Events and meetings

February 2018

  1. Training Workshop: Alignment of strategic objectives and performance indicators for Skills Development to the international Human Resource Development (HRD) policy recommendations and experience of G20 countries

November 2017

  1. Jobs and Skills Mismatch – Job-rich growth for Sustainable Development

    On 27-28 November 2017, the Employment Policy Department will bring together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders to review and discuss on-going research on demand for jobs and bottlenecks in developed and developing countries.

October 2017

  1. WorldSkills Conference 2017: Skills strategies for a globalized world

    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.

September 2017

  1. Training workshop on ‘Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification’ methodology

  2. Technical Consultation on ‘Fundamentals of the G20 project and on guidance of the international HRD policy instruments for skills development’

    The 'Applying the G20 Training Strategy' project aims to strengthen regional and global knowledge-sharing on designing and implementing Skills Development policies and strategies enabling to ensure the enhancement of human capital development, growth of productivity and competitiveness through greater participation in and more equal access to skills training, employment, decent work and the improvement of livelihoods.

July 2017

  1. Book launch: "Investing in Skills for Inclusive Trade"

    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.

May 2017

  1. Inter-regional Technical Forum on Skills for Trade, Employability and Inclusive Growth

    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).

December 2016

  1. International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch

    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.

November 2016

  1. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP22

    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.

June 2016

  1. London Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training: 21 and 22 July 2016

    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.

December 2015

  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015: A Day for All

    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.

October 2015

  1. Filling the skills gaps and addressing the mismatches - What can business do?

    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.

April 2015

  1. National Conference on Strengthening Apprenticeship in Egypt, 27-28 April 2015, Cairo

November 2014

  1. Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

    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.

October 2014

  1. Breaking the vicious circle of disability and extreme poverty

    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.

September 2014

  1. What works on employment services for youth and why?

    Area of critical importance Jobs and Skills for youth knowledge-sharing workshop

June 2014

  1. 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”

November 2013

  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2013

    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.

June 2013

  1. ILO High-Level Panel on Skills for Competitiveness

    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.

April 2013

  1. Regional experts’ knowledge sharing workshop on upgrading informal apprenticeship