Events and meetings

October 2020

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Working Time- Improving health, safety and productivity though working time schedules

    15 October 2020 - 31 May 2024

    Violations of overtime laws have been identified as a major issue in many factories that participate in global supply chains. Excessive working time, is also associated with increased injuries, stress and fatigue that leads to errors in work and lower productivity. The ILO has developed an on-line training module that explains the issues and offers practical solutions to addressing excessive working time in the workplace.

September 2020

  1. Mapping Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    22 September 2020

    This conference will discuss policies to strengthen social and solidarity economy in South Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.

August 2020

  1. SUMMER SCHOOL ON THE FUTURE OF WORK

    3 - 14 August 2020

    The world of work looks different every day. These changes - driven by technological innovation, demographics, climate change, and globalization - are unprecedented in their scale, speed, and depth. They are already radically reshaping the ways in which people work and live. This Summer School aims to stimulate innovative dialogues, training, capacity-building support and knowledge management connected to the Future of Work.

July 2020

  1. From Guidelines to Practice: A Market-Based Approach to Post-Covid Recovery in Forced Displacement Settings

    30 July 2020

  2. Boulder microfinance, digital transformation and rural and agricultural finance training programmes

    20 - 31 July 2020

    The Boulder Microfinance Training Programme, offered by the Boulder Institute of Microfinance at the International Training Centre of the ILO, is a two-week immersion experience, with over 20 courses to choose from. Participants are able to explore and debate issues currently facing the industry with a global network of peers and experts from MFIs, donors agencies, investors, central banks, ministries of finance, development organizations and other institutions.

  3. High-level Political Forum - PAGE: Green Economy & COVID-19 Recovery: Implications for the Decade of Action on SDGs

    13 July 2020

    The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is hosting a side event at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on 13 July at 8am New York time (2pm Geneva time).

  4. UNTFSSE virtual event: “What role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the post COVID-19 crisis recovery?”

    10 July 2020

    Speakers from UNTFSSE member organizations will reflect on roles of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in a “better recovery” from COVID-19.

  5. ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action on the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Cooperatives

    3 July 2020

    On the eve of the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), the ILO will hold the third in a series of webinars as part of the Centenary of its Cooperatives Unit, focusing on this year's theme of the IDC - Cooperatives for Climate Action.

June 2020

  1. IMPACT INSURANCE ACADEMY

    29 June - 3 July 2020

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy is a unique opportunity to learn from more than twelve years of experience and innovations in inclusive insurance facilitated by the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility. By combining plenary sessions with specific electives by the choice of participants, participative activities, case studies and intensive discussions, the Academy offers a dynamic learning environment for participants and experts from all over the world to discuss ways of developing inclusive insurance

  2. Financial education with a gender lens: Validation workshop in Argentina

    19 June 2020

    The training on financial education tools with a specific gender focus has become one of the ways to promote women economic independence. In a context of vulnerability, the tools help bridge knowledge gaps on topics such as budgeting, income and expenses, access to savings products, credits and insurance.

  3. GREEN JOBS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES

    15 June - 14 August 2020

    This distance learning course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to explore green jobs concepts and emerging practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and best practices, 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.

  4. Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

    15 - 19 June 2020

    This five-day course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs. The course is run jointly by WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  5. Enterprise formalization: policies and practices

    8 - 12 June 2020

    This course enhances the capacity of policy-makers and practitioners to formulate, implement and/or evaluate enterprise formalization measures through effective diagnostic analysis and better understanding of concepts and strategies for facilitating the transition of enterprises to the formal sector.

  6. MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR CONSULTING AND TRAINING PROVIDERS

    1 - 5 June 2020

    The aim of this course is to create a space in which consulting and training professionals (working primarily in development, and specifically in the micro and small-enterprise development sector) can learn how to improve the performance of their companies, firms or departments dealing with consultancy and training. They will be able to upgrade their professional standards and practices, and prepare a strategy for improving the sustainability of the unit they are managing.

May 2020

  1. Managing a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies

    18 - 29 May 2020

    Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 – whose preamble explicitly refers to the just transition – countries are striving to manage the transition to sustainable economies in a fair and productive way. Reconciling decarbonisation of the economy with social justice is not an easy task. While the greening of economies brings many opportunities to achieve social objectives, the required economic restructuring also presents enormous challenges for enterprises, workers and the economy at large.

  2. Building integrated wealth and risk management solutions

    12 May 2020

    On 12 May 2020, the ILO's Impact Insurance Facility, with support from the Prudential Foundation, organized a webinar on integrated wealth risk management solutions.