October 2014

  1. 322nd session of the ILO Governing Body

    30 October - 13 November 2014, OIT - Genève

  2. High-Level Stakeholder Meeting to Discuss the Scope and Objectives of the New Labour Force Survey of the Republic of Azerbaijan

    23 October 2014, Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan

    A one-day meeting organized by the State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan in close collaboration with the International Labour Office (ILO) Department of Statistics was held on October 23, 2014 at the headquarters of the State Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The meeting was an important opportunity to share information regarding the ILO Decent Work Measurement Framework and indicators, the latest international statistical standards concerning work statistics, as well as share information about Azerbaijan’s selected set of decent work indicators and highlights of the labour force survey in Azerbaijan. The meeting also allowed high-level stakeholders to discuss and identify the substantive objectives of the new labour force survey in Azerbaijan including scope, topic areas, and initial indicators. Participants of the meeting included high-level policymakers, researchers and other data users of decent work indicators and labour statistics in general, representing the public and private sectors and civil society.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Meeting of Experts on Maritime Occupational Safety and Health

    13 - 17 October 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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”.

  9. 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.

  10. 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)