Events and meetings

July 2020

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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


    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. Women's Entrepreneurship Self Check (WE Check)

    26 June 2020

    Impactful, gender-responsive business development support for sustainable service provision

  3. Financial education with a gender lens: Validation workshop in Argentina

    19 June 2020

    The training on financial education tools with a specific gender focus has become one of the ways to promote women economic independence. In a context of vulnerability, the tools help bridge knowledge gaps on topics such as budgeting, income and expenses, access to savings products, credits and insurance.

  4. WE Check - Impactful, gender-responsive business development support for sustainable service provision

    17 June 2020

    Join us on Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 16:30 (GMT+2) for a webinar introducing the revised Women's Entrepreneurship Self Check (WE Check), a tool for BDSPs to provide more impactful, gender-responsive and sustainable support to women's small enterprises and entrepreneurs.


    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.

  6. 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).

  7. 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.


    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

    18 - 29 May 2020

    Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 – whose preamble explicitly refers to the just transition – countries are striving to manage the transition to sustainable economies in a fair and productive way. Reconciling decarbonisation of the economy with social justice is not an easy task. While the greening of economies brings many opportunities to achieve social objectives, the required economic restructuring also presents enormous challenges for enterprises, workers and the economy at large.


    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.

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

    11 May - 5 June 2020

    This online 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.


    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. Learning Webinar: Business, non-discrimination and gender equality in the time of COVID-19

    29 April 2020

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

    27 April 2020

    On 27 April 2020, 13:30-15:00hrs the ILO will hold the second in a series of webinars as part of the Centenary of its Cooperatives Unit.

  3. 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.

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

    20 - 24 April 2020

    Registrations are currently open

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.