News and events on supply chains

April 2022

  1. Call for consultant: Supply and demand of financial services for agricultural value chains in Sierra Leone

    25 April 2022

    The ILO is looking for a consultant to update and complement a review of Sierra Leone’s financial services sector. The review focuses on internal and external value chain finance and will build on earlier ILO assessments in 2017 and 2020. The review will include a mapping of existing approaches, gaps and potential entry points for the financial sector in the agricultural value chain as well as identifying potential actors in agricultural value chains that would benefit from it. The deadline for submitting applications is 10 May 2022.

  2. Dairy cooperatives in Mozambique benefit from ILO training tools

    25 April 2022

    In strengthening dairy cooperatives in Mozambique, Coopermondo has been using the ILO tools Think.Coop and Start.Coop in the framework of the SALsA project.

  3. Knowledge building on productivity management in food processing sector and sustainable integration in global supply chain

    22 April 2022

    A workshop organized by ILO Promoting Sustainable Enterprises in India (PSEI) project in collaboration with the State Government of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, to build knowledge of food processing enterprises in the two states, on responsible management practices, and alignment to international standards.

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

    17 October - 11 November 2022

    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.

March 2022

  1. ILO’s ACCEL Africa Project Empowers Cooperatives in Nigeria’s Cocoa Value Chain

    30 March 2022

    In Nigeria, the ILO’s ACCEL Africa Project is extending partnerships for the elimination of child labour and forced labour. The project strengthens support systems for farmers especially in the cocoa value chain, where child labour is prevalent.

  2. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    12 September - 7 October 2022

    This online course will look at the potential of enterprises to contribute to the achievement of decent work for all, a universal goal recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It provides a comprehensive introduction the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration), and touches upon issues related to Business and International Labour Standards, Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), Human Right Due Diligence and social dialogue amongst others.

  3. Knowledge building on productivity management in garments sector and sustainable integration in global supply chain

    4 March 2022

    Knowledge building workshop in collaboration with State Government of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to promote learning among apparel manufacturers in the two states about some practical and low-cost tips from lead buyers, Apparel Export Promotion Council and ILO to enhance productivity and align business practises to international standards

  4. © ILO 2022

    Uzbek cotton is free from systemic child labour and forced labour

    01 March 2022

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country has succeeded in eradicating systemic forced labour and systemic child labour during the 2021 cotton production cycle, according to new ILO findings.

January 2022

  1. Policy Dialogue on 'Building a market responsive, resilient, and inclusive MSME ecosystem for job rich and sustainable growth'

    28 January 2022

    Policy dialogue to share support knowledge building of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in designing of evidence-based policy initiatives for catalysing sector-led growth by sharing efforts made by Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea, in transforming to market-based economy and transitioning from agrarian to global manufacturing hubs.

December 2021

  1. ILO discusses the role of cooperatives in promoting Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) in value chains

    15 December 2021

    The ILO was invited to participate and present in the panel “Strengthening our Cooperative Identity by supporting ethical value chain management” organized in the framework of the ICA’s 33rd World Cooperative Congress.