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Webinar Series

The International Labour Office and the Global Compact Office have established a webinar series on specific labour topics. Each webinar is conducted by ILO experts and engages participants with practical guidance and relevant tools and resources for advancing the labour principles. Subscribe to the Monthly Bulletin to receive news on participating in upcoming webinars. Participants may also visit the ILO Helpdesk for Business for information and assistance on additional labour topics.

Upcoming Webinar

 

New international standard on the elimination of forced labour: implications for business

Date
  • 5 September, 2014
Time
  • 9:30 am (EDT) / 3:30 pm (CEST)
Description
  • In June 2014, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a new Protocol on Forced Labour. As an international response to combat contemporary forms of slavery and forced labour more effectively, the Protocol creates new legal obligations to prevent forced labour, to protect victims, and to provide access to remedy. Conducted by ILO experts, the webinar will provide insight into this new international instrument and will discuss the role of business in its implementation, including in global efforts to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery.

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Previous Webinars

 

Business and the Realization of Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Presentation
  • Business and the Realization of Indigenous Peoples' Rights  Business and the Realization of Indigenous Peoples' Rights
Date
  • July 2013
Description
  • In many countries, businesses come across human rights challenges that affect indigenous peoples, including discrimination, child labour and forced labour, lack of voice and/or effective participation in decision making processes, lack of decent work opportunities, and recognition of their land rights. This webinar, conducted by ILO experts on indigenous peoples, discussed contributions by government, enterprises, employers’ and workers’ organizations to the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights, as enshrined in ILO Convention No. 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples.

 

Global Enterprises and the Extension of Social Protection

Presentation
  • Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour  Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour
Date
  • May 2013
Description
  • Social protection, and more specifically its global extension through national social protection floors, is on the agenda of major international summits. This webinar discussed how multinational enterprises (MNEs) can contribute to this global challenge as part of their commitment to socioeconomic development. Conducted by experts from the ILO Social Protection Department, with the participation of a Danone representative, the webinar explored the drivers, corporate strategies and concrete results of MNEs providing a minimum level of social protection for employees worldwide.

 

Migrant Workers and Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Presentation
  • Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour  Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour
Date
  • March 2013
Description
  • Facilitated by experts of the ILO’s Labour Migration Programme, this webinar provided practical guidance on how business can address the many challenges related to international labour migration while supporting migrant workers in line with the Labour Principles and the relevant international standards of the ILO. Participants were presented the “business case” for promoting migrants’ rights as well as examples of good practices and initiatives undertaken by the business community.

 

Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Presentation
  • Agenda for Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: The Benefits for Business  View presentation for Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: The Benefits for Business
Date
  • February 2013
Description
  • Web accessibility is a precondition for all persons with disabilities to enjoy the use of the internet. Without it, producers of web-based content, products and services may involuntarily exclude millions of users from their potential audience. This webinar featured examples from companies on how they have taken steps to assure the accessibility of their content. Additionally, how web accessibility is linked to the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was reviewed. A live transcription of the webinar (pdf) was provided to facilitate communication accessibility.

 

Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour

Presentation
  • Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour  Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour
Date
  • November 2012
Description
  • Experts from the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour discuss research on global trends in the realization of this fundamental human right, including an analysis of important developments in the business contribution to the elimination of child labour.

 

ILO-IFC Better Work Programme

Presentation
  • Disability in the Workplace  Disability in the Workplace
Date
  • April 2012
Description
  • Better Work is a unique partnership programme which aims to improve both compliance with labour standards and promote competitiveness in global supply chains. The programme involves both the development of global tools and the implementation of country-level services. This webinar presents an overview of how Better Work engages managers and workers as part of factory-level assessment, advisory and training services, and will explain how national Project Advisory Committees promote local ownership of improvements in the industry.

 

Disability in the Workplace

Presentation
  • Disability in the Workplace  Disability in the Workplace
Date
  • April 2012
Description
  • This webinar discussed the inclusion of workers with disabilities in the workplace. Participants were introduced to the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, and learned how the ILO Code of Practice for Managing Disability in the Workplace can serve as a guide for their disability inclusion policies and efforts. This was an updated presentation of the June 2011 webinar and was scheduled for participants in the Asia region.

 

Women's Entrepreneurship Development

Presentation
  • Disability in the Workplace  Disability in the Workplace
Date
  • February 2012
Description
  • The ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development programme works on enhancing economic opportunities for women by carrying out affirmative actions in support of women starting, formalizing and growing their enterprises, and by mainstreaming gender equality issues into enterprise promotion policies and programmes.

 

HIV and AIDS in the Workplace

Presentation
  • Disability in the Workplace  Disability in the Workplace
Date
  • November 2011
Description
  • This webinar discusses why and how businesses should respond to HIV and AIDS in the workplace. It explores the development of workplace policies and programmes for employees and their families, as well as programmes for supply chains and vulnerable populations. Public private partnerships in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support are discussed, including good practices on partnership models with businesses.

 

Eradicating Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains

Presentation
  • Disability in the Workplace
Date
  • October 2011
Description
  • Forced labour and human trafficking can present a risk to business both within internal operations and global supply chains, including engagement with labour contractors. This webinar provides practical guidance for business in working with trade unions, civil society groups and public policy actors to eliminate forced labour and trafficking.

 

Disability in the Workplace

Presentation
  • Disability in the Workplace
Date
  • June 2011
Description
  • This webinar discusses the inclusion of workers with disabilities in the workplace. It also introduces the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, a voluntary group of multinational enterprises, employers’ organizations and similar networks formed at national or regional levels to address the issue of disability inclusion from a business perspective.

 

Children in Hazardous Work

Presentation
  • Children in Hazardous Work
Date
  • May 2011
Description
  • Experts from the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) provide information on the notion of “hazardous work” (an estimated 115 million children around the world are currently engaged in hazardous work) as well as practical guidance on how business can contribute to eliminate this worst form of child labour.

 

Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

Presentation
  • Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value
Date
  • March 2011
Description
  • Pay differentials between women and men remain one of the most persistent forms of inequality, with women on average earning 20% less than men. This webinar explores the underlying causes of the gender pay gap, and the development of workplace policies and practices to address this inequality.

 


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