News and events on supply chains

November 2023

  1. Conclave on Promotion of Sustainable Enterprises for Local Development

    24 November 2023

    The ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) is organizing a 1-day conclave on "Promotion of Sustainable Enterprises for Local Development". The conclave aims to bring together policymakers, industry leaders, MSMEs, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders from India and other emerging economies to deliberate on strategies for responsible supply chain for sustaining competitiveness, industrial linkages and value chain development for local enterprise growth, and promotion of market responsive MSME ecosystem, with the primary objective for sustainable, resilient and inclusive development and Decent Work for All

September 2023

  1. International Labour Organization promotes safety and health in coffee supply chain

    27 September 2023

    The #CoffeePeople campaign, launched on International Coffee Day, urges collaboration between governments, employers, workers' organizations, and the private sector to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the millions of coffee workers worldwide.

  2. EU and UN agencies join forces to address root causes of child labour

    27 September 2023

    A new EU-funded action will tackle the root causes of child labour in supply chains, focusing primarily on coffee and leveraging existing efforts on cobalt. Under the leadership of the ILO, the project will be jointly implemented with FAO and UNICEF, in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC).

August 2023

  1. Inclusive private sector development in forced displacement contexts

    17 - 19 October 2023

    A technical knowledge-sharing event on engaging and developing the private sector in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

June 2023

  1. Gender equality, responsible business conduct and human rights due diligence

    23 - 27 October 2023

    This one-week course supports practitioners responsible for or with a demonstrated strong interest in policies and programmes related to responsible business conduct, human rights due diligence, gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

  2. 2023 UN Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum, Asia Pacific

    02 June 2023

    The ILO is co-organising the 2023 United Nations Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum, Asia-Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand, 6-9 June 2023).

February 2023

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

January 2023

  1. 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.