Events and meetings

August 2015

  1. 2015 Academy on Sustainable Enterprise Development -- New trends in Enterprise Development

    31 August - 4 September 2015

July 2015

  1. Tackling child labour in supply chains - Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting

    16 - 17 July 2015

    During the meeting, a member company will share its experience on integrating labour rights into business operations, followed by an in-depth discussion.

  2. Enterprise Encounters “China Co-op’s education and training outreach with other cooperatives” Zhang Wangshu, China Co-op Thursday, 2 July 2015 14:00-15:30 in Room VII, R2 South

    2 July 2015

    Mr Zhang Wangshu is the Director of the International Cooperation Department where he is responsible for promoting cooperation among cooperatives. He will present on China Co-op’s Training and Education activities with agricultural production and marketing cooperative enterprises from around the world.

June 2015

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

    15 - 19 June 2015

    This five-day 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.

  2. Promoting green jobs policies: employment potential and skill needs in a greener economy

    15 - 19 June 2015

    This course tackles challenges and opportunities in the promotion of green jobs, by providing participants with the needed knowledge and tools to assess potentialities, device appropriate policies, discuss investments and technology options, implement strategies, monitor and evaluate progress towards a greener economy. Special attention will be given to the assessment of employment potential and the analysis of skill needs, through sectoral, cross-sector and country analysis in view of informing national policy initiatives.

May 2015

  1. ILO’s Sustainable Enterprise Academy in Lusaka Zambia, 21st August to 1st September 2015

    21 May - 4 September 2015

  2. © Lakshman Nadaraja/World Bank 2023

    Dialogue on Climate Change and Jobs: Shaping the COP21 Agenda of Solutions

    12 May 2015

    The objective of this dialogue, organised by the ILO in collaboration with the Geneva Environment Network Secretariat, is to provide a platform for sharing views and perspectives on ways in which the climate change and decent work agendas can be made mutually supportive, looking towards the COP21 in Paris.

  3. How can companies uphold freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining? - From principle to action

    6 May 2015

    This one hour webinar will look at what companies can do to improve the climate of labour-management relations, especially in countries without an adequate institutional and legal framework for recognizing trade unions and for collective bargaining. It will address challenges companies may face in their workplaces and in their communities of operations to realize freedom of association.

April 2015

  1. Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

    27 April - 26 June 2015

    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. Special attention is given to the approaches of the ILO Green Jobs Programme across specific economic sectors and at country level.

March 2015

  1. Side Event at the Committee on the Status of Women on Cooperatives, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

    10 March 2015

    ILO and ICA organized a side event at the Committee on the Status of Women on Cooperatives, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, in New York on March 10, 2015. An article on the event, "Women Power Co-operatives", by Simel Esim of the ILO and Hanan El-Youssef of the ICA, is available at the ICA website at

February 2015

  1. Professional microcredit and support to enterprise creation in France and Europe: What effects on employment?

    3 February 2015

    Together with the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital, and the Caisse des Dépots et Consignations, the ILO organised this conference that discussed the role of microcredit and support to enterprise creation as a tool for reintegration on the labour market, enterprise development and job creation.

December 2014

  1. Cooperating Out Of Isolation: The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait

    14 - 15 December 2014

    Representatives from governments, worker’s organisations, informal domestic worker networks, and national and international experts on workers’ self-organisation gather in Amman to discuss and explore potential organizing services for domestic workers including cooperatives in Arab States.

  2. International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: frameworks and practices

    8 - 12 December 2014

    By analyzing international instruments, frameworks and trends on corporate social responsibility, this five-day course aims to strengthen the capacity to promote international labour standards and apply them in corporate social responsibility policies and practices.

  3. Tackling child labour in supply chains - Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting

    4 - 5 December 2014

    During the meeting, CLP members and ILO experts will review the policies and procedures a member company has in place to address child labour and consider how these could be strengthened.

  4. New ILO standards on the elimination of forced labour– A multi stakeholder approach to address contemporary forms of forced labour and trafficking

    1 December 2014

    Side event organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Working Group on Business and Human Rights, in the framework of the 3rd annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

November 2014

  1. CSR Roundtable- Public Procurement Policies

    19 November 2014

    The annual CSR Rountable is a joint initiative co-organized by the ILO, UNCTAD and OECD. It brings together CSR experts from international organizations, developments agencies, governments representatives as well as leading academics and it aims at promoting policy coherence among the international organizations. The Roundtable is this year hosted by the ILO and will discuss public procurement policies as a mechanism for fostering sustainable and responsible business conduct.

  2. Safety and Health in the Construction Sector- Overcoming the Challenges

    7 November 2014

    A one hour webinar with ILO experts dealing with occupational safety health and the construction sector to discuss the challenges of protecting workers. The webinar aims to provide practical guidance to enterprises wishing to make health and safety an integral part of their business model.

October 2014

  1. The creation of more and better jobs through investment

    16 October 2014

    The ILO is organizing, in cooperation with UNCTAD, a dialogue on maximizing the positive impact of foreign direct investment (FDI). The discussion will facilitate exchange of experiences on policies, strategies and incentives to encourage multinational enterprises to promote more and better jobs in their operations abroad. Participants will include investment policy makers, negotiators and promotion agencies of host and home countries of multinational enterprises.

  2. Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work

    14 October 2014

    Special information session on the implementation strategy of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in the American region.

  3. Academy on the Green Economy

    6 - 17 October 2014