Events and meetings

March 2012

  1. Global Youth Consultations

    1 March - 31 May 2012

    The ILO held events in more than 40 countries around the world from March to May 2012 to hear young people’s views on the alarming youth employment situation.

February 2012

  1. Breaking ground: Partnerships for more and better jobs for young people

    27 February 2012

    An event co organized by the ILO, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) to strengthen the partnership between governments and the private sector in advancing youth employment and decent work.

  2. Webinar on Women’s Entrepreneurship Development: ILO experiences in assisting women entrepreneurs in starting-up a productive business with growth potential

    21 February 2012

    Tuesday 21 February 2012 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

  3. World Youth Report Launch Event

    6 February 2012

    To coincide with the 50th session of the Commission for Social Development, the Division for Social Policy and Development will hold a launch event for its World Youth Report: “Youth Employment: youth perspectives on the pursuit of decent work in changing times.”

January 2012

  1. Tailor Made Course on Value Chain Development

    1 January - 31 December 2012

    A one week tailor made course for project implementers and policy makers based on ITC-ILO's Value Chain Development training methodology.

December 2011

  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2011

    3 December 2011

    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.

November 2011

  1. Webinar on HIV and AIDS in the workplace: how companies can make the difference in prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS

    28 November 2011

    Monday 28 November 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

  2. The Global Development Agenda after the Great Recession of 2008-2009: Revisiting the Seoul Development Consensus - Employment Policy Department Knowledge-Sharing Conference

    21 November 2011

    The Employment Policy Department’s Knowledge-Sharing Conference was held on 21 November 2011 at ILO headquarters in Geneva. Its goal was to provide a forum for distinguished external experts to share their knowledge on the evolution of the global development agenda after the great recession of 2008-2009. By revisiting the framework of the Seoul Development Consensus, the conference sought to assess whether it should and could be implemented with greater vigour in the current economic context of the G20 countries. It was also a great opportunity to discuss how to build a new development framework by sharing different country case studies.

  3. Course on implementing labour principles in global supply chains

    14 November - 2 December 2011

October 2011

  1. Webinar on Eradicating Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains

    26 October 2011

    Wednesday 26 October 2011 - Webinar convened by the ILO and the UN Global Compact Office

  2. Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, Montreal (Canada)

    24 - 28 October 2011

  3. ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy, second edition

    24 - 28 October 2011

    The first training academy, organized by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC ILO), was held in October 2010 in Turin, Italy. Known as the "ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (SSE Academy)", this inter-regional training opportunity has gather together more than 70 practitioners and policy-makers from around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialists.

  4. Making the Strongest Links: Gender Sensitive Value Chain Analysis

    17 - 21 October 2011

  5. Washington launch of the book "Making Globalization Socially Sustainable" at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

    4 October 2011

    In collaboration with the International Labor Office (ILO), the Peterson Institute held a conference on October 4, 2011, to present key findings from the new ILO-WTO co-publication Making Globalization Socially Sustainable. The edited volume includes nine chapters by leading experts who assess how trade and labor market policies can be accommodated to make globalization socially sustainable. The program began with an introduction by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the Employment Sector of the ILO and former Minister of Trade of Costa Rica, and overview of the book presented by Marc Bacchetta (WTO) and Marion Jansen (ILO). This was followed by presentations of individual book chapters by their respective authors: John Haltiwanger, Margaret McMillan and William Milberg.

  6. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20

    3 - 5 October 2011

    The event placed a special focus in showcasing already successful projects of how water can be a major contributor to developing a green economy. At the end of the conference, UN-Water issued a draft best practice guide to actions, instruments and policies to progress towards a green economy for sustainable development and poverty eradication. The ILO participated and contributed to the conference.

September 2011

  1. Pro-employment macroeconomic frameworks, sectoral strategies for employment creation and the informal economy - Employment Policy Department Knowledge-Sharing Workshop

    20 - 23 September 2011

    The Employment Policy Department’s 2011 annual retreat took place between the 20th and 23rd of September at the ILO premises in Geneva. Its goal was to share knowledge on progress made in five key work areas of the department: pro-employment macroeconomic frameworks, youth employment, sectoral strategies for employment creation, national employment policy formulation and research frontiers on the informal economy.

  2. Launch of the joint ILO-WTO publication: Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

    20 September 2011

    Globalization is widely seen as a powerful engine that has the potential to promote growth and development. For many years, however, concerns have also been raised about the effects of globalization on jobs and wages. This has led to questions about the social sustainability of globalization.With the aim of contributing to the elaboration of relevant policy proposals, The International Labour Office and the World Trade Organization are jointly undertaking a book project with the title “Making Globalization Socially Sustainable”.

  3. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification in Macedonia: Enhancing local skills policies for the tourism and agro processing sectors Workshop.

    14 - 15 September 2011

    A workshop with representatives from relevant government and education institutions as well as employers' and workers' representatives from the respective sectors was organized in Skopje in September 2011 to discuss and validate initial findings of conducted analysises and promote skills dialogue among stakeholders.

  4. Innovations in Public Employment Programmes International Course

    12 - 30 September 2011

    Organized by ILO-ITC, in collaboration with the Employment- Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP)

  5. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification in Bangladesh: The Case of Agro Food and Pharmaceuticals Workshops

    8 September - 8 December 2011

    Workshops with representatives from relevant government and education institutions as well as employers' and workers' representatives from the respective sectors were organized in Dhaka in September and December 2011 to discuss and validate initial findings and promote skills dialogue among stakeholders.