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)

January 2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

December 2019

  1. Sector-Wide Integrated Framework for TVET (SWIFT): Synergies in Skills Development

    18 December 2019

    ILO’s European Union-funded project Skills 21 has taken an initiative to create a Sector Wide Approach for the TVET sector for Skills Development.

  2. National Dialogue -- The Future of Digital and Distance Learning: Accelerating The Use of Technology to Deliver Quality Skills Development in Rural Areas

    18 December 2019

    The event will further discuss about the future of digital and distance learning in Indonesia.

  3. International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day

    17 - 18 December 2019

    The International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day will be held on 17-18 December 2019 at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

  4. Myanmar: Agrobusiness Forum 2019

    12 December 2019

    With the common objective of promoting sustainability, inclusivity, productivity and competitiveness in the agriculture sector, EuroCham Myanmar (EuroCham), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are collaborating in convening the Agrobusiness Forum 2019, focused on promoting good agricultural practices and responsible supply chain management among agrobusinesses operating in Myanmar.

  5. Promoting Decent work for invisible workers in South Asia National Consultation

    12 December 2019

    Sri Lanka national consultation on home based and informal workers in global supply chains

  6. Regional experts meeting on the future of STEM education and training in TVETs in Southeast Asia

    11 - 12 December 2019

    The ILO through its Women in STEM Programme gathered TVET experts and representatives’ of government from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia to discuss the integration of STEM skills into TVET education and training in Southeast Asia

  7. National Work-Plan for Trade Unions in Sri Lanka

    9 - 10 December 2019

    Building a common platform and strengthening the collective voice of trade unions through joint actions in 2020

  8. Fair Recruitment of aspirant Migrant Workers and their Families in Sri Lanka

    8 - 10 December 2019

    Information and awareness on fair recruitment to aspiring migrant workers, their families and the wider community was provide by the National Trade Union Federation, in association with the ILO, through three one-day fairs in Sri Lanka, which brought national and local government officials, trade unions and migrant associations, as well as local civil society organisations.

  9. Bright Spots in Sri Lanka's Future of Work

    5 December 2019

    Knowledge sharing on two sectors of opportunity and challenge for Sri Lanka's labour force.

  10. National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programme of Sri Lanka Validation Workshop

    3 December 2019

    Tripartite workshop convened by the Ministry of Labour to review and finalise the draft National Occupational Safety and Health Programme, with the technical assistance of the ILO in Colombo on 03 December 2019.

  11. Asia-Arab States and Africa Inter-regional meeting on safe and fair migration for women migrant workers

    3 - 4 December 2019

    From 3 to 4 December 2019, in Bangkok, the ILO and UN Women hosted the inter-regional meeting, titled ‘Labour mobility between Asia and the Arab States: Sharing of experiences and progress under the Bali Declaration with specific focus on women migrant workers’.

November 2019

  1. Effective regional policy engagement for Pacific Trades Unions on Just Transition for Climate Sustainability

    28 November 2019

    A Regional workshop organized by the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries in collaboration with the Australia People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA)

  2. Seminar and Training of Enterprises SCORE Ho-Co

    28 - 29 November 2019

    The large majority of employment for both women and men is found in SMEs and the key to sustainable economic development that leads to effective poverty reduction lies in competitive and growing SMEs.

  3. Labour Forum – "Future of work: The Choice of Viet Nam"

    27 November 2019

    The ILO, tripartite partners (government, worker's and employer's organization) and other key stakeholders will gather in Hanoi to assess achievements, discuss challenges and brainstorm on a range of policy solutions leading to the future of work Vietnam wants to achieve.

  4. Workshop on Validation of Final Draft: National Occupational Safety and Health Programme 2020 – 2024

    26 November 2019

    The Workshop is a key collaboration activity between ILO Jakarta and the Ministry of Manpower. In the workshop, based on previous meetings, the MOM staff will present final draft of the National OSH Programmes 2020 – 2024.

  5. Nepal: National Capacity Building and Planning Workshop for Stakeholders of Home Based Workers and Informal Workers in Supply Chains

    21 November 2019

    The two-day workshop was aimed to build capacity, create a common understanding and concertize possible actions on the issue of home workers, home-based workers, and other workers in the informal economy, who are part of global supply chains.

  6. Skills 21 and TVET institutes conducted workshop on organizing policy dialogue to review NSDP

    20 November 2019

    Skills 21 project-conducted a series of policy dialogue orientation workshops to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas on National Skills Development Policy.

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