Events and meetings

The ILO organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events, throughout Asia Pacific. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the regional Meetings Unit (Email us)

May 2020

  1. Training Course. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

    11 May - 15 February 2020

    The ILO’s Multinational Enterprises Declaration clarifies the roles and responsibilities of governments and enterprises in relation to decent work. In this course, participants learn how they can help boost workers’ rights, improve skills development, and support small and medium-sized enterprises.

March 2020

  1. #GetEUReady: A Social Media Campaign for Indian Students Aspiring to Study in the EU

    11 March 2020

    This campaign highlights the theme of students’ mobility and focuses on disseminating a students’ checklist, ‘Prepare for your study in Europe’ - prepared by ILO’s project partner – International Centre for Migration Policy Development, ICMPD- targeting Indian students aiming to study in the EU.

  2. Soft Skills Training for Public Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVETs)’ Instructors in Indonesia

    4 - 7 March 2020

    The Women in STEM project aims to empower pre-employed female youth by providing them with relevant ICT technical skills and soft/core skills training, as well as employed female employees by strengthening their soft/core skills training that are relevant for career development.

  3. Strategic Compliance Planning for Labour Inspectorates in Indonesia's Palm Oil Sector

    3 - 6 March 2020

    The objectives of the workshop is to facilitate the dialogue among the key stakeholders in palm oil sector, especially the relevant authorities for the joint inspection

  4. National Conference on International Experiences of Protection against Unemployment and its Relevance for Indonesia

    3 - 4 March 2020

    The establishment of employment insurance (EI) system has become a priority among national stakeholders. The political will in the government appears to be strong enough to realise the initiative.

  5. Focus Group Discussion (FDG) on Employment among Trade Union in Palm Oil Sector

    2 March 2020

    The aim of the FDG is to collect information for the action research on freedom of association and collective bargaining in palm oil sector in South Sumatra.

February 2020

  1. Local economic growth through partnerships and value chain development through LEED+ model

    28 February 2020

    The Chamber Academy of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has organised a knowledge sharing session, together with the International Labour Organisation on the LEED+ project and its incentives to the private sector and local producers.

  2. Final National Workshop of the pilot project on flood and drought resilience in selected districts in Sri Lanka

    27 February 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be conducting the final national workshop of the pilot project on flood and drought resilience in Ratnapura, Kalutara and Kilinochchi districts.

  3. Recognising contributions of migrant workers: Strengthening safe labour migration processes in Sri Lanka

    25 February 2020

    An event to recognise the contributions of migrant workers and to emphasise the need to strengthen safe labour migration processes will be held in Colombo on 25th February 2020.

  4. Workshop of the Capacity Building Programme for Bricklaying and Plastering Experts of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Myanmar during 24-28 February 2020.

    24 - 28 February 2020

    This workshop is under the timeframe of the implementation of ILO/Korea Project on ‘Promoting ASEAN Initiatives in TVET and Skills for Inclusive Future of Work for ASEAN and CLM countries.

  5. Stakeholders Forum: UK Prosperity Fund Skills Programme for South-East Asia

    18 - 19 February 2020

    The ILO gathered national stakeholders and key partners to discuss priorities and strategies for more productive and equitable skills and TVET systems under the UK Prosperity Fund Skills Programme for South-East Asia Project.

  6. High-level 3+5+1 Meeting held on 18 February, 2020 to take stock the progress of Sustainability Compact

    18 February 2020

    Ministry of Commerce (MoC), Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Government of Bangladesh, five development partners EU, UK, US, Canada, Denmark and the ILO forming the high level 3+5+1 platform met on 18 February, 2020 to stock take the progress of the Sustainability Compact commitments.

  7. UK- Indonesia Skills Programme Launch in East Java

    18 February 2020

    Given the deepening global and regional economic integration, the maritime sector has gathered a growth momentum with an increasing demand for skilled workforce. Reflecting this trend, Indonesia launched the Global Maritime Fulcrum initiative which aim to place Indonesia to be a regional maritime power.

  8. Decent Work Country Programme Task Force Meeting

    11 - 13 February 2020

    Decent Work Country Programme Task Force Meeting WCP Taskforce meets in Jaffna 11-13 February 2020

January 2020

  1. ILO holds 1st STEM for Workforce Readiness Technical Working Group Meeting

    30 January 2020

    The International Labour Organization held the 1st Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) for Workforce Readiness and Development Technical Working Group Meeting.

  2. Launch of the Code of Conduct for Private Recruitment Agencies in Cambodia

    29 January 2020

  3. Local knowledge sharing on Watershed Management

    24 January 2020

    Dissemination of knowledge products for mainstreaming disaster resilience into national and rural development.

  4. ILO supports National Skills Development Authority to review National Skills Policy

    8 January 2020 - 31 January 2021

    National Skills Development Authority (NSDA), with the technical and financial support from ILO’s Skills 21 project, will conduct a review and updating of the NSDP 2011. The review process will be inclusive, participatory and reflecting the views and recommendations of the stakeholders.

  5. Paving the Way to Ratification of C189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    7 January 2020

    A national consultation on the road map to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

  6. Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) Workshop on In Business Soft Skills Training with Industry Associations

    7 - 8 January 2020

    The workshop seeks to introduce industry associations to the In Business Soft Skills Training and the different methodologies on peer facilitated trainings for women in STEM-related occupations.

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