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)

August 2018

  1. Visayas and Mindanao island-wide tripartite consultations and workshop on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards

    1 - 2 August 2018

    With support from the SafeYouth@Work Project, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) convenes workers, employers and safety practitioners in a series of island-wide tripartite consultations in Visayas and Mindanao aimed at gathering stakeholder inputs to the proposed revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).

July 2018

  1. Workforce Workshop on Quality Internship and Apprenticeship Guidelines

    24 - 25 July 2018

    Work-based Learning such as Internships and apprenticeships in several developed countries are an important component of an education system. It is mandatory for all youth to follow internship and apprenticeship in Indonesia. This internship and apprenticeship program enables youth to have job orientation about specific careers that they may choose for their future employment.

  2. Tripartite Dialogue for Promoting Effective Implementation of Collective Bargaining in Oil Palm Sector in Medan

    20 July 2018

    The overall objective of the tripartite dialogue is to promote good-faith bargaining among social partners and key stakeholders, and to stimulate effective social dialogue on the freedom of association and collective bargaining in Medan’s oil palm sector.

  3. South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization

    16 - 18 July 2018

    The Forum aims to support the Philippines to achieve decent work through enterprise formalization by further empowering policymakers and informal economy leaders to design and implement an appropriate policy mix. The three-day Forum will bring together around 30 high level policy makers and expert from the Philippines with experts from the Global South (Brazil, Chile, India and Uruguay) and ILO Specialists.

  4. Introduction Workshop of ILO STEM Project to Small and Medium Enterprises in Automotive Sector

    13 July 2018

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has initiated Women in STEM Project (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), which is funded by JP Morgan Global Philanthropy. The program is implemented in ASEAN-3, namely Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand in automotive, IT-BPO and electronic sector respectively.

  5. Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines

    11 - 13 July 2018

    The efforts to facilitate formalization of the informal economy has been accelerating across the globe bolstered with the historic adoption of Recommendation 204 Concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation (R204) which was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 104th Session in 2015. With the launch of the SDGs, the interests are growing to support more than 60 per cent of the world’s workforce operating in the informal economy through transition to formality. The notion that economic growth, while a necessary condition, is insufficient to reduce informality, is widespread in the debates of post-global financial crisis, and most recently in the context of the fourth industrial revolution including in the Future of Work dialogue hosted by the ILO.

  6. Sub-Regional Workshop on the implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    10 - 13 July 2018

    In order to address the above challenges, ILO (NORMES, ROAP and ITC Turin) in collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will co-organize the Sub-Regional Workshop on the Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

  7. The 4th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting

    10 - 11 July 2018

    The meeting aims to facilitate greater understanding of the evolving context of the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) implementation, sharing of experience in the strengthening of legislative framework and institutional capacity and arrangements of the MRS and discussion on the next steps for taking the MRS forward, including the pilot implementation.

June 2018

  1. 2nd Business Round Table on Promoting Decent Work and Fundamental Rights in Value Chains under the Child Labour Platform (CLP) supported by the ILO-Stora Enso Partnership

    28 June 2018

    The meeting aims to identify the obstacles to the implementation of the International Labour Standards (ILS) in supply chains and surrounding communities, identify practical ways of overcoming these obstacles, and catalyse collective action.

  2. Technical Consultation on Alliance 8.7

    28 June 2018

    The workshop aims at providing information on Alliance 8.7, building commitments and discussing possible next steps to make Alliance 8.7 operational in Nepal.

  3. Joint Trade Union Platform of Indonesian Workers Organizations for Actions on Decent Work Priorities

    28 - 29 June 2018

    This two day workshop is aimed at reviewing key issues facing workers organizations in industrial relations, priorities for decent work and set up a joint platform(s) for increased organizational & technical capacity for promoting organizing and effective social dialogue, and/or collective bargaining for addressing the identified priorities.

  4. Capacity building on occupational safety and health for tripartite councils - government, employers and workers in Mindanao

    27 - 29 June 2018

    Recognizing the critical role of tripartite councils - government, employers and workers, in increasing awareness on OSH at the regional and sectoral levels, the SafeYouth@Project, in cooperation with the DOLE particularly the OSHC, BLR and BWC gathered 34 tripartite representatives including those from the youth sector to the Mindanao-leg of the training on OSH promotion.

  5. Consultative Workshop on Drafting Rules of Business for Sindh Labour Laws

    26 - 27 June 2018

    The Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department in collaboration with the ILO, will organize the second phase of consultations to develop Rules of Business for its labour laws.

  6. Piloting InBusiness Soft Skill Modules

    25 - 26 June 2018

    In Business is a new and innovative learning programme designed by the enterprise department in the ILO Regional Office for Asia Pacific in Bangkok to support development, growth, and enhancement of enterprises through peer-learning networks.

  7. Establishing a skill assessment mechanism through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), for Sri Lankan Migrant Workers

    22 June 2018

    Ministry of Skills and vocational Training, Ministry of Foreign Employment and Ministry of Home Affairs jointly requested ILO’s support establishing a “RPL Coordinating committees for Migrant workers”

  8. Training for Labour Inspectors from Visayas and Mindanao on Advancing Competencies on Core Labour Inspection Functions

    18 - 22 June 2018

    The ILO in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment will hold a training for labour inspectors from Visayas and Mindanao to enhance competencies and to promote quality inspection.

  9. Training Workshop to Improve Occupational Safety and Health for young workers and New strategic perspective on OSH

    18 - 22 June 2018

    This work aims to address a wide range of issues on occupational safety and health (OSH) including improving OSH conditions at enterprises at national or regional levels especially for the safety and health of young workers.

  10. National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

    14 June 2018

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives is facilitating a National Dialogue on the Future of Work in the Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka.

  11. “ILO Colombo supports SLBFE and TVEC to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Certified Labour in Foreign Employment”

    7 June 2018

    On 7th June 2018, the heads of agencies signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to formalize this cooperation. The MOC focuses on achieving in-country harmonization of the SLBFE Job Classification System with the National Vocational Qualifications System in Sri Lanka (NVQ-SL) of TVEC.

  12. Preparation meeting on Provincial Social Dialogue and OSH Campaign in Palm Oil Sector in North Sumatra

    6 June 2018

    The meeting is part of the efforts to promote decent work in Indonesia's palm plantations as well as to introduce the ILO module on social dialogue and OSH improvement.

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