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)

July 2017

  1. Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration in the South Asia - Middle East Corridor

    25 - 26 July 2017

    The ILO and the Indian Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to co-host an Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration.

June 2017

  1. The Meeting for the Development of the Workplan to Implement the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) - Malaysia Trade Union Congress (MTUC) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    27 - 30 June 2017

    The MOU aims on increasing protection of Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia

  2. Validation Workshop on Draft Decree on sanctions to labour related violations

    16 June 2017

    The aim of the workshop is to validate the draft Decree on penalties for administrative violations against regulations on labour, social insurance and overseas manpower supply, a Decree which interpret the regulations of the new OSH law into suitable applicable sanctions.

  3. SCORE Preparation Meeting for ILO OECD Workshop on Productivity and Working Condition in Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises

    13 - 16 June 2017

    SCORE aims to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through an intensive and hands-on methodology, effective and easily implemented, so that SMEs are more productive, more competitive and cleaner, and can provide more jobs and decent work for their employees.

  4. ILO celebrates Filipino Migrant Worker's Day

    9 June 2017

    As part of the ILO Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) research agenda, the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (ILO-CO Manila) commissioned a research report that seeks to understand challenges and opportunities that will contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices across a specific migration corridor between the Philippines and Hong Kong.

  5. Good and decent jobs, skills, and entrepreneurship for a just energy transition

    6 June 2017

    Governments, enterprises, workers, financial institutions and development partners will discuss a just energy transition in a deep dive workshop as part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF). The ILO workshop is co-organized with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Platform for Advancing Green Human Capital (PAGHC).

May 2017

  1. Good Labour Practices: What’s next for the Thai fishing and seafood industry?

    31 May 2017

    Within the context of the EU-funded ILO Ship to Shore Rights Project, suppliers, buyers, government, and workers' organizations will discuss the latest changes in the Thai fishing and seafood industry. Joint event organized by the ILO Thai Ministry of Labour and the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand.*

  2. Inter-regional Technical Forum on Skills for Trade, Employability and Inclusive Growth

    30 - 31 May 2017

    Sharing knowledge and lessons learned from implementing the ILO Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme and applying the G20 Training Strategy. The Forum will be hosted by the International Labour Organization in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

  3. Regional Seminar for Strengthening Governance in Global Supply Chains by Promoting Global Framework Agreements and Other instruments

    29 - 31 May 2017

    Global supply chains have contributed to economic growth, job creation, poverty reduction and entrepreneurship and can contribute to a transition from the informal to the formal economy. They can create opportunities for suppliers to move to higher value products and enabled workers to access to high skilled employment with better working conditions and higher pay.

  4. Stakeholders Consultation on Good Practices Manual for Indian Apparel Units

    24 May 2017

    The ILO and Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) jointly organized a stakeholders’ technical consultation on a ‘Framework for Good Practices Manual for Indian Apparel Units’.

  5. High Level Tripartite Dialogue on Future of Work in the Pacific

    23 - 25 May 2017

    The ILO 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community participated in the High Level Tripartite Dialogue to discuss the Future of Work in the Pacific and propose recommendations to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets and beyond.

  6. 3rd review of Sustainability Compact for garment sector

    18 May 2017

    3rd Sustainability Compact review recognises progress as well as challenges still to be addressed in ready made garment sector.

  7. Labour Policy Forum on the Future of Work

    12 May 2017

    The ILO and the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT) co-organize a symposium on the future of work in Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, The Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities, Japanese Trade Union Confederation JTUC-RENGO and Japan Business Federation will attend the forum.

  8. ILO Conference on Wages, Work and Trade: the Future for Pakistan

    10 - 11 May 2017

    The ILO hosted a two day conference on “Wages, Work and Trade: The Future for Pakistan” attended by over 100 representatives of the federal and provincial government, international buyers, employers’ organisations, workers’ organisations, civil society groups, diplomatic partners, development agencies.

  9. MOLISA/ILO/KISA/ASEAN-OSHNET - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OSH "Promote Occupational Safety and Health in the informal sector"

    4 - 5 May 2017

    The conference, to be held on 4-5 May 2017 in Ha Noi, is among a series of meaningful activities in response to the Month of OSH launched by the Government of Vietnam for the first time on 06 May 2017 in Ha Noi. Also, this is in support to the World Day on OSH (28 April) and the International Labour Day (01 May).

  10. Training of Trainers on the Rural Transportation Information Management System (RuTIMS)

    1 - 2 May 2017

    The RuTIMS is an innovative tool and comprehensive road database management system for overall planning and management of rural transportation infrastructures.

April 2017

  1. Stakeholders reiterate workers’ rights

    30 April 2017

    A large number of workers along with representatives of all walks of life participated in the event organized by the Government of Punjab in cooperation with workers organizations to commemorate the International Labour Day.

  2. Celebration of National Occupational Safety and Health Day 2017

    28 April 2017

    For the second year, Bangladesh celebrates National Occupational Safety and Health Day on 28 April 2017 organised by the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments

  3. World Day for Safety and Health at Work: The Launch of OSH4Youth and SafeYouth@Work Projects

    28 April 2017

    In response to employment challenges for young workers, the ILO Youth Employment Programme has developed the training package “Youth Rights @Work: Decent work for young people” that consists of a guide for facilitators and a toolkit that provide hands-on examples of rights and entitlements of young workers as well as recruitment practices and workplace situations.

  4. World day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2017

    The International Labour Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour & Trade Union Relations, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) together with the Employers & Workers is organizing a National Seminar on Occupational Safety & Health on 28th April 2017 to commemorate World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The workshop will be held at Hotel Renuka from 9.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

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