Events and meetings

March 2020

  1. E-Discussion: Continuing online learning and skills development in times of the COVID-19 crisis

    27 March - 9 April 2020

    This discussion aims to share and discuss how to maintain continued learning and skills building for students and workers in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic which we all now face.

  2. Launch of the 1st Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    15 March 2020

    The first Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognize and support the development of solutions that aim to address the different forms and dimensions of skills mismatch.

December 2019

  1. Turkish Ministry of National Education (MONE) and ILO join forces to foster social cohesion through vocational training

    16 - 18 December 2019

    the ILO Country Office Ankara, in close collaboration with the ILO Skills and Employability Branch and the Turkish Ministry of National Education (MONE) organized a workshop to train TVET trainers on the design and implementation of vocational training programs in contexts of fragility.

  2. The power of TVET- Skills training for sustainable growth

    16 December 2019

    Maha Katta, ILO Senior Resilience and Crisis Response Specialist, participated in a Spotlight Session on the power of TVET for refugees and host communities. The event took place during the staring day of the Global Refugee Forum.

  3. The Future of Full Employment

    12 - 13 December 2019

    The Symposium, to be held 12-13 December 2019, will focus on the fundamental question of full employment - its definition and relevance, its implications for inclusive and greener economic growth, the conditions leading to it and the role it plays in helping those who are at risk of being left behind.

  4. First Sector Skills Committee meets to support key industrial sectors

    3 - 4 December 2019

    ILO SKILL-UP Ethiopia project has organized the first sector skills committee (SSC) to support the sectors of textile & garment and agro-processing.

  5. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25

    2 - 13 December 2019

    The twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) organized by Chile, will be held in Madrid on 2-13 December 2019. The ILO will bring to the table the importance of the social and political drivers for a successful and rapid transition into more respectful economies, and will also be presenting the 'Climate Action for Jobs Initiative' an action plan resulted from the Climate Action Summit 2019.

November 2019

  1. STED Strategic recommendations for Skills in the textile and garment industry

    28 November 2019

    ILO SKILL-UP Ethiopia organized a validation workshop on Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) for skills in the textile and garment sector.

  2. Formal salaried employment generation and transition to formality in developing countries: The case of Latin America

    27 November 2019

    The paper presented during the seminar analyzes the evolution of labour formality in Latin American countries. It evaluates the intensity and characteristics of this process, analyses the inflows to a formal salaried job and identifies the main drivers of this positive labour dynamics.

  3. Macroeconomics and Gender

    12 November 2019

    The seminar examined how macro-level economic policies can foster a more gender equitable and inclusive growth process in developing countries.

  4. Trade, Jobs and Peace

    8 November 2019

    The event is organized in the context of the Geneva Peace Week 2019, which will take place from 4 to 8 November, in collaboration with WTO and Accessions - Trade for peace.

  5. The Humanitarian, Development, Peace Nexus: The socio-economic contribution to peace

    4 November 2019

    The event is organized in the context of the Geneva Peace Week 2019, which will take place from 4 to 8 November, in collaboration with FAO, UNICEF and Interpeace.

October 2019

  1. Report STRENGTHEN Workshop

    9 October 2019

September 2019

  1. Massive Open Online Course on Recommendation No. 205: Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

    23 September - 31 October 2019

    This course explores all the aspects of Recommendation No. 205 to create awareness of the implications of fragility in the world of work and the solutions implemented by the ILO across the Decent Work Agenda.

  2. Gender Equality, Decent Work and Infrastructure

    19 September 2019

    The seminar explored the experiences of the ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programmes in designing and implementing measures to ensure gender-responsiveness and discussed what works for promoting gender equality in and through infrastructure works.

  3. 18th African Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    9 - 13 September 2019

    The theme of this edition is: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

August 2019


    1 - 3 August 2019

    Join three days of lively discussions and thought-provoking activities with young people, governments, and social partners leading to concrete outcomes to advance social justice.

July 2019

  1. Accelerating progress under SDG8 and promoting full employment and decent work for all

    16 July 2019

    ILO Report Launch and Policy Discussion

June 2019

  1. Promouvoir l'emploi à travers les opérations de l'AFD

    25 - 26 June 2019

    Le Programme Emploi Jeune du BIT et l'AFD a organisé une formation à Paris le 25-26 juin pour renforcer les capacités de mesure des résultats sur l'emploi pour l’ensemble des interventions soutenues par l’AFD dans tous les secteurs

  2. ILO100 YOUTH DEBATE: Young leaders and labour market transitions

    13 June 2019

    This YOUTH DEBATE brings together young leaders from across the globe to share their views about key elements that impact young peoples’ transitions to and within the labour market. The focus will be on decent work and productive employment from the perspective of: the school-to-work transition; technological change, including new forms of work and lifelong learning; and gender equality, rights and voices.