Events and meetings

May 2016

  1. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    4 - 6 May 2016

    This course will help Investment Promotion Agencies to strengthen their investment promotion, facilitation and expand their after care services and more broadly to enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries. It is jointly organized by WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) and will be held at ILO’ training centre in Turin, Italy.

April 2016

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    The Paris Agreement on climate change: Implications for the world of work

    22 April 2016

    This event is jointly organized with the Geneva Environment Network on the occasion of the celebration of Earth Day 2016 and the Paris Agreement signing ceremony

  2. My.Financial.Coop: Training programme for apex organizations of financial cooperatives

    12 - 13 April 2016

  3. Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

    4 April - 10 June 2016

    The overall objective of this interactive e-learning course is to improve the understanding of green jobs key concepts and definitions as part of the contribution of the world of work to sustainable development, through a review of tools, selected literature and on-going practices.

March 2016

  1. The ILO's DG signs an agreement on financial education with the Central Bank of Morocco

    3 March 2016

    Together with the teams of the Youth at Work and IRAM technical cooperation projects, the Social Finance Programme established a collaboration with the Moroccan Central Bank (through the Moroccan Foundation for Financial Education-FMEF) to develop and roll out a national financial education programme.

  2. Training of Trainers: Start Your Business for Social Entrepreneurs

    2 March - 15 April 2016

  3. Training of Trainers: Start Your Business for Social Entrepreneurs

    2 March - 15 April 2016

    The International Training Centre (ITC) of the ILO is launching a Training of Trainers programme on “Start Your Business (SYB) for Social Entrepreneurs” in Turin. The programme has been successfully applied in South Africa and is now being scaled to the international level. It is a five day course offered from April 11th to 15th in English that will enable participants to design, develop and conduct training for potential entrepreneurs and help them to generate the most feasible social enterprise idea to start their business. Deadline for course registration is 14th March 2016. Selected candidates can also qualify for scholarships covering up to 50% of the course fee. For more information and registration, see :

December 2015

  1. Webinar – Fostering investments in African agricultural value chains

    15 December 2015

    This webinar recording features the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF), an innovative public-private partnership initiated by KfW on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and managed by Deutsche Bank.

  2. Training on Monitoring and Results Measurement in Private Sector Development

    7 - 11 December 2015

    New training introducing to the core principles and practice of monitoring and results measurement in private sector development. 7 - 11 December 2015

  3. Knowledge Sharing Workshop Microfinance for Decent Work: Enhancing the impact of microfinance on formalisation and productivity - the Indian Experience

    4 December 2015

    This workshop concentrated on the experience of the two Indian partners and the two decent work areas they had prioritised.

  4. Information Session "Engagement in fragile States in the Africa region"

    2 December 2015

November 2015

  1. Filling the skills gaps and addressing the mismatches - What can business do?

    19 November 2015

    This one hour webinar with ILO experts on skills and employability will explore the contribution of enterprises to building a skilled workforce in their countries of operations. The discussion will focus on common challenges companies face in developing and implementing a skills and employability policy and practical examples of private sector engagement in skills systems.

  2. 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

    16 - 18 November 2015

    The ILO is participating in a series of sessions at the 2015 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights “Tracking progress and ensuring coherence” to be held from 16-18 November 2015 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

  3. Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America

    2 - 6 November 2015

October 2015

  1. Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    27 October 2015

    The 2015 Interagency CSR Round-table is meeting to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), evaluate the role that the private sector can play, and look at how the UN can foster private sector contributions to SDGs.

  2. The Provision of Care through Cooperatives: From Global Trends to the Case of Italy

    22 October 2015

    A global mapping of care through cooperatives: Preliminary findings

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    Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs

    5 - 9 October 2015

    This meeting will bring together experts from around the world to review and endorse draft policy guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.

September 2015

  1. Event agenda

    18 September 2015

  2. What in entrepreneurship development helps women entrepreneurs to succeed? - What the evidence is telling us.

    18 September 2015

    Report and presentations from the September 18, 2015 event

  3. Event Flyer

    18 September 2015