Past events

September 2021

  1. UNGA 76

    High-level Meeting on Financing for Development in the context of COVID-19 and beyond: Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty eradication

    28 September 2021

    The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, together with the International Labour Organization under the aegis of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), will convene a meeting of Heads of State and Government on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication.

  2. UNGA 76 - Side event

    Sustainable Development Goals Action Zone - Social Protection and Jobs

    22 September 2021

    COVID-19 has splintered the cracks in our systems and turned them into canyons. With global unemployment expected to stand at 205 million in 2022, compounded by the fact that social protection benefits are failing to reach more than half the global population, inequalities are on the rise. Reforms on basic incomes, universal health care, and reinforced labor regulations are an urgent necessity. In conversation with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, we will explore how change in working conditions and social protection can be realized and what the path out of the crisis needs to look like for the global labor market.

July 2021

  1. High-Level Political Forum

    High-Level Political Forum 2021

    6 - 15 July 2021

    The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2021 is held from July 6 to July 15 2021 in a hybrid format in New York. Its theme this year is "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development". With SDG 8 under review this year, the ILO has developed a brief overview of progress and setbacks related to the SDG 8 indicators.

June 2021

  1. Event

    Together to End Child Labour: A high-level event to mark the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    11 June 2021

May 2021

  1. STI Forum

    Advancing Decent Work through Digital Wage Payments

    5 May 2021

    Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals 2021 Side Event

April 2021

  1. ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development

    Financing COVID-19 recovery for a green, purple, and digital transition that leaves no one behind

    13 April 2021

    Joint Side Event: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations, ILO, UNCTAD and UNDP

  2. ECOSOC Youth Forum

    Prospering and Thriving (SDG1 and SDG8)

    7 April 2021

  3. ECOSOC Youth Forum

    Side-Event: Climate Action for Decent Jobs for Youth

    6 April 2021

    A Decade of Action: Building a Resilient Recovery Side-event at the ECOSOC Youth Forum

February 2021

  1. World Day of Social Justice 2021

    A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy

    23 February 2021

    Join the online commemoration event organized by the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Event

    Social protection floors for a just transition to the green and digital economy

    10 February 2021

    Side event during the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development. Organized by the Government of Switzerland, in collaboration with the ILO and partners of Universal Social Protection 2030.

December 2020

  1. #UNGASS

    Special Session of the General Assembly in Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

    3 December 2020

    High-level dialogue with world leaders, UN principals - including ILO Director General- and other stakeholders on the impacts of the pandemic on people, societies and economies and the multifaceted, coordinated response required to address this crisis.

November 2020

  1. COVID-19

    Leaving no one behind and building back better from COVID-19: The Future of Work in LDCs

    19 November 2020

    Organized by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (UN-OHRLLS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

October 2020

  1. UNGA75 - Second Committee

    Disaster Risk-Informed and Resilient COVID-19 Recovery

    15 October 2020

    Organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS (OHRLLS), and UN Women

September 2020

  1. UNGA75

    High-Level Side Event on COVID-19 and Maritime Crew Changes: A humanitarian, safety, and economic crisis

    24 September 2020

    On the occasion of World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, the ILO and the United Nations Global Compact, collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers' Federation, bring together heads of UN agencies, governments, multinational corporations, and shipowner and seafarer representatives, to discuss the present crisis and raise awareness for the important and unsung role of seafarers.

  2. UNGA75

    The Future of Work: Digital Skills and Decent Jobs for Youth

    22 September 2020

    The multi-stakeholder dialogue, The Future of Work: Digital Skills and Decent Jobs for Youth, convened as part of the SDG Action Zone at the UNGA High-Level week, will bring together youth representatives, Microsoft Philanthropies and the ILO to discuss how new technologies can enable an economic recovery that boosts youth employment in support of the realization of the SDGs.

  3. UNGA75

    Protecting Jobs: Decent Work Solutions for a Just Transition

    22 September 2020

    The inter generational dialogue "Protecting Jobs: Decent Work Solutions for a Just Transition", convened under the SDG Action Zone, will bring together youth representatives from the Secretary-General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate and the Principals of ILO, IOE and ITUC, to discuss a green COVID-19 recovery and the urgent need for just transition strategies.

  4. UNGA75

    International Equal Pay Day 2020: Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity

    18 September 2020

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is hosting a virtual global Call to Action encouraging all labour market actors to take the necessary steps to ensure that equal pay is at the heart of recovery efforts worldwide.

  5. UNGA75

    ILO at the 75th UN General Assembly

    15 September - 1 October 2020

    The pandemic is not the only issue the world faces. Inequality, climate change, poverty, hunger, armed conflict and other ills remain global challenges. The ILO is engaged in a series of events shaping the General Assembly’s work on the global challenges facing the world today.

July 2020

  1. World Youth Skills Day

    Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    15 July 2020

June 2020

  1. UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

    Foundations of Sustainability: How can Global Business use the Ten Principles to Navigate Recovery from the Pandemic

    16 June 2020