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Events and meetings

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

  1. Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work: the ILO’s MNE Declaration

    04 June 2014, Friday 6 June, 13:15-14:30, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations

    An information session is organized on the new follow-up mechanism to the MNE Declaration adopted by the Governing Body, the new tool “Business and Decent Work: An introduction to the MNE Declaration” and country experiences in promoting the MNE Declaration. Deputy Director-General for Policy, Sandra Polaski, will open the event followed by a tripartite panel discussion

May 2014

  1. Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment(PLEDGE)Training of Trainers

    15 May 2014, Cotabato City, Philippines

    To train Project staff and trainers from service providers of the pilot projects on the concept of training under the PLEDGE methodology; To familiarize the trainers on the preparation and submission of training reports needed for documentation and monitoring; To train the PLEDGE project staff on enterphrise development training on trasitional approach for the PLEDGE project.

March 2014

  1. Youth guarantee: A response to the youth employment crisis?

    21 March 2014, Italian Parliament, Rome,Italy

  2. Business and Decent Work: an introduction to the MNE Declaration

    10 March 2014, ILO Headquarters

    The E-learning module provides an interactive opportunity to become knowledgeable about the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and to learn how its recommendations can be put into practice to address a range of labour and employment issues. This 40 minutes, self-guided module provides an overview of the MNE Declaration, interactive case studies, a summary of related international instruments and frameworks, and a list of relevant resources.

  3. Doha Evidence Symposium : “What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?

    06 March 2014, Doha, Qatar

    The symposium brings together policy makers and practitioners with academics and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “what works” in increasing the employment and productivity of youth in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

December 2013

  1. CSR Roundtable - Promoting Responsible Investment

    20 December 2013, ILO Headquarters

    The annual CSR Roundtable is a joint initiative co-organized by the ILO, UNCTAD and OECD, that this year was hosted by the ILO. The Roundtable brings together CSR experts from international organizations, development agencies, Governments representatives as well as leading academics and is aimed at promoting policy coherence among the international organizations. This year’s theme is “Promoting Responsible Investment”.

  2. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Sub-Saharan Africa

    03 December 2013, Capital Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Constituents from eight Sub-Saharan countries are to share and discuss the findings of school-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) conducted in their countries within the Work4Youth (W4Y) project.

November 2013

  1. Strengthening CSR policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    21 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium

    On 11 October 2013, the first European Union (EU)–Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) took place in Brussels as a joint initiative of the European Commission External Action Service (EEAS) and CELAC. This high-level seminar was organized as a follow-up to the Declaration adopted by the European, Latin American and Caribbean Heads of State and Government who met during the 1st EU-CELAC Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit Government in Santiago (Chile) on 26-27 January 2013 to address an Alliance for Sustainable Development to Promote Investments of Social and Environmental Quality.

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2013

    18 November 2013, ILO

    The Day is observed each year on 3 December to encourage better understanding of issues facing people with disabilities, and mobilize support for their quest for dignity, rights and full inclusion in society. This year's theme - Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society and development for all - provides an opportunity to further awareness of disability and the removal of all types of barriers - attitudinal, physical, social, economic and cultural - to realizing the full and equal participation of disabled persons in all spheres of society - education and training at the workplace and in politics, the arts and social activities in general.

October 2013

  1. II World Forum of Local Economic Development

    25 October 2013, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brasil

    The II World Forum of Local Economic Development - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil - aims to facilitate dialogue and exchanges between local, national and international actors on the efficiency and impact of local economic development in tackling current challenges.

  2. Launch Ceremony for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Phase II

    18 October 2013, Geneva, ILO Headquarters

    A launch ceremony for SCORE Phase II is to be hosted by the Director-General on 23 October 2013

July 2013

  1. Panel discussion - Youth migration and development: Moving Development forward

    30 July 2013, New York - U.N. Headquarters, Conference Room I - Conference Building

    For this year’s International Youth Day 2013, the United Nations Secretariat (DESA) and the International Labour Office (ILO), with the support of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund Secretariat (MDG-F), are co-organizing an event to celebrate the Day. The event will bring together young people, civil society organizations and UN and other experts to discuss issues relating to youth migration.

June 2013

  1. World of Work Summit

    11 June 2013, Geneva, Palais des Nations, Assembly Hall, from 10.20 to 11.50

    High-Level Panel on the theme “Restoring Confidence: Jobs, Growth and Social Progress” held during the 102nd International Labour Conference. Introduction by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO.

May 2013

  1. Third European Research Conference on Microfinance

    17 May 2013, Norway

    Together with our research partner, University of Mannheim and two MFI representatives NWTF and NRSP, the ILO's Social Finance Programme is going to present results of the Microfinance for Decent Work action research at the Third European Research Conference on Microfinance to be held at the university of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, from 10-12 June 2013. The conference will bring together more than 200 researchers from around the world making the conference the largest research event on microfinance ever!

  2. Improving working conditions in small and medium enterprises

    08 May 2013, Geneva, ILO Headquarters

    International experts, researchers and field practitioners are meeting at the ILO to discuss how investing in working conditions, safety and health and training can turn into increased competitiveness and performance and result in a win win scenario for small and medium enterprises in developing and transition economies.

  3. Better Inputs for Decent-Work Analysis

    03 May 2013, Geneva, 10:30-12:00, Room III, ILO HQ

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