ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations
Promoting jobs, protecting people


October 2014

  1. Breaking the vicious circle of disability and extreme poverty

    17 October 2014, ILO

    Observed on 17 October each year, the day aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide. People with disabilities who make up some 1 billion of the world’s population are at greater risk of poverty due to discrimination and barriers to participation in all spheres of society that can help them escape poverty and break down prejudices. Inclusion in all development activities is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty and disability.

  2. Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work

    14 October 2014, Lima, Peru - 12:30-14:15

    Special information session on the implementation strategy of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in the American region.

  3. Meeting of Experts on Maritime Occupational Safety and Health

    13 - 17 October 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

  4. 18th American Regional Meeting

    13 - 16 October 2014, Lima

    This meeting will focus on the themes taken up in the Director-General's report, in particular regarding progress made by countries over the past four years with the Decent Work Agenda and the principal challenges faced by the region in maintaining patterns of growth with social inclusion.

  5. The employment injury schemes and the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases

    13 - 24 October 2014, International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy

    The general objective of the course is to strengthen the capacity of employment injury institutions for the management of the occupational accidents and diseases and the promotion of the prevention approach on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  6. Dignity, Rights and Domestic Work in Arab states: Technical workshop on challenges and good practices

    11 - 13 October 2014, Istanbul - Turkey

    The ILO’s flagship projects on labour migration and decent work for domestic workers hold a technical workshop to showcase the challenges, opportunities and outcomes stemming from its innovative activities in the region.

  7. Bondage, rights and voice in the Indian Ocean world, 16th century to present

    9 - 11 October 2014, EHESS (Salle 8) 105, Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris

    International workshop from the France-Quebec program, sponsored by ANR and FQRSC and coordinated by Alessandro Stanziani (CRH-EHESS) and Gwyn Campbell (McGill University). Scholars, activists, representatives of international organizations and NGOs will explore the relationship between historical and contemporary forms of servitude and human trafficking in the region and will interact to set a new research agenda and new policies orientations. Beate Andrees, head of the ILO Special action Programme to combat Forced Labour will give a presentation on “The Price of Having a Job. Labour Recruitment Practises in Global Markets”.

  8. Seminar on the Challenges of Job-Rich and Inclusive Growth - Concluding Session: Growth and Reform Challenges

    8 October 2014, George Washington University, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    Drawing on the first three sessions, this concluding session brought together policy makers to discuss the important dilemmas and tradeoffs that countries grapple with as they seek to implement reforms to deliver job-rich and inclusive growth.

  9. IMF Seminar on Challenges of Job-Rich and Inclusive Growth

    8 October 2014, Washington DC - 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Local time (Live webcast)

  10. 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives

    6 - 9 October 2014, Quebec

    The International Summit of Cooperatives is a biennial gathering where leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises get together to discuss their concerns about the current and future business challenges they all share.

Calendar of events

© 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions | Privacy policy | Fraud alert | Disclaimer