News and events on supply chains
Responsible business conduct and forced labour: Understanding the elimination of forced labour and ILO core conventions for effective human rights due diligence
19 June - 7 July 2023
This course will provide tools for enterprises, stakeholders and policy makers to become allies in the fight against forced labour, understanding ILO core conventions and what these conventions entail for enterprises under the lens of Responsible Business Conduct and the ILO MNE Declaration.
International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence
6 - 10 November 2023
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.
Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development
15 - 19 May 2023
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).
Promoting sustainable and responsible business practices in the extractive industry in Mozambique
19 January 2023
The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources along with employers’ organizations, trade unions, enterprises and other stakeholders engaged in a vibrant dialogue on the guidance of the MNE Declaration in the extractive industries in Mozambique.
Building a coherent and coordinated approach for the promotion of sustainable and responsible investments and business practices for the realization of decent work in Egypt (Cairo, 10-12 October 2022)
03 November 2022
A roadmap for the promotion of sustainable, responsible and inclusive investments and business practices for the realization of decent work in Egypt, built upon the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (ILO MNE Declaration) was presented after a three-day workshop facilitated by the ILO with representatives from Government, Employers’ and Workers’ organizations in attendance.
Transformational change for gender equality through responsible business conduct
14 November - 2 December 2022
This three-week online course will look at the role of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations as well as enterprises in advancing gender equality in the world of work, and explore how responsible business conduct can be used to create inclusive and equitable workplaces. The course offers two learning tracks to better fit the diverse training objectives of the participants.
Economic diversification, industrial linkages and FDI local sourcing towards decent work and a human-centred employment recovery in Asia- Pacific
21 November - 2 December 2022
An online course that aims to increase knowledge on policies that promote economic diversification, industrial linkages and FDI local sourcing. The course aims to build stakeholder capacities to advocate for evidence-based policies, develop consensus and advise their institutions on strategies that enable industrial linkages and leverage direct investments for creation of productive employment and local industry development.
VII Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean concludes
15 July 2022
Over 2,000 governments’, employers’ and workers’ representatives from 54 countries gathered in Bogotá (Colombia) from 13-15 July to discuss Business and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.
ILO workshop among OECD National Contact Points for Responsible Business Conduct to enhance policy coherence on international labour standards
13 July 2022
Organized from 20 June to 1 July 2022, the workshop highlighted the coherence and linkages that exist between the ILO MNE Declaration and the OECD MNE Guidelines, in particular concerning issues related to decent work and human rights, including in the context of due diligence.
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.