Events and meetings

April 2021

  1. Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices - Opportunities for decent work in a low-carbon economy

    19 April - 21 May 2021

    This course provides an interactive e-learning platform to explore green jobs concepts and analyse best practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and country experiences, 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.

  2. Rural Development Academy 2021

    12 - 23 April 2021

    Decent and sustainable work in the rural economy is essential to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its overarching objective of leaving no one behind. Rural areas provide livelihoods and employment for millions of women and men in Africa, in agriculture as well as in rural non-farm activities. Work in rural areas, however, is often characterized by decent work deficits, including governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems and limited access to services, infrastructure and social protection. Some of these deficits have further been exacerbated by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 edition of the Rural Development Academy will focus on the African region, and will be held virtually using the online learning methods on both self-learning as well as more interactive and participatory methods. This allows for a more in-depth and focussed approach to the topics, as well as wider participation of constituents and stakeholders from the region, as well as those interested in promoting decent work in the rural economy in the African region.

March 2021

  1. Launch of the Global Employment Policy Review: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation

    31 March 2021

    The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 from 15:00 - 16:30 CET.

  2. Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy in Asia - Capacity Building Workshop

    29 - 31 March 2021

  3. COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters

    3 March 2021

    On March 3, 2021, the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and IFC Women’s Insurance Program organized the webinar “COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters”.

February 2021

  1. Why do supply chains in Africa need SCORE Training?

    9 February 2021

    This webinar was organized to present to lead buyers the new partnership between the ILO's SCORE programme and Partner Africa. A collaboration that will bring SCORE Training to SMEs participating in global supply chains.

January 2021

  1. The women’s market: How can insurers tap into this opportunity?

    27 January 2021

    On January 27, 2021, the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and IFC Women’s Insurance Program organized the webinar “The women’s market: How can insurers tap into this opportunity?”.

  2. Research forum: Technology and the Transition from Informal to Formal Economy

    18 - 19 January 2021

    The ILO and UN-ESCAP are leading a research project and South-South learning exchange on the topic of technology as a tool to facilitate the transition from informal to formal employment. Policy innovations (simplified to ”e-formality”) will be discussed over the course of a two-day online Research Forum with the aim of facilitating mutual learning, peer review and setting an agenda for a longer-term research and knowledge sharing.

December 2020

  1. Learning webinar: Work-life integration: Successful workplace practices in the “new normal”

    16 December 2020

  2. Effectiveness of Business Training: how can we design, implement and measure better?

    3 December 2020

    The ILO's Small and Medium Enterprises Unit organized a webinar in which David McKenzie, Lead Economist at the World Bank, discussed evidence of the effectiveness of enterprise training programmes.

  3. ILO COOP 100 Webinar V – “SSE momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work during Covid-19 pandemic”

    3 December 2020

November 2020

  1. Greening with jobs learning forum

    30 November - 4 December 2020

    This Forum provides an opportunity to share good practices, knowledge and experiences and be inspired to create sustainable and decent work opportunities in sectors with high potential for green jobs creation, such as building and construction, waste management, and agriculture. The event brings together experts and practitioners involved at local, sectoral, national and global level in interventions aimed at harnessing the transformative potential of the green economy.

  2. Productivity & Working Conditions in SMEs: A Course for Policy Makers

    30 November - 4 December 2020

    The ITCILO/OECD/ILO training course: Productivity & Working Conditions in SMEs enhances the skills of policy makers and practitioners to assess and design policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs.

  3. Business Upgrading for Gender-Responsive Value Chains

    19 November 2020

  4. ILO COOP 100 Symposium

    16 - 17 November 2020

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit (COOP), the ILO brought together policy makers, researchers and practitioners working with cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for a two-day international symposium.

October 2020

  1. Putting Nexus into Practice: Using and Developing Markets to Promote Livelihoods and Decent Work in Fragile Contexts

    21 October 2020

    How ILO and UNHCR Went from Talk to Walk Using a Joint Approach for Inclusive Market Systems

  2. UNTFSSE virtual event – “Why does SSE matter for the Agenda 2030 and the recovery post Covid-19?” within the framework of GSEF Global 2020 Virtual Forum

    21 October 2020

  3. Fostering green business growth

    19 - 30 October 2020

    Green businesses save scarce resources, help maintain healthy ecosystems, minimize pollution and waste, limit greenhouse emissions, and provide green goods and services to enable more responsible consumption patterns. Green businesses are vital for a development model that delivers a triple bottom-line of prosperity, planet and people. Many entrepreneurs worldwide have understood that going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too!

  4. International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

    19 October - 13 November 2020

    Online course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including due diligence related to labour rights) and how those principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations.

  5. Labour standards in Global Supply Chains - How to meet them to become more competitive and sustainable

    15 October 2020 - 31 May 2024

    The course helps SMEs to explore the content of international labour standards and codes of conduct for suppliers, discover ways to improve their adherence to international principles and compliance with national legislation and corporate codes, and understand that respecting workers' rights and improving working conditions can be part of a competitive business strategy.