Events and meetings

October 2021

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

    18 October - 12 November 2021

    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.

  2. Fostering Green Business Growth

    4 - 15 October 2021

    This course provides both a conceptual and practical overview of the policies and instruments countries have at their disposition to support SMEs going green, boosting innovation and ensuring that their SME stays ahead of competition.

September 2021

  1. Massive Online Open Course - Business and Decent Work: How enterprises contribute to achieve decent work for all (SDG 8)

    6 September - 15 October 2021

June 2021

  1. Are we there yet? Digitalization and small businesses

    28 June 2021

    Dialogue with representatives from ILO, IOE, KAS, HIIG | Digital Platforms & Entrepreneurship, UNCTAD, Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Catholic University of Uruguay

  2. Financing Decent Work

    28 June - 23 July 2021

    Join Social Finance and the ITCILO in June and July for the second edition of the “Financing Decent Work” online course. During the training, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to engage in national consultations on SDG finance. You will also become an advocate for the inclusion of Decent Work considerations in national financing strategies and their successful implementation.

  3. UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit

    15 - 16 June 2021

    Business leaders, government officials, civil society leaders, academia and more gather from around the world for a 26-hour virtual summit.

  4. Investment facilitation, sustainable development and building back better

    7 June - 2 July 2021

    This four-weeks course provides practical guidance to investment promotion agencies and other institutions with a mandate in investment promotion and facilitation to enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs and to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is run jointly by World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

May 2021

  1. E-learning Course on Skills for a Greener Future

    31 May - 9 July 2021

    This course strengthens the capacity of participants 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.

  2. What works for sustainability in entrepreneurship training delivery?

    26 May 2021

  3. South-South Knowledge Sharing Forum on "What works in e-formalization for Asia and the Pacific"

    18 - 20 May 2021

    The Knowledge Sharing Forum provides a platform for tripartite constituents in selected countries in Asia and the Pacific to engage in guided discussions on the potential of digital technologies to contribute to a transition to formality. The Forum will be guided by the principles of South-South and triangular cooperation, and favour peer learning and cross-country exchanges. It will serve as a kick-off to a longer-term research and knowledge-sharing programme.

  4. Global Academy on the Green Economy

    10 - 21 May 2021

    New 4th edition of the virtual Global Academy on the Green Economy “Towards a green, fair and sustainable recovery from COVID-19” was successfully conducted by the ILO and ITC-ILO under the PAGE from 10-21 May 2021.

April 2021

  1. Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices - Opportunities for decent work in a low-carbon economy

    19 April - 21 May 2021

    This course provides an interactive e-learning platform to explore green jobs concepts and analyse best practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and country experiences, 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.

  2. Rural Development Academy 2021

    12 - 23 April 2021

    Decent and sustainable work in the rural economy is essential to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its overarching objective of leaving no one behind. Rural areas provide livelihoods and employment for millions of women and men in Africa, in agriculture as well as in rural non-farm activities. Work in rural areas, however, is often characterized by decent work deficits, including governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems and limited access to services, infrastructure and social protection. Some of these deficits have further been exacerbated by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 edition of the Rural Development Academy will focus on the African region, and will be held virtually using the online learning methods on both self-learning as well as more interactive and participatory methods. This allows for a more in-depth and focussed approach to the topics, as well as wider participation of constituents and stakeholders from the region, as well as those interested in promoting decent work in the rural economy in the African region.

March 2021

  1. Launch of the Global Employment Policy Review: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation

    31 March 2021

    The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 from 15:00 - 16:30 CET.

  2. Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia - Capacity Building Workshop

    29 - 31 March 2021

  3. COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters

    3 March 2021

    On March 3, 2021, the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and IFC Women’s Insurance Program organized the webinar “COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters”.

February 2021

  1. Why do supply chains in Africa need SCORE Training?

    9 February 2021

    This webinar was organized to present to lead buyers the new partnership between the ILO's SCORE programme and Partner Africa. A collaboration that will bring SCORE Training to SMEs participating in global supply chains.

January 2021

  1. The women’s market: How can insurers tap into this opportunity?

    27 January 2021

    On January 27, 2021, the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and IFC Women’s Insurance Program organized the webinar “The women’s market: How can insurers tap into this opportunity?”.

  2. 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