Events and meetings
Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
29 November - 10 December 2010
The ILO participates actively in the climate change negotiations at the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) under the United Nation Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.
The 1st Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy
25 - 29 October 2010
Interregional Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy
25 - 29 October 2010
The International Training Center of the ILO, based in Turin is organizing, jointly with the European Economic and Social Committee, the first edition of the Interregional Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy
Implementing labour principles in global supply chains
13 - 15 October 2010
Implementing Labour Standards through Corporate Social Responsibility: tools and strategies
30 August - 3 September 2010
Summer Academy on Sustainable Enterprise Development
21 June - 2 July 2010
Summer 2010 Edition, Deadline for registration: 21 May 2010
John Ruggie’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Business and Human Rights Framework
3 June 2010
Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, presented his "protect, respect and remedy" framework, laying the foundations of a system for better managing business and human rights challenges.
“Green jobs in Africa” – Regional training course
17 - 21 May 2010
The objective of the course is to empower participants to provide meaningful inputs to national debates and policy making on the social and labour dimensions of climate change.
Strategies for LED: Focus on Green Jobs
10 - 21 May 2010
What social and economic opportunities can arise from greener local systems? What are the key drivers of green employment? How can local communities invest to improve the quality of their environment and generate decent jobs at the local level? What participatory mechanisms can be used to foster sustainable social, economic, environmental and institutional development at the local, provincial or regional level? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the Seminar to be held from 10 - 21 May 2010 at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy
Creating an enabling environment for sustainable small enterprise development
30 November - 11 December 2009
Audience: Government, employers' and workers' representatives; business environment reform programmes; small enterprise development projects.
The social economy – Africa’s response to the global crisis
19 - 21 October 2009
This conference will bring together social economy promoters and stakeholders from Africa, government representatives from 15 African countries, employers’ and workers’ organisations, social economy organisations from other parts of the world, and ILO HQ units and field specialists to adopt an action programme aiming at mobilising the social economy in Africa in response to the crisis, at local, national and regional levels.
Strategies for local economic development management
18 - 29 May 2009
Audience: Local, regional and national government officials concerned with local economic development or planning; experts from international organizations; staff of NGOs and other bodies dealing with local development; representatives of workers' or employers' organizations; private sector consultants advising governments on local development issues; economists; other social scientists.
Turin training course on: Sustainable enterprise promotion through good workplace practice and human resource management
16 - 27 March 2009
ILO constituents; executives and managers with influence on and responsibility for human resource management; enterprise development agencies.
InFocus Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility, During the March 2009 Governing Body
8 - 20 March 2009
Turin training course on "Promoting the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (ILO MNE Declaration)”
11 - 13 February 2009
The Labour Dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): from principles to practice
10 - 12 December 2008
Audience: the course is designed for ILO constituents and professionals involved with CSR and labour practices issues, such as project managers, executives and technical experts from: Enterprises of all sectors and sizes, Workers’ and employers’ organizations and Governments
Inter Agency Conference on Local Economic Development
22 - 24 October 2008
The Turin Inter-Agency Conference on LED (22-24 Oct) concluded with a round of recommendations to improve knowledge sharing and build practical partnerships (to find the reports of the Conference, see below). Leave your comments about the conference on the BLOG! See link above.
14th UN International Day of Cooperatives: “Confronting climate change through Cooperative Enterprises”
5 July 2008
ILO-OECD Conference on Employment and Industrial Relations: Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in a Globalizing Economy - 23-24 June 2008
23 - 24 June 2008
The ILO and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are jointly organizing a High-level Conference on the employment and labour aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to be held in Paris, at the new OECD Conference Centre on 23-24 June 2008.
Supporting Local Economic Development Strategies in Middle East & North Africa
28 - 30 April 2008
New strategies, tools and resources were identified and shared to maximize the quality, coverage and impact of LED initiatives in the Middle East & North Africa