Events and meetings
Fostering Green Business Growth
20 November - 1 December 2023
Environmental challenges, including climate change, are changing the way businesses work, either because they are forced to or because they proactively seek to. Green businesses are more profitable and future proof. They save scarce resources, help maintain healthy ecosystems, minimize pollution and waste, limit greenhouse emissions, and provide green goods and services that enable more responsible consumption patterns.
Conference and Study tour: Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia
14 - 15 November 2023
The ILO will organize a conference and study tour as part of the strengthening the social and solidarity economy in Asia – phase 2 project on 14-15 November 2023.
International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence
6 - 10 November 2023
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.
My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative: Training of Trainers, 9 October - 31 December 2023
9 October - 31 December 2023
My.COOP is a training package and programme on the management of agricultural cooperatives.
Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices
14 August - 22 September 2023
This course is designed to give participants full flexibility over their learning journey. It will enable participants to understand the relevant concepts but also to enter into an exchange with follow students and ILO experts to share their country experiences and needs. The course will allow participants to become leaders on green jobs within their institutional and country context.
International Conference on Statistics of Cooperative – Measuring Cooperatives and Beyond
30 June 2023
The ILO will host an international conference on statistics of cooperatives, as part of the cooperative statistics component of the Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Knowledge Base project.
Responsible business conduct and forced labour: Understanding the elimination of forced labour and ILO core conventions for effective human rights due diligence
19 June - 7 July 2023
This course will provide tools for enterprises, stakeholders and policy makers to become allies in the fight against forced labour, understanding ILO core conventions and what these conventions entail for enterprises under the lens of Responsible Business Conduct and the ILO MNE Declaration.
Skills for a Greener Future
29 May - 9 July 2023
This online course strengthens the capacity of policy-makers, social partners, training providers and civil society organizations, from both developed and developing countries, to understand the role of skills development policies in advancing the sustainable transition to a greener future and formulate and implement strategies that contribute to improving the employability of women and men in emerging green industries.
Promoting Green Jobs in a Circular Economy
15 May - 2 June 2023
This course will enable participants to understand the labour and economic aspects related to the transition towards a circular economy in their respective countries and communities. Participants will thus be prepared to actively shape the transition to a greener, job rich and socially just economy. The course will allow participants to become leaders on harnessing the emerging opportunities related to the circular economy and will enhance their professional profile by acquiring new skills with an increasing demand in the future.
Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development
15 - 19 May 2023
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).
Employment policies for social justice
11 - 12 May 2023
The 2023 Symposium, organized in partnership with the European Commission's (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC), focuses on the theme of employment policies and social justice. The Symposium will highlight the latest thinking on how integrated national employment policies tailored to the circumstances of countries promote inclusive transitions and social justice.
Financial education and social justice - how we deliver on the ILO mandate
27 April 2023
On 27 April 2023, the ILO's Social Finance Programme organized the webinar "Financial education and social justice - how we deliver on the ILO mandate".
Outreach strategies - how to bring financial education to our target groups
20 April 2023
On 20 April 2023, the ILO's Social Finance Programme organized the webinar "Outreach strategies: how to bring financial education to our target groups".
Financial Education month
1 - 27 April 2023
During April 2023, the ILO's Social Finance Programme will showcase their work on financial education. Through blog posts, articles, video testimonials and webinars, you will learn more about financial education from colleagues and partners, certified financial education trainers and beneficiaries in the field.
Scaling inclusive property insurance: Findings from market research in Kenya
14 December 2022
On 14 December 2022, the ILO's Social Finance Programme organized the webinar "Scaling inclusive property insurance: Findings from market research in Kenya".
Accelerating Progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals through the Social and Solidarity Economy
14 December 2022
The ILO will co-organize the session on “Accelerating Progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals through the Social and Solidarity Economy” as part of the ESCAP’s Business Innovation for the Sustainable development Goals Forum on 13-14 December 2022.
Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Value Chain Development: Learnings and Guidance
8 December 2022
Value chain development and gender equality: two goals that are deeply intertwined, yet often understood separately by international development organisations.
Financial education: training of trainers and ILO certification
5 - 16 December 2022
ILO COOP presents on “Decent Work and the Social and Solidarity Economy” pre-conference event of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
2 December 2022
The Japan Society for International Development (JASID), SSE Research Group Solidaridad Japan, and ILO Office for Japan will hold an event on "Decent Work and the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)" on December 2, 2022 between 18.00 and 19.30 prior to the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) 33rd national conference.
Business Day Dialogue on SME resilience in the tourism sector: How to fully realize South Africa’s potential as a tourism destination
30 November 2022
Within the framework of the Resilient and Sustainable Enterprises in Tourism (RESET) project, the Business Day Dialogue explored the pressing challenges to MSME resilience in South Africa’s tourism sector, and the role that business member organizations and public sector can play in promoting resilience.