September 2016

  1. Abidjan to host the regional consultation on SDG Alliance 8.7 in Africa

    8 - 9 September 2016

    The first sub regional consultation on ending forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 8-9 September 2016 in the presence of Ms Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire

  2. © Y. shuiling / Imaginechina 2016

    High Level event to achieve the Social Development Goals on universal social protection

    6 - 8 September 2016

    Joint ILO – CHINA – ASEAN Conference to share worldwide experience to extend social protection floors to all.

  3. Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Develop Guidance on Fair Recruitment

    5 - 7 September 2016

    The ILO Governing Body at its 326th Session agreed to convene in September 2016 a three-day “Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Develop Guidance on Fair Recruitment”, with the objective to adopt ILO guidelines on fair recruitment, encompassing both cross-border and national recruitment. The outcomes of such a meeting will inform the general discussion on labour migration that has been included on the agenda of the International Labour Conference in June 2017, as well as the second recurrent discussion on fundamental principles and rights at work.

    Please note that this Meeting is by invitation only and not open to the public.

August 2016

  1. An exposure visit of delegates from Pakistan to Nepal to Study Migrant Resource Centre Operations and Regulations

    15 - 17 August 2016

    Since the concept of Migrant Resource Centre is new to Pakistan, a delegation of eight MRC staff from Lahore and Islamabad will participate in an exposure visit to Nepal to understand and learn in depth the day to day operations of MRC, outreach work of MRC, establishment and expansion of MRC and its services and management models of MRC with the support from ILO/EU funded project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  2. Certificate distribution to trained Barefoot Technicians under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

    9 August 2016

    The Ministry of Rural Development (MORD), Government of India (GOI), organized an event to distribute certificates to 227 barefoot technicians trained on ILO-developed training materials.

  3. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Combating Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples as Change Agents through Decent Work

    8 August 2016

    ILO experts to discuss how to support indigenous peoples in their critical role as agents of change in both achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and combating climate change.

  4. Two Days Training Workshop on "Way-Forward for Coordinated Social Protection System: One Window Operation"

    4 - 5 August 2016

    A Two Days Training Workshop on "Way-Forward for Coordinated Social Protection System: One Window Operation" has been scheduled for Social Partners (Employers' Federation, Workers' Federation, and Government-Labor Department), National, Provincial and District level Social Protection Agencies/Departments/Line Departments/UN/ and Technical Cooperation Agencies (public and private). The training will be facilitated by Ms. Valérie Schmitt (Chief, Social Policy, Governance and Standards Branch, ILO HQ in Geneva) and Mr. Thibault Van Langenhove (Social Protection Policy Officer, ILO HQ in Geneva). Main objectives of the training are, to build capacities around the concept of One Window Operation (OWO) in Pakistan, Agee on the different options on the broad design of the OWO mechanism, define and analyze the allied roles and responsibilities. The training workshop will also consider to identify main activities for pilot implementation of the OWO in Pakistan.

  5. Launch of the Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) in the Philippines

    3 August 2016

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines presented the objectives and expected results of the FAIR project to ILO constituents and key national partners.

July 2016

  1. Panel discussion on Partnerships to End Forced Labour in Supply Chains

    19 July 2016

  2. The 2016 High-level segment of ECOSOC: : "Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results"

    18 - 22 July 2016

    The 2016 High-level segment of ECOSOC will be chaired by Ambassador Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC. It represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s 2016 cycle, and addresses the Council’s overall annual theme, “Implementing the post-2015 development agenda: moving from commitments to results”.