Events and meetings


  1. 4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Developing and Implementing Policies for a Better Future at Work (RDW), 8-10 July 2015

    8 - 10 July 2015, Geneva

    The 4th RDW Conference will investigate key dimensions of the future of work and will focus on four thematic issues: (I) Worker protection: wages, hours, and the employment relationship; (II) Income security in the era of widening inequality – labour income, social protection, and well-being; (III) Labour market regulation and development – political economy of policy reforms and their outcomes; and (IV) Reaching out to vulnerable workers: voice, actions, and the role of collective labour relations.

  2. Launch of the Report Employment Protection Legislation Indicators

    27 March 2015, Geneva, Switzerland

    Report Launch

  3. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Non-Standard Forms of Employment

    16 - 19 February 2015, Geneva

    This meeting will bring together experts from around the world to gain a better understanding of the incidence and trends of non-standard forms of employment across different countries of the world, the reasons for its use, its effects on the labour market, firms and workers, including workers’ ability to realize their fundamental rights. The meeting will also discuss national regulations with respect to non-standard forms of employment and different regulatory responses. The ultimate objective is to provide guidance to ILO activities on this topic. Please note that this Meeting is by invitation only and not open to the public.


  1. 3rd Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Regulating for Equitable and Job‐Rich Growth (RDW), 3-5 July 2013

    3 - 5 July 2013, Geneva

    The 2013 RDW Conference will centre on the role of labour market regulation when job creation is the paramount objective. Papers are invited to address labour market regulation's ideal post‐crisis form, with a special focus on four thematic issues: (a) Comparing and evaluating labour regulation systems; (b) regulating informal work; (c) industrial and employment relations for inclusive growth; (d) new patterns of segmentation and new challenges for promoting inclusive labour markets.

  2. Bringing Domestic Workers into the Formal Economy: Implementing ILO Convention No. 189

    18 June 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

    Informal Meeting of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs hosted by the Irish EU Presidency during the 102nd Session of the International Labour Conference.

  3. Research Workshops: Employment Quality in Segmented Labour Markets

    25 - 26 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

    10-11 December 2012 and 25-26 April 2013

  4. National Conference on Decent Work for Domestic Workers in Turkey

    20 February 2013, Ankara, Turkey

    The conference - organized by the ILO, with the participation of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, aims at promoting a dialogue on domestic workers among representatives from the Turkish government, workers and employers organizations, civil society and academia.

  5. Join our Q&A session on domestic workers

    14 January 2013, -15:00 Geneva time (13:00 GMT)

    ILO expert Amelita King-Dejardin will be answering questions on the new global report on domestic workers, on Monday 14 January at 15:00 Geneva time (14:00 GMT). Send your questions to, using the hashtag #ILO2013.


  1. Conference "Adjustments in the public sector: scope, effects and policy Issues"

    21 - 22 June 2012, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brussels

    As a response to the crisis, most European governments put in place policies aimed at reducing their budgetary deficit, thereby carrying out a number of public sector reforms. The conference "Adjustments in the public sector: scope, effects and policy Issues", organized by the ILO in cooperation with the European Commission, aims to identify the nature, the scope and the effects of these public sector adjustments. The conference will be attended by government, trade union and employer representatives and experts of 30 European countries.

  2. First Anniversary of Convention 189 (Decent Work for Domestic Workers)

    8 June 2012, 13:00, Palais des Nations (room XXIII), Geneva, Switzerland

    Meeting on the First anniversary of the Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers: this is a Joint meeting between IUF, IDWN (International Domestic Workers Network) and ITUC (International Trade Unions Confederation). The IDWN will be represented by leaders of domestic workers organizations in 7 countries in the regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbeans. They will inform the ratification processes in their respective countries.

  3. Maternity Protection Resource Package - Training of trainers

    29 May - 1 June 2012, Zambia

    The workshop which took place in Siavonga, near the beautiful shores of lake Kariba, involved more than 33 national officials and experts, who were equipped with knowledge, skills and tools to initiate awareness raising and capacity-building around the core theme of maternity protection at work.


  1. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Working Time Arrangements

    17 - 21 October 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

    This meeting was the first international policy discussion of working time issues in nearly 20 years. The purpose of the meeting was to review and advise on modern working-time arrangements, which includes identifying the main policy issues that would need to be addressed to develop future ILO guidance for advancing decent work in the area of working time.

  2. 2nd Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Regulating for a Fair recovery (RDW), 6-8 July 2011

    6 - 8 July 2011, Geneva

    The Conference will explore the following: - Fairness at the workplace after the crisis - Decent working conditions: regulation's dispensable ideal? - Wages, inequality and economic growth - Enforcing Decent Work Researchers from all regions and from a range of disciplines including law, economics, industrial relations, development studies, sociology, psychology and geography are encouraged to attend.

  3. Gender and Migration: Care Workers at the Interface of Migration and Development

    11 May 2011, Istanbul, Turkey (Lufti Kirdar Convention Centre - Galata Room, 13:00-15:00)

    A special event by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)

  4. Living wage in the 21st century: Why, what and how

    3 February 2011, Geneva

    Workshop on Regulating for Decent Work (RDW)


  1. "Building effective wage policies" course, ILO Turin Training Center, Nov. 2010

    29 November - 3 December 2010, Turin, Italy

  2. "Decent Work for Domestic Workers in Canada"

    22 April 2010, Geneva

    Workshop on Regulating for Decent Work (RDW)

  3. Presentation on "Workplace solutions for childcare"

    1 January 2010 - 1 January 2011, GVA


  1. Conference on Confronting Crises: Policy Responses to Improving Job Quality

    7 - 8 December 2009, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Organized by the ILO Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, this conference will bring together national and regional researchers and tripartite representatives from across Africa. The objective of the Conference is to share and examine the efforts being made across the region to improve working conditions, and to identify effective policy and practical approaches for the future.

  2. 1st International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) World Congress on Labour market regulations: rationales, indicators and impacts

    24 August 2009, Sydney, Australia

    The Study Group's first meeting was organized in two panels. In the first, the existing theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the measurement and comparison of labour regulations were evaluated and suggestions made for improvements in theory, measurement and evaluation. The second panel was devoted to "country reports" on empirical studies in various national settings. Presentations were made by Miguel Malo (University of Salamanca); Sean Cooney (University of Melbourne) and Richard Mitchell (Monash University); Judy Fudge (University of Victoria); Sara Charlesworth (RMIT University); and Sangheon Lee (International Labour Organization) and Deirdre McCann (University of Aberdeen).