Meetings and Events

April 2013

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

    28 April 2013

    The World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2013 focuses on the prevention of occupational diseases.

  2. Training course "Promoting labour standards through Corporate Social Responsibility - instruments and Practices"

    22 - 26 April 2013

    By analysing international frameworks and trends on corporate social responsibility, this training aims to strengthen the capacity to promote international labour standards and apply them in the framework of corporate social responsibility.

  3. Industrial relations and social dialogue in Europe 2012

    15 - 16 April 2013

    A conference organized by the European Commission in Budapest on 15 and 16 April 2013, with the participation of ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  4. Training "Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and human trafficking"

    15 - 19 April 2013

    This course, organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, will train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. It will introduce forced labour indicators and address different stages of the investigative process, such as victim interviews and gathering evidence, with a focus on the pre-trial phase. The course will focus on forced labour occurring in the private economy (including textile, agriculture, domestic work sectors).

  5. 9th European Regional Meeting

    8 - 11 April 2013

    The 9th European Regional Meeting (ERM) will provide the space for governments and worker and employer organisations, from across Europe and Central Asia to discuss the response to the economic and jobs crisis in a diverse and complex region: creating job-rich growth, promoting quality jobs through social dialogue, tackling youth unemployment and demographic challenges, promoting labour standards and policy coherence.

March 2013

  1. Breakfast debate: "Personal and household services: inclusion of workers and job opportunities within the formal economy"

    28 March 2013

    The debate was organized by Edenred and Toute l’ in Brussels on 28 March 2013. It focused on different topics such as the risks of a shadow economy, the solutions to create jobs within a formalized framework, the positive impact for governments to invest in such measures, aspects of decent work, ways of including domestic workers within society and of tackling risks of poverty, the support to personal and care services and access to quality and affordable social services for all.

February 2013

  1. Caritas Europa High-Level Conference: "The Growing Crisis in Europe. Is the EU capable of an effective response?"

    21 February 2013

    Caritas Europa is organizing a discussion with high-level EU Officials and Civil Society experts about the future direction of the EU's response to the crisis.

  2. Inaugural Edward Phelan Lecture by Guy Ryder

    14 February 2013

    The National University of Ireland is organizing an Inaugural Edward Phelan Lecture. Guy Ryder will hold the lecture, describing the life and work of Edward Phelan, who was not only the fourth Director of the ILO in 1941, and Director General under its new constitution in 1946, but also the innovator of the ILO 'tripartite' formula.

  3. Eurofound Foundation Forum 2013

    14 - 15 February 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder will address the Eurofound Foundation Forum on 'Social and employment policies for a fair and competitive Europe' in Dublin, Ireland.

  4. Delegation Port of Durban on study trip to Flanders/the Netherlands for ILO project “Promotion of Decent Work in the South African Transport Sector”

    3 - 8 February 2013

    From 3 to 8 February 2012, the Social and Economic Council of Flanders (SERV) is hosting a delegation of the social partners of the South African Port of Durban for a study trip to different ports in Flanders and the Netherlands. The study trip to the Netherlands is hosted by the Dutch trade union FNV. It feeds into the ILO project “Promotion of Decent Work in the South African Transport Sector” co-funded by the Flemish and Dutch governments.