Events and meetings

June 2010

  1. John Ruggie’s “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Business and Human Rights Framework

    3 June 2010

    Professor John Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, presented his "protect, respect and remedy" framework, laying the foundations of a system for better managing business and human rights challenges.

  2. 5th Global Youth Employment Summit (YES): Rework the World

    2 - 5 June 2010

May 2010

  1. “Green jobs in Africa” – Regional training course

    17 - 21 May 2010

    The objective of the course is to empower participants to provide meaningful inputs to national debates and policy making on the social and labour dimensions of climate change.

  2. Technical validation workshop on Skills for Green Jobs - 17 May 2010

    17 - 18 May 2010

    The purpose of the technical validation workshop was to validate the findings of the global policy-applied research project on Skills for Green Jobs. The Global synthesis report and the European synthesis report were discussed. The workshop aimed to: a) identify environmental challenges and skills response strategies; b) discuss green restructuring processes on the labour market and related retraining needs; c) highlight current and future occupational changes and their implication on vocational training; d) propose specific policy recommendations and suggestions for further steps.

  3. Strategies for LED: Focus on Green Jobs

    10 - 21 May 2010

    What social and economic opportunities can arise from greener local systems? What are the key drivers of green employment? How can local communities invest to improve the quality of their environment and generate decent jobs at the local level? What participatory mechanisms can be used to foster sustainable social, economic, environmental and institutional development at the local, provincial or regional level? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the Seminar to be held from 10 - 21 May 2010 at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy

March 2010

  1. Promoting Economic Diversity in Ukraine: Skills and Business Environment in the Hotel Sector

    12 March 2010

  2. Promoting Economic Diversity in Ukraine: skills, export promotion and business enabling environment in the basic metal and metal processing industry

    11 March 2010

  3. Promoting Economic Diversity in Ukraine: The role of the business enabling environment, skills policies and export promotion

    11 - 12 March 2010

  4. ILO Conference on "People with intellectual disabilities: Opening pathways to training and employment in the African region"

    9 - 11 March 2010

    In Africa, some 10 to 15 million people have an intellectual disability. Because of stigma and discrimination, a majority are excluded from education, training and employment and live in poverty and isolation. To help meet the challenge of more equitable access to vocational training and employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, the ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme organized a sub-regional conference in Lusaka, Zambia in early March on the issue.

December 2009

  1. Expert meeting on Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment

    14 - 15 December 2009

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    3 December 2009

    This year's theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities - "Making the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world" - supports the message of challenging exclusion. It aims to highlight the need to continue to work for the mainstreaming of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development if the MDGs of reducing poverty are to be achieved.

November 2009

  1. 13th Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners and Policy Makers

    30 November - 4 December 2009

    Theme of the seminar: 'Employment Intensive Approach in the Construction Sector - A Catalyst for Achieving Prosperity for All'

  2. Creating an enabling environment for sustainable small enterprise development

    30 November - 11 December 2009

    Audience: Government, employers' and workers' representatives; business environment reform programmes; small enterprise development projects.

  3. Training at the ILO's ITC: "International trade and labour markets"

    16 - 20 November 2009

    ITCILO training course - A901359

  4. Panel Discussion on People with Disabilities in Times of Economic Crisis

    12 November 2009

    ILO's Employment Sector's Disability Team organized a panel presentation followed by a discussion. The aim of the event was to examine how the current economic downturn is affecting women and men with disabilities and to advocate that they be included in measures to tackle the crisis.

  5. Official Launch of the Post-Conflict Employment and Reintegration Policy

    4 November 2009

    Rebuilding Broken Places: UN Scales Up Sustainable Employment in Post-Conflict Settings

  6. Regional meeting of best practices in youth policies and programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

    4 - 6 November 2009

October 2009

  1. The social economy – Africa’s response to the global crisis

    19 - 21 October 2009

    This conference will bring together social economy promoters and stakeholders from Africa, government representatives from 15 African countries, employers’ and workers’ organisations, social economy organisations from other parts of the world, and ILO HQ units and field specialists to adopt an action programme aiming at mobilising the social economy in Africa in response to the crisis, at local, national and regional levels.

  2. Building Effective Youth Investment Programs: Experiences from Mediterranean Countries

    5 - 9 October 2009

    ITC Interagency course A901373

  3. The 6th UNESCO Youth Forum

    1 - 3 October 2009