Events and meetings

May 2021

  1. Enterprise formalization: policy and practices

    10 - 21 May 2021

January 2021

  1. Research forum: Technology and the Transition from Informal to Formal Economy

    18 - 19 January 2021

    The ILO and UN-ESCAP are leading a research project and South-South learning exchange on the topic of technology as a tool to facilitate the transition from informal to formal employment. Policy innovations (simplified to ”e-formality”) will be discussed over the course of a two-day online Research Forum with the aim of facilitating mutual learning, peer review and setting an agenda for a longer-term research and knowledge sharing.

December 2020

  1. Learning webinar: Work-life integration: Successful workplace practices in the “new normal”

    16 December 2020

  2. Effectiveness of Business Training: how can we design, implement and measure better?

    3 December 2020

    The ILO's Small and Medium Enterprises Unit organized a webinar in which David McKenzie, Lead Economist at the World Bank, discussed evidence of the effectiveness of enterprise training programmes.

  3. ILO COOP 100 Webinar V – “SSE momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work during Covid-19 pandemic”

    3 December 2020

November 2020

  1. Greening with jobs learning forum

    30 November - 4 December 2020

    This Forum provides an opportunity to share good practices, knowledge and experiences and be inspired to create sustainable and decent work opportunities in sectors with high potential for green jobs creation, such as building and construction, waste management, and agriculture. The event brings together experts and practitioners involved at local, sectoral, national and global level in interventions aimed at harnessing the transformative potential of the green economy.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO COOP 100 Symposium

    16 - 17 November 2020

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit (COOP), the ILO brought together policy makers, researchers and practitioners working with cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for a two-day international symposium.

October 2020

  1. UNTFSSE virtual event – “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post Covid-19?” within the framework of GSEF Global 2020 Virtual Forum

    21 October 2020

  2. Fostering green business growth

    19 - 30 October 2020

    Green businesses save scarce resources, help maintain healthy ecosystems, minimize pollution and waste, limit greenhouse emissions, and provide green goods and services to enable more responsible consumption patterns. Green businesses are vital for a development model that delivers a triple bottom-line of prosperity, planet and people. Many entrepreneurs worldwide have understood that going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too!

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

    19 October - 13 November 2020

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Working Time- Improving health, safety and productivity though working time schedules

    15 October 2020 - 31 May 2024

    Violations of overtime laws have been identified as a major issue in many factories that participate in global supply chains. Excessive working time, is also associated with increased injuries, stress and fatigue that leads to errors in work and lower productivity. The ILO has developed an on-line training module that explains the issues and offers practical solutions to addressing excessive working time in the workplace.

September 2020

  1. Mapping Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    22 September 2020

    This conference will discuss policies to strengthen social and solidarity economy in South Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.

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.

  2. High-level Political Forum - PAGE: Green Economy & COVID-19 Recovery: Implications for the Decade of Action on SDGs

    13 July 2020

    The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is hosting a side event at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on 13 July at 8am New York time (2pm Geneva time).

  3. UNTFSSE virtual event: “What role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the post COVID-19 crisis recovery?”

    10 July 2020

    Speakers from UNTFSSE member organizations will reflect on roles of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in a “better recovery” from COVID-19.

  4. ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action on the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Cooperatives

    3 July 2020

    On the eve of the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), the ILO will hold the third in a series of webinars as part of the Centenary of its Cooperatives Unit, focusing on this year's theme of the IDC - Cooperatives for Climate Action.

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