'

September 2003

  1. The Tenth Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    Seminar theme was 'Labour-based technology for poverty reduction'

April 2002

  1. Ninth Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    Seminar theme was 'Towards appropriate engineering practices and an enabling environment'

October 2000

  1. Eighth Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    Seminar theme was 'The New Millennium - Challenges for employment-intensive investments'

May 1999

  1. Seventh Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    Seminar theme was 'Contracting in employment-intensive works'

September 1997

  1. Sixth Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    Seminar theme was 'The right tool for the job - A review of tools and equipment for labour-based infrastructure works'

April 1996

  1. The Fifth Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    Seminar theme was 'Labour-based contracting'