Meetings and events

February 2013

  1. South-South exchange Sub-regional Workshop on strategies for universal health coverage

    20 - 22 February 2013

    Between 20th and 22nd February, as part of an on-going ILO South-South cooperation project, line ministers from Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal will participate in a sub-regional conference on strategies to promote and extend universal health coverage. The conference is co-hosted by the World Health Organization, and will provide an opportunity for government representatives, who are currently developing strategies to extend health coverage as part of establishing social protection floors, to learn from the experiences of two other countries in the South: India and Thailand.

  2. Master in Occupational Safety and Health

    3 February - 22 March 2013

    The general objective of the course is to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for dealing effectively with safety and health management in the enterprise. The course has been specifically designed for hygienists, physicians, chemists, engineers, inspectors, practitioners and civil servants with a university degree but without previous specialization in OSH, who are working, or wish to work, as OSH specialists.

March 2012

  1. Social Health Protection: addressing inequities in access to health care. Pre-course e-learning

    12 - 23 March 2012

    The course will identify inequities in effective access and main causes, review the importance of universal access to health care in crisis and post crisis situations, issues related to the feasibility of introducing a scheme and planning for implementation; designing the appropriate contribution levels and benefi ts, monitoring the provision of services and ensuring the sound governance and fi nancing of the scheme. Executives, managers, planners, financial officers and other professionals of healthcare and health insurance schemes, both in governments and non-governmental sectors.

January 2012

  1. Civil Society Forum "The Social Protection Floor Initiative"

    31 January 2012

    The NGO Committee for Social Development invites you to the Civil Society Forum. Co-sponsored by United Nations’ DESA’s Division of Social Policy and Development & Freidrich-Ebert-Stiftung. “The Social Protection Floor Initiative”: Universal access to basic social protection and social services is necessary to break the cycle of poverty and reduce inequality and social exclusion. A basic social protection floor is affordable; its benefits need to be weighed against the potentially high human, social and economic costs of not investing in social protection.

  2. Fourth Inter-agency Technical Meeting on the Social Protection Floor Initiative

    30 January 2012

    The fourth Inter-agency Technical Meeting on the Social Protection Floor Initiative is taking place January 30, 2012 at UNICEF House in New York.

  3. International Conference on Universal Health Coverage

    24 - 28 January 2012

    The Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2012 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, during the week of 24-28 January 2012. Sponsored by the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation and co-sponsored by other global partners, such as the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, the conference will focus on the extension of universal health coverage. The participants will discuss issues such as: the need to position universal health coverage in the global and national development agendas; the necessity to identify factors contributing to the success of health financing reforms; and the opportunity to review and share experiences among various countries at different stages of development.