Past events

August 2021

  1. Knowledge development series on formalization in BRICS countries

    3 - 19 August 2021

    The knowledge series will provide space for a reflection on how to overcome the existing challenges in formalization of the informal economy and will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience among various stakeholders of BRICS countries.

July 2021

  1. Workshop: Agricultural and climate risk insurance in Uganda

    27 July 2021

    On 27 July, Social Finance facilitated a workshop on agricultural and climate risk insurance in Uganda, organized as part of our partnership with IFAD's Insurance for Rural Resilience and Economic Development Programme (INSURED) and in collaboration with the Agro Consortium (AIC). The workshop shared lessons learned on the demand and supply side, success factors and opportunities for improvement for climate and agricultural risk management in the country. The discussions focused on awareness raising, education, delivery modalities and the role of technology in creating value for smallholder farmers, and the financial and non-financial institutions working with them.

  2. United Nations Food Systems Summit

    26 - 30 July 2021

    Hundreds of participants from all over the globe are taking part in a UN "People's Summit" on food systems. Opening on 26 July in Rome, the online meeting will pave the way for a major Summit that will take place later in the year that will discuss how to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

  3. The Global Informal Workforce: Priorities for Inclusive Growth

    23 July 2021

    More than 60 per cent of the world’s adult labour force, or about 2 billion workers, operate in the informal economy. Watch IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discuss ways to tackle the issue.

  4. Using vacancy data to study skills dynamics

    19 July 2021

    Knowing what skills are required by employers when recruiting new workers is an important basis for the work of all labour market actors. This seminar, will present the project “Machbarkeitsstudie Kompetenz-Kompass”, which has developed a methodology to identify recent hard and soft skill requirements in job ads published on the “BA-Jobbörse” employment website provided by the Federal Employment Agency (Germany).

  5. Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic

    15 July 2021

    This year’s World Youth Skills Day will again take place in a challenging context, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and with education and training systems yet to return to pre-crisis conditions. It aims to celebrate the resilience and creativity of youth throughout the crisis and focus attention on how technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems have adapted to the pandemic, participate in the recovery, and imagine priorities they should adopt for the post-COVID-19 world.

  6. International Labour Review: Centenary launch

    12 July 2021

    A virtual event was organized on 12 July 2021 to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Review (ILR). This showcased the history of the ILR and its contributions to academic research and policy debate on the world of work at the global level. It was also an occasion to present the various initiatives planned to celebrate this important anniversary.

  7. Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing webinar on fair recruitment and labour inspection

    12 July 2021

    Promoting technical discussion and peer-to-peer exchange among experts in the field of labour inspection and recruitment.

  8. Communicating on labour migration in Jordan: training for senior journalists

    11 - 12 July 2021

    Recognizing the important role of journalists and the media in improving public perceptions of migrant workers through balanced and evidence-based reporting on labour migration, the FAIRWAY Programme held a two-day webinar training on labour migration reporting for 16 professional journalists and representatives of Jordanian human rights associations.

  9. High-Level Political Forum 2021

    6 - 15 July 2021

    The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2021 is held from July 6 to July 15 2021 in a hybrid format in New York. Its theme this year is "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development". With SDG 8 under review this year, the ILO has developed a brief overview of progress and setbacks related to the SDG 8 indicators.