Past events

February 2019

  1. Commission for Social Development

    100 YEARS OF SOCIAL PROTECTION WITH THE ILO: The road to universal social protection systems and floors

    12 February 2019

    The ILO 100th anniversary reaffirms a shared commitment to achieving social justice, notably through universal social protection.

January 2019

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    Global Commission on the Future of Work Report Launch

    31 January 2019

    The report of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work will be launched at the United Nations Headquarters on 31 January 2019.

November 2018

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    Global South-South Development Expo 2018: ILO Solution Forum

    28 November 2018

    During the annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD) 2018, the ILO will showcase good practices for Decent Work, in preparation for the 2nd High-level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) in March 2019

June 2018

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    The ILO Office for the United Nations participates in commemoration of the second annual "MSMEs Day"

    27 June 2018

    The Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day was organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and commemorated by the UN system on June 27 with the aim to highlight the important role of MSMEs (enterprises which generally employ less than 250 people) in the economies of both developed and developing countries. This year’s theme focused on the youth dimension of MSMEs.

  2. Event

    WESO Greening with Jobs

    11 June 2018

    This event is organized in preparation for the 2018 High-Level Political Forum. It will provide a brief on the new ILO report entitled, “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018 – Greening with Jobs”. It will also provide insights on the types of policy priorities being supported by governments and partner agencies in the UN system.

May 2018

  1. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    2 - 3 May 2018

    The event provides a platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, foundations, UN entities and beyond to explore collaboration on innovations that work for decent jobs for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

March 2018

  1. Event

    Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps

    9 March 2018

    The ILO estimates that rural women comprise a quarter of the world’s population. Women also make up 41 per cent of the world’s agricultural labour force, a ratio which rises to 49 per cent for low income countries.

February 2018

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    10th Social Protection Inter-agency Cooperation Board meeting

    7 - 8 February 2018

November 2017

  1. High-level launch event

    Launch of the engagement platform of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    29 November 2017

    The event brings together partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and other key youth employment actors to celebrate the launch of the online engagement platform, to present the Quality Apprenticeships Toolkit and to learn more about the ongoing work and opportunities for collaboration.

September 2017

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    High-level event on Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience

    20 September 2017

    Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the event is co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Spain and the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations.

  2. Event

    EPIC Launch at the UN General Assembly

    18 September 2017

    The high level launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) at the UN during the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly will bring together senior Government and UN officials, senior officials from other International Organizations, top business executives and leaders of trade unions and employers’ organizations, civil society and individuals that have been instrumental in promoting and implementing equal pay policies.

July 2017

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    High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    10 - 19 July 2017

    The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will focus on the theme of "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17.

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    International Day of Cooperatives

    2 July 2017

June 2017

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    World Day Against Child Labour

    12 June 2017

  2. Event

    106th Session of the International Labour Conference

    5 - 16 June 2017

  3. Event

    The Ocean Conference

    5 - 9 June 2017

    The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Conference will be co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden.

May 2017

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    ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up

    22 - 25 May 2017

  2. Event

    Shaping a brave new future of work

    15 May 2017

    The impact of rapid technological change is already being felt in labour markets, where increased demand for skilled workers has further exacerbated discrepancies in wages leading to higher levels of inequality.

  3. Event

    2nd Annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum)

    15 - 16 May 2017

    The UN Inter-Agency Task Team on STI for SDGs (IATT) was mandated to work with the 10 representatives from civil society, private sector and scientific community to prepare the STI Forum.

  4. Event

    ECOSOC Integration Segment

    8 - 10 May 2017