Events and meetings

November 2020

  1. Productivity & Working Conditions in SMEs: A Course for Policy Makers

    30 November - 4 December 2020

    The ITCILO/OECD/ILO training course: Productivity & Working Conditions in SMEs enhances the skills of policy makers and practitioners to assess and design policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs.

  2. ILO COOP 100 Symposium

    16 - 17 November 2020

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit (COOP), the ILO aims to bring together scholars and practitioners working with governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for a two-day international symposium.

October 2020

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

    19 - 23 October 2020

    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.

August 2020

  1. SUMMER SCHOOL ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

    3 - 14 August 2020

    The world of work looks different every day. These changes - driven by technological innovation, demographics, climate change, and globalization - are unprecedented in their scale, speed, and depth. They are already radically reshaping the ways in which people work and live. This Summer School aims to stimulate innovative dialogues, training, capacity-building support and knowledge management connected to the Future of Work.

July 2020

  1. BOULDER MICROFINANCE, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL FINANCE TRAINING PROGRAMMES

    20 - 31 July 2020

    The Boulder Microfinance Training Programme, offered by the Boulder Institute of Microfinance at the International Training Centre of the ILO, is a two-week immersion experience, with over 20 courses to choose from. Participants are able to explore and debate issues currently facing the industry with a global network of peers and experts from MFIs, donors agencies, investors, central banks, ministries of finance, development organizations and other institutions.

June 2020

  1. IMPACT INSURANCE ACADEMY

    29 June - 3 July 2020

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from more than twelve years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility. By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for participants and experts from all over the world to discuss ways of developing inclusive insurance

  2. GREEN JOBS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES

    15 June - 14 August 2020

    This distance learning 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 towards the design and implementation of green jobs policies, programmes and projects.

  3. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    15 - 19 June 2020

    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).

  4. ENTERPRISE FORMALIZATION: POLICIES AND PRACTICES

    8 - 12 June 2020

    This course enhances the capacity of policy-makers and practitioners to formulate, implement and/or evaluate enterprise formalization measures through effective diagnostic analysis and better understanding of concepts and strategies for facilitating the transition of enterprises to the formal sector.

  5. MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR CONSULTING AND TRAINING PROVIDERS

    1 - 5 June 2020

    The aim of this 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 the performance of their companies, firms or departments dealing with consultancy and training. They will be able to upgrade their professional standards and practices, and prepare a strategy for improving the sustainability of the unit they are managing.

May 2020

  1. MANAGING A JUST TRANSITION TO ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES AND SOCIETIES

    11 - 15 May 2020

    The international community is prepared to combat climate change and transition to a low-carbon future. It’s time for concrete action. In this course, participants learn how to support the transition to sustainable economies and societies, at the institutional and individual levels. Are you ready to play your part in the green transition? Join us for this dynamic and important course.

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

    11 - 15 May 2020

    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

    4 May - 10 July 2020

    The ILO Entrepreneurship Trainers Academy is the first Trainers Academy offering participants the possibility of becoming certified trainers in three key ILO entrepreneurship training packages. The Academy combines intense training of trainers on both content- and methodological issues, and cannot be missed by any trainer working for a public or private institution striving to make a real difference in the lives of new or existing entrepreneurs. It is based on the most recent versions of SIYB and GET Ahead and the newly launched Financial Education package.

April 2020

  1. MARKET-BASED LIVELIHOOD INTERVENTIONS FOR REFUGEES AND HOST COMMUNITIES

    20 - 24 April 2020

    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. It applies the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and draws upon the experiences and lessons learnt from the ILO-UNHCR collaboration as well as from ILO projects implementing the approach in different countries.

  2. Training course on Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees and host communities

    20 - 24 April 2020

    Registrations are currently open

  3. ILO COOP 100 Webinar II - Advancing gender equality through cooperatives

    6 - 27 April 2020

    On 27 April 2020, the ILO will hold the second in a series of webinars as part of the Centenary of its Cooperatives Unit.

March 2020

  1. E-Discussion: Continuing online learning and skills development in times of the COVID-19 crisis

    27 March - 9 April 2020

    This discussion aims to share and discuss how to maintain continued learning and skills building for students and workers in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic which we all now face.

  2. ILO COOP Centenary Launch Webinar

    23 March 2020

    A webinar to launch the 100th Anniversary of the ILO's Cooperatives Unit will be held on the actual date when the decision to establish the Section of Co-operation was adopted during the third session of the ILO's Governing Body in 1920.

  3. CUSTOMER CENTRICITY FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION: CREATING AND DELIVERING VALUE (NEW)

    9 - 13 March 2020

    This new course invites financial and non-financial actors to adopt a customer-centric approach to addressing various challenges of financial inclusion. The course will examine the business case for customer centricity as well as the process through which organizations can become more customer-centric, generating value for themselves as well as the customers they aim to serve.

January 2020

  1. Training Webinar: Employer-Supported Solutions for Childcare

    15 January 2020