Events and meetings

November 2022

  1. 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.

  2. Fostering Green Business Growth

    21 November - 2 December 2022

    Environmental challenges, including climate change, are changing the way businesses work, either because they are forced to or because they proactively seek to. Green businesses are more profitable and future proof. This course targets policy makers and business service providers involved in the design and implementation of national or local strategies and instruments to support the greening of businesses, providing both a conceptual and practical overview of how to support SMEs going green.

  3. 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.

October 2022

  1. 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.

  2. Promoting Green Jobs in a Circular Economy

    3 - 14 October 2022

    The course will provide participants with the knowledge to systemically apply measures to promote the creation of more and better jobs in the circular economy. They will acquire both the tools and the technical knowledge to be able to initiate and implement change processes at institutional, business and policy level.

September 2022

  1. Supporting managers in the financial sector in their HR role

    22 September 2022

    Last year, the European Microfinance Platform conducted a survey on human resource development practices in the financial sector. One of the priority topics for financial service providers that emerged, was how to help managers in financial institutions recruit, support and mentor their staff. This webinar will summarize key actions that emerged from the survey, based on input from 195 financial service providers globally. Senior managers from VisionFund (Bolivia), Al Majmoua (Lebanon) and ASKI (Philippines) will also share their HR practices and lessons learned.

  2. On line course on Insurance for Development

    19 September - 21 October 2022

    The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility and the International Training Centre of the ILO organize the third edition of the online course Insurance for Development, from 19 September to 21 October, 2022.

  3. Putting the S in ESG

    15 September 2022

    Sustainable finance is about much more than the environment. It is a multidimensional concept that equally weighs social, economic and environmental elements. The financial sector has made considerable progress on measuring and incorporating the environmental element of investments, but it still struggles with the social dimension. A webinar on 15 September will discuss how to consider in the “S” in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) in investing.

  4. 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.

  5. Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

    5 September - 14 October 2022

    The objective of the course is to improve the understanding of green jobs key concepts and definitions as part of the world of work’s contribution to sustainable development, through a review of tools, selected literature and on-going practices.

August 2022

  1. Webinar series on ‘Navigating shocks and crises: A framework for small firms in developing countries

    29 August - 5 September 2022

    The ILO, supported by McKinsey & Company, recently published a comprehensive framework of policy options to help small firms in developing countries to confront shocks. This webinar series is based on the findings of the report, and focuses on the Caribbean, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. It aims to discuss key challenges that shocks pose, and a range of policy options for governments and stakeholders to support small firms during such conditions.

July 2022

  1. Boosting Social Enterprise Development in Malaysia

    19 July 2022

  2. Financing development: Navigating the landscape of financial instruments and mechanisms

    5 July - 6 August 2022

    Achieving the ambitious 2030 Agenda requires scaling up domestic and global resources. It also demands a shift from funding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to a wider financing approach through a blend of public, private, domestic and international resources.

June 2022

  1. Green Construction: Building the future with sustainable jobs

    20 June - 8 July 2022

    The course will provide participants with the key elements of a conceptual framework for the promotion of more and better jobs for inclusive green growth in the building construction sector. They will acquire both the tools and the technical knowledge to be able to initiate and implement change processes at institutional and policy level.

  2. Youth and Climate Academy: Engaging in Climate Action for a Just Transition

    6 - 17 June 2022

    The Academy allows participants to understand the main transversal themes related to the global context of climate change and the critical concepts associated with a just transition to a greener economy.

  3. The ILO and Stockholm+50

    2 - 3 June 2022

    Stockholm+50 is an international meeting convened by the United Nations General Assembly to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 2-3 June 2022. Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. The ILO will participate in this important event to drive the implementation of a just transition and the creation of decent work for a green economy.

May 2022

  1. Digital wages for decent work in Mexico: findings and opportunities

    11 May 2022

    On May 11, 2022, 24 representatives of government institutions, workers' and employers' organizations, financial service and digital payments providers analysed the findings of a rapid assessment of digital wages for decent work in Mexico, in the food and beverage, coffee and retail trade sectors. The meeting was hosted by ILO’s Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work and the ILO Country Office for Mexico and Cuba.

April 2022

  1. Digitalization for Development: Where is small business?

    29 April 2022

    A panel discussion during the eCommerce Week 2022: Data and Digitalization for Development

  2. Digital wages for decent work in Peru

    28 April 2022

    On April 28, 2022, 25 representatives from government entities, workers' and employers' organizations, and digital payment and financial service providers discussed the findings of a rapid assessment on digital wages for decent work in the sectors of agribusiness and gastronomy of Peru. This meeting was organized by the ILO’s Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work and the ILO Country Office for the Andean Countries.

March 2022

  1. Promoting workers’ well-being and sustainable enterprises through digital wage payments: Experiences from the garment industry in Jordan and Egypt

    23 March 2022

    The ILO's Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work, the Better Than Cash Alliance, Better Work and BSR organized an online event on 23 March, "Promoting workers’ well-being and sustainable enterprises through digital wage payments: Experiences from the garment industry in Jordan and Egypt".