Conference themes include: the globalization of skills and careers in an increasingly digitized world; jobs and skills mismatch; labour force mobility and the constraints of existing qualifications; skills development in cities, and; combating gender inequality in skills. The session on Jobs and Skills mismatch is being organized in partnership with the ILO.
This publication, co-published by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), is to be launched at the WTO on 4 July. Building on previous collaboration between the WTO and the ILO, this publication focuses on the linkages between trade and skills and between trade and skills development policies.
Sharing knowledge and lessons learned from implementing the ILO Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme and applying the G20 Training Strategy. The Forum will be hosted by the International Labour Organization in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
This conference aimed to deepen understanding of the labour market effects of various types of skill mismatch and how they can be best measured in different country contexts. It included ILO research and also presented the work of other partner international organizations.
The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016. This twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) follows the adoption in 2015 of the Paris Agreement on climate change at COP21.
What difference does it make when employers work with education and training providers? How can employer engagement best be delivered? The London conference on employer engagement in education and training, co-hosted by the Education and Employers Task Force and the Edge Foundation, with support from the UK Department for Education Business, Innovation and Skills and Barclays Life Skills, aims to focus attention on these questions.
This year’s theme “A Day for All” gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities in our families, workplaces, schools and communities. It is also a day to reaffirm our commitment toward embracing diversity in our lives, and to celebrate and welcome disability as part of human diversity.
This one hour webinar with ILO experts on skills and employability will explore the contribution of enterprises to building a skilled workforce in their countries of operations. The discussion will focus on common challenges companies face in developing and implementing a skills and employability policy and practical examples of private sector engagement in skills systems.
For people with disabilities who are of working age, the rapid progress in information and communications technology (ICT) and assistive technology offer ever-increasing opportunities to participate in the world of work.
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.
Area of critical importance Jobs and Skills for youth knowledge-sharing workshop
Media Advisory: ILO and the Zambia Federation of Employers to organize first roundtable discussion under the theme “Unlocking the potential: A Zambia Business Roundtable on Disability and Employment”
The Day is observed each year on 3 December to encourage better understanding of issues facing people with disabilities, and mobilize support for their quest for dignity, rights and full inclusion in society. This year's theme - Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society and development for all - provides an opportunity to further awareness of disability and the removal of all types of barriers - attitudinal, physical, social, economic and cultural - to realizing the full and equal participation of disabled persons in all spheres of society - education and training at the workplace and in politics, the arts and social activities in general.
The side event, organized by the ILO at the WTO Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade on 9 July in Geneva, provided an opportunity for sharing research findings and policy approaches on the role of skills development in translating trade openness into sustainable growth of productive and decent work. Diverse research and survey data show that many firms rank finding adequately skilled workers as a major constraint to their business. New research from the WTO documented that, in particular, such difficulties impede small and medium sized enterprises from connecting to and benefitting from global value chains.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - Webinar convened by the ILO, the UN Global Compact Office and G3ICT
This year’s theme is “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all”. It provides an opportunity to address the exclusion of persons with disabilities by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes that the existence of barriers constitutes a central component of disability. Under the Convention, disability is an evolving concept that “results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.”
Observed on the 3rd of December each year, the day aims to encourage better understanding of disability issues. This year’s theme is “Together for a better world for all: including persons with disabilities in development”. It seeks to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their communities in development efforts.
Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on Skills for Employment: Good Practices and Effective Institutions to Bridge Education, Training and Decent Work
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a two-day workshop on skills for employment as part of the G20 Training Strategy to support strong, sustainable and balanced growth.