Events and meetings

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

September 2014

  1. ILO-OECD High-Level Roundtable on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector

    29 - 30 September 2014

    This roundtable will provide a forum for dialogue on building responsible supply chains in the textile and garment sector that contribute to inclusive growth and sustainable development, in line with the recommendations of the ILO Tripartite Declaration of principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The roundtable will also identify challenges and possible areas for future collaborative action.

  2. My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative

    22 September - 13 December 2014

    Training of Trainers distance learning programme in English, French and Spanish

  3. The role of cooperatives - instruments and indicators to conjugate growth and sustainable development

    16 September 2014

    This conference, hosted by The Alliance of Italian Cooperatives (ACI) in partnership with the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is first of a series of events on the role of cooperative enterprises in international cooperation.

  4. New international standard on the elimination of forced labour - Implications for business

    5 September 2014

    A one hour webinar will be conducted by ILO experts on forced labour. The discussion will focus on the important role of business in the global efforts to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery and the new ILO Protocol and Recommendation to Convention No. 29 on forced labour.

  5. FES/ILO/DGRV International Symposium on Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa

    2 September 2014

July 2014

  1. ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: towards inclusive and sustainable development: Brochure (English, Portuguese and Spanish)

    28 July - 1 August 2014

    The fourth edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Campinas, Brazil, 28 July – 1 August 2014

June 2014

  1. Microcredit and support to enterprise creation in France: what is the situation of the entrepreneurs 3 years after

    18 June 2014

    On 18 June 2014, the ILO, together with France Stratégie and the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, launched the results of a survey conducted in 2013 with 4 204 beneficiaries of microcredit in France.

  2. Can financial institutions be drivers of formalization of enterprises?

    16 June 2014

    An impact study of Evangelical Social Action Forum (ESAF) work in India on microfinance innovation was completed in June 2014. A small event was held at the ILO headquarters to mark this occasion.

  3. Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work: the ILO’s MNE Declaration

    6 June 2014

    An information session is organized on the new follow-up mechanism to the MNE Declaration adopted by the Governing Body, the new tool “Business and Decent Work: An introduction to the MNE Declaration” and country experiences in promoting the MNE Declaration. Deputy Director-General for Policy, Sandra Polaski, will open the event followed by a tripartite panel discussion