News and events on global supply chains

August 2021

  1. Decent work along the supply chains: Nurturing women’s entrepreneurship in Nepal

    03 August 2021

    A step towards formalization of women-led, small and micro home-based enterprises in Nepal’s supply chains helps business and workers alike.

June 2021

  1. Investment facilitation, sustainable development and building back better

    7 June - 2 July 2021

    This four-weeks course provides practical guidance to investment promotion agencies and other institutions with a mandate in investment promotion and facilitation to enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs and to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is run jointly by World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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

    18 October - 12 November 2021

    Online 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.

  3. Massive Online Open Course - Business and Decent Work: How enterprises contribute to achieve decent work for all (SDG 8)

    6 September - 15 October 2021

May 2021

  1. Report highlights need for gender equality in Asia’s garment sector

    06 May 2021

    A new ILO report 'Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector' examines the status and trends relating to women and gender dynamics in Asia’s garment sector while providing a roadmap for action to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

February 2021

  1. Vision Zero Fund High Level Forum - 2021 and Beyond: Collective Action for Safe and Healthy Supply Chains

    23 - 25 February 2021

November 2020

  1. Business Upgrading for Gender-Responsive Value Chains

    19 November 2020

October 2020

  1. Putting Nexus into Practice: Using and Developing Markets to Promote Livelihoods and Decent Work in Fragile Contexts

    21 October 2020

    How ILO and UNHCR Went from Talk to Walk Using a Joint Approach for Inclusive Market Systems

  2. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2021

    Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impact ripples through supply chain

    21 October 2020

    Collapsing consumer demand, government lockdown measures and disruptions to raw material imports have taken their toll on the Asia Pacific garment industry, says a new ILO report.

  3. Labour standards in Global Supply Chains - How to meet them to become more competitive and sustainable

    15 October 2020 - 31 May 2024

    The course helps SMEs to explore the content of international labour standards and codes of conduct for suppliers, discover ways to improve their adherence to international principles and compliance with national legislation and corporate codes, and understand that respecting workers' rights and improving working conditions can be part of a competitive business strategy.