Events

April 2021

  1. Launch of the ILO Report "Digital Refugee Livelihoods and Decent Work - Towards inclusion in a fairer digital economy"

    29 April 2021

    The digitization of the world of work is fundamentally transforming how refugees can make a livelihood and obtain employment. A rapidly expanding global digital economy harbours countless new opportunities but it also poses a range of challenges and risks. A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) now explores the growing role of digital economies for refugees, including case studies from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

  2. Market-based livelihoods interventions for refugees and host communities

    19 April - 21 May 2021

    This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand. It applies the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and draws upon the experiences and lessons learnt from joint UNHCR-ILO pilot projects that have tested the added value of market assessments and value-chain analyses in promoting the livelihoods of refugees in different countries.

March 2021

  1. Employment, resilience and social cohesion: Success stories and challenges of labour market access for refugees and host communities

    25 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF are organizing a side event to the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  2. The nexus between livelihoods, protection and women’s empowerment – Syrian refugees

    22 March 2021

    A side event to the 5th Brussels Conference, organised by UN Women, ILO and UNHCR examined how international and national partners are working to support the empowerment of Syrian refugee women across the region, focusing on their access to decent work & livelihoods, safety and well-being.

  3. Access to decent work for refugees and other forcibly displaced persons

    15 March - 23 April 2021

    The course aims to strengthen the capacities of policy-makers and practitioners in adopting measures to facilitate the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market, and in promoting inclusive employment strategies and policies.

February 2021

  1. Promoting entrepreneurship and private sector development in Iraq

    14 - 24 February 2021

    The ILO in Iraq holds Training of Trainers workshop for training service providers on its Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme, designed to support small-scale entrepreneurs to start or grow their businesses.

January 2021

  1. Promoting Social Cohesion in Fragile Contexts through TVET – a training workshop in Jordan

    23 - 26 January 2021

    The ILO held a four-day training of trainers workshop for technical vocational education and training (TVET) experts, aimed at building their capacity to promote social cohesion in future training programmes.

November 2020

  1. Technical Webinar: The role of cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations in forced displacement contexts

    23 November 2020

    With the aim of highlighting the role and contributions of cooperatives and SSEOs in forced displacement contexts, the ILO COOP Unit and the PROSPECTS programme are organizing a webinar to allow for interactive discussion between practitioners and project implementers.

  2. Course: Making financial inclusion work for refugees and host communities

    16 - 20 November 2020

    This training programme helps financial service providers to diversify their product portfolio through serving refugees and host communities, in a strategic and cost-effective manner.

  3. Youth at Heart Virtual Forum 2020: ILO's session on decent jobs for youth

    2 November 2020

    The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up the Youth at Heart virtual forum to address the issues affecting youth around the world. This session will feature an interactive conversation with young people about solutions, including youth-led, to the challenges posed by COVID-19 on themselves and their peers.