Events and meetings

October 2019

  1. International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

    21 - 25 October 2019

    This five-day course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including due diligence related to labour rights) and how those principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations.

September 2019

  1. 10th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    5 - 14 September 2019

August 2019

  1. Summer Academy on the Future of Work

    12 - 23 August 2019

    For its 100th anniversary, the ILO is inviting young people from all over the world for a Summer Academy and Global Debate on the Future of Work.

July 2019

  1. Impact Insurance Academy

    8 - 12 July 2019

    The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility works to enable the insurance sector, governments and their partners to embrace impact insurance as a way of reducing households' vulnerability, promoting stronger enterprises and facilitating better public policies.

June 2019

  1. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    17 - 21 June 2019

    This five-day course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs. The course is run jointly by WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

    10 June - 14 May 2019

    This course will provide a conceptual framework for the creation of more and better jobs through the transition to sustainable and clean energy. It will equip participants with the knowledge and understanding of the employment creation potential and the skills required for a transition to sustainable and clean energy and the skills required, as well as concrete strategies for decent work promotion in the sector, from both public and private-sector perspectives. This will include the sharing of national experiences and approaches to managing sustainable energy transitions in rural and urban areas.

  3. Management course for consulting and training providers

    3 - 7 June 2019

    The aim of this new course is to create a space in which consulting and training professionals (working primarily in development, and specifically - in the micro and small-enterprise development sector) can learn how to improve performance of their companies, firms or departments dealing with consultancy and training.

May 2019

  1. Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

    13 - 17 May 2019

    This course seeks to strengthen institutional and individual capacities to support a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies. Participants will acquire knowledge and tools to help them understand the sustainable development framework, in particular the link between environmental challenges and the world of work. It will focus on the ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition: a framework and practical tool for tackling the employment and social dimensions of sustainable development, climate change and other environmental challenges.

  2. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    13 - 17 May 2019

    This five-day course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

  3. ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy

    6 May - 13 December 2019

    The Academy offers participants the opportunity to become certified trainers in some of the key ILO entrepreneurship training packages. It also offers a new certification track on financial education.

April 2019

  1. Short supply chains for rural development

    8 - 12 April 2019

    This course will familiarize participants with best practice in sustainable tourism with special emphasis on the topic of short rural supply chains.

  2. Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

    8 - 18 April 2019

    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.

  3. Making microfinance work: managing product diversification

    1 - 5 April 2019

    This training programme will help microfinance institutions to diversify their product portfolio in a strategic and cost-effective manner.

March 2019

  1. GAIN Webinar 5 (in Spanish): Empleos Verdes en Latinoamérica: ¿Cuál es la situación y qué herramientas nos permiten avanzar hacia una Transición Justa?

    26 March 2019

    Como indica el título, la sesión pretende, primero de todo, evaluar la situación de los empleos verdes en América Latina, así como su relación con el crecimiento verde y la sostenibilidad. En segundo lugar, se proponen como herramientas para la Transición Justa (i) una metodología desarrollada por GAIN (Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network) que permite cuantificar el efecto de políticas verdes en el empleo, y (ii) el papel de la cooperación Sur-Sur Triangular. El Webinar cuenta con 4 conferenciantes expertos en el tema y tiene una duración de 1h y 15 minutos. Finalmente, no únicamente se pretende exponer los puntos anteriores, sino también fomentar un espacio de debate, por lo cual el Webinar contará con un período de 10/15 minutos dedicado a preguntas y respuestas. Se invita a todo aquél interesado en sostenibilad, crecimiento verde, y el mundo del trabajo, a participar como oyente y también como agente activo de la discusión.

  2. Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

    18 March - 17 May 2019

    This course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to explore green jobs concepts and emerging practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and best practices, participants are introduced to the labour-market implications of the transition to greener and more sustainable economies. The action-oriented curriculum is structured to promote the design and implementation of green jobs policies, programmes and projects

  3. Senior entrepreneurs and business start-ups: Policies and best practices

    18 - 20 March 2019

    Seniors starting up their own businesses and retired entrepreneurs mentoring young would-be entrepreneurs: this course will expose participants to best practices in this field.

January 2019

  1. PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019: Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies

    10 - 11 January 2019

    Being hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, the Third PAGE Ministerial Conference will take place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from 10 to 11 January 2019, and highlight and celebrate drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship through inclusivity in advancing green industries for a better and more sustainable future for all.

December 2018

  1. SME Productivity: a course for policy makers

    17 - 21 December 2018

    This training course aims to enhance the skills of policy makers and practitioners in assessing and designing policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs.

  2. Localizing SDGs: Co-creating eco-systems for social innovation at the local level

    3 - 7 December 2018

    This course provides local policy makers and their public and private partners with the necessary insights to promote social innovation in a local context, deal with some of the stumbling blocks, and ensure desirable social and labour market outcomes.

  3. Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

    3 - 7 December 2018

    Private Sector Development is widely recognised to be a vital tool for societies to transition from conflict to peaceful development. The training course is based on the DCED framework to design and implement PSD interventions in a conflict-sensitive way, and understand the linkages and contribution of PSD to all aspects of peacebuilding and development.